This resource includes a lesson, interactive power point and everything you need to introduce IDIOMS, facilitate practice, and assess. Created to align with key principals of Common Core, the lesson takes a student centered approach with the teacher acting mainly as facilitator.
All activities are designed to guide students to demonstrate mastery of the following 5th Grade Common Core Standards:
Language Standards L.5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
b. Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms.
Speaking & Listening Standards SL.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
♥ Start to Finish 4 page Lesson Plan with Step-by-Step guidelines for INTO, THROUGH, BEYOND
♥ Interactive power point - Part III – IDIOMS - 30 slides.
Our objective is stated. Through a series of engaging examples students are taught the difference between figurative and literal meaning in text. Ten additional examples of common idioms are then presented for students to interpret both literally and figuratively. For your convenience the power point closes with a Figurative Language Literally sample card that illustrates what students will be expected to create in one of the printable activities.
Although this resource on idioms can stand alone, be advised that there is a slide in the Idioms power point that references metaphors, which is introduced in Part II of this THREE PART SERIES. It would benefit your students to learn about metaphors first if you have not purchased the bundle, which includes 3 lessons that build on each other in the following sequence:
PART I – SIMILES
PART II – METAPHORS
PART III – IDIOMS
♥ Printable Pages (See Part III Contents listed below) - The student handout/poster corresponds with a slide in the power point. (The printed lesson plan gives specific guidelines for when to distribute this during the show.) Follow the power point with printable practice pages and an assessment. All were created to increase in difficulty from simple and complex phrases to fictional passages that build in length from 1 - 3 paragraphs. There are also 2 engaging activities that total 7 printable pages.
♥ 4 pages of detailed Answer Keys
PART III CONTENTS – Printable Pages - IDIOMS
♥Lesson Plan – Part III – IDIOMS (4 pages)
♥Figurative or Literal (handout/poster)
♥Idiom Practice A – Common Phrases
♥Idiom Practice A – Common Phrases - KEY
♥Idiom Practice B – Figurative Language Literally (3 pages)
♥Idiom Practice B – Figurative Language Literally – Sample Card
♥Idiom Practice B – Figurative Language Literally – FOLLOW UP CHALLENGE
♥Idiom Practice B – Figurative Language Literally – FOLLOW UP CHALLENGE – KEY
♥Assessment – Idioms – Three Paragraph Fictional Text – “The Job”
♥Assessment – Idioms - Three Paragraph Fictional Text – “The Job” - KEY
Embedded in the Lesson:
• The 4 C’s: Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, Creativity
• Accommodations/Differentiation for varied abilities and learning styles
• Strategies for Simultaneous Overt & Covert Engagement
• Closing Reflections for students
Time of student engagement is approximately 4 - 45 minute periods, or more, depending how you choose to break it up.
♥ Use for on level 5th graders
♥ Differentiate for high level 4th graders
♥ Remediate for struggling 6th graders
This product is packaged in a zip file. The power point is in presentation mode to preserve the animations and sound effects.
This resource on Idioms is Part III of a THREE LESSON BUNDLE.
Lessons, Practice, and Assessments for Part I – Similes, and Part II - Metaphors can be purchased separately:
PART I – Similes Common Core Lesson, Practice, and Assessment
PART II – Metaphors Common Core Lesson, Practice, and Assessment
ALL THREE resources can be purchased at a DISCOUNT as part of the
THREE LESSON BUNDLE:
Figurative Language Common Core Lessons, Practice, and Assessments
CHECK OUT MY OTHER COMMON CORE LESSON, PRACTICE, AND ASSESSMENT RESOURCES:
Context Clues Common Core Lessons, Practice, and Assessments
Draw Inferences Common Core Lesson, Practice, and Assessment
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