This Common Core language lesson asks students to interpret euphemism and oxymorons. In this lesson, students will read a passage with key words underlined. Then, they will identify whether the word is an euphemism or oxymoron and interpret its meaning. According to The Internet TSEL Journal, speakers of English use euphemisms to express many everyday realities, and have to decode them daily at work and in the media. Fluency in English requires the understanding of euphemisms, yet they are largely untaught. This lesson addresses that need. In addition to the initial lesson, there are numerous pages of Independent Practice and Review with questions modeled after Common Core assessment items.
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