Johnny Appleseed Activities on Idioms and Diorama Pop up Book

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3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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  1. Students read five folktales about famous tall tale legends. Each passage features a different figurative language lesson. As a culminating activity, kids create engaging pop-up book dioramas. Read about Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, John Henry, and Pecos Bill while studying hyperbole, idioms, meta
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Johnny Appleseed and idioms go hand in hand. This lesson includes a close reading passage about Johnny Appleseed and a lesson about idioms. Once students have completed the lessons there is an art activity that will allow them to create a beautiful diorama pop-up book of Johnny Appleseed.

Happy customers have said:

"I always teach about Johnny Appleseed, so this was an awesome unit and a great way to teach idioms. Thank you."

"Love the story of Johnny Appleseed. This is an excellent way to teach idioms in context."

"Very cute. I've been working on an idiom lesson this weekend. This will fit in perfectly."


More Fun With Figurative Language Lessons

Johnny Appleseed and Adjectives: Lesson and Pop Up Book.

John Henry Close Reading Lesson on Metaphors and Similes and Pop Up Book.

Pecos Bill: Close Reading Lesson on Personification and Pop Up Book.

Tall Tales: Fun With Figurative Language and Create Your Own Pop Up Books.


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12 pages
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1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
Distinguish the literal and nonliteral meanings of words and phrases in context (e.g., take steps).
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.


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