Hello! Thank you for looking at Winter, New Year's & Super Bowl Themed Figurative Language Lessons for Middle School and Beyond
I happen to love, love, LOVE this lesson as it contains my favorite – interpreting figurative language.
I usually complete these lessons with my fifth through tenth grade students! So they are more of a middle through high school geared lessons!
Included are three lessons as follows:
1. Interpreting and Defining Figurative Language, Identifying Problems and Determining Solutions – Winter Theme
Description: For this lesson, students will be required to interpret figurative language (mostly commonly used idioms non-literal language terms) that is presented in a short paragraph. The paragraphs contain context clues to allow students to determine what the language term means. In addition, students will develop their problem solving skills by identifying the problem and providing possible solutions! The paragraphs are all based on a WINTER THEME!!! ***** Most paragraphs include two figurative / non-literal language terms! ***** 12 paragraphs are included – 2 per page, 6 pages in all for this lesson.
2. New Year’s Figurative Language – Define in Context & Utilize Terms to Formulate Novel Sentences
Description: : Read each scenario and provide a definition of the figurative language term in bold and italicized by using context clues within the paragraph. Then formulate a novel sentence containing the language term.
10 social scenarios containing an idiom each. Idioms are in context so students will be able to determine what each means. 10 scenarios, 2 per page, 5 pages in all for this lesson.
3. Tackling Figurative Language – A Super Bowl Story!!!
Description Using critical thinking and problem solving skills, determine which idiom is necessary to complete the paragraph using context clues (idioms provided in an Idiom Bank)! The Super Bowl is a time when everyone likes to watch football and eat, so watch for the second and third paragraphs for which all of the idioms have to do with FOOD! The story revolves completely around the festivities of the Super Bowl and contains context clues for your students! When students complete each paragraph of fill-ins, they will have the opportunity to respond to questions that contain the idiom they just worked on! – 4 idioms per paragraph, 4 paragraphs, 1 paragraph per page – 4 pages in all for this lesson!
******* I do want to mention however, the amount of clip-art is limited, as it is a middle to high school geared lesson, however, I still think that using some graphics are motivating to students!