CCSS ELA Standard: 4.L.5

Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

Idioms About Money

Part 8 of Idioms

Five sets of idioms related to money.

Idioms About Fire

Part 10 of Idioms

Five sets of idioms related to fire!

Idiom Tasks

Part 2 of Idioms

Four fantastically terrific tasks for a weekly idiom study.

Idioms about Weather

Part 7 of Idioms

Five sets of idioms related to the weather.

Idioms About Red

Part 9 of Idioms

Five sets of idioms related to the color red.

Sets of Idioms Related to Numbers

Part 5 of Idioms

Two sets of idioms related to numbers.

Five Sets of Bird and Bug Idioms

Part 3 of Idioms

Five sets of idioms related to birds (and bugs).

Sets of Idioms Related to Body Parts

Part 6 of Idioms

Five sets of five idioms, all related to body parts!

Sets of Idioms Related to Food

Part 4 of Idioms

Five sets of five idioms, all related to food.

Fancier Figurative Language: Advanced Repetition

Part 4 of Fancier Figurative Language

Is your students' use of repetition limited to, "The girl was very, very, very fast."? Let's borrow some ideas from Shakespeare!

Advanced Alliteration and Consonance

Part 5 of Fancier Figurative Language

When students learn about alliteration, it's hard to steer them away from goofy tongue-twisters. Certainly, there must be more powerful and practical ways of using alliteration. In this lesson, I draw on delicious examples from Shakespeare to show how a very advanced writer used alliteration. Then, I break those ideas down so students can try them out.

Sets of Idioms

Part 1 of Idioms

An ongoing series to expose students to five related idioms.

Improving Presentations 1: Watching The Greats

Part 1 of Better Presentations

Get better at giving presentations by studying the greats!

Educational Valentines

Let's make valentines with an educational twist!