Lesson Plan

Idioms, Adages, and Proverbs

Idioms are an important tool that an author may use to help readers visualize what is happening in a story. By creating these images with words, it helps the reader gain a better understanding of the characters.
Stephanie R.
Classroom teacher
Macy Elementary School
La Habra, United States
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My Grades 4
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, English Language Learning, Health & Wellness

Students will be able to explore the use of idioms in a text.

Students will be able to identify idioms in various texts. 

Students will be able to discuss literal and metaphorical meanings in a text.

Students will be able to use idioms correctly in a sentence with a structured sentence frame. 

English Language Arts
Grades 3 – 5
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Hook, Direct Instruction, Guided Practice, Independent Practice, Wrap-Up

Students will be led through a lesson on Idioms, Proverbs, and Adages using Nearpod. Students will be able to pair share, as well as engage in the various activities embedded into Nearpod. 

Student Instructions

Students, you will need to follow along with the Nearpod lesson, participating in any of the Idiom activities.