Word Meaning 2
Words are the wondrous building blocks in language. This unit increases students’ word knowledge by introducing more challenging vocabulary and exploring how words are related. Learners will also discover some of the ways words are constructed using derivational root words, prefixes, suffixes, and compound words. Students will get to explore and create fun literary devices such as similes, idioms and metaphors.
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Did you know similes can be sorted into like groups? Help your child understand the meaning behind figurative language with this simile sorting game. In it, fourth graders can divide three groups of similes into three different types: emotions, actions, and appearance. It'll help them better work with word meaning in the future, and give them practice with more complex kinds of reading and writing.
What's going on in Muggo's brain? Sorting metaphors, of course! Students can help him in this game by sorting the metaphor clouds into the categories listed in Muggo's brain. Students must sort action, emotion, and appearance metaphors into the correct parts of Muggo's brain. Learning about figurative language is especially important in fourth grade, when students must tackle more complex word meanings.