Lesson Plan

Explanations for Expressions

Do your students need instruction in how to find and determine the meaning of figurative language? In this lesson, students will explore the exaggerations found in hyperbole and elements of idioms.
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Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to use context to determine the meaning of figurative language such as idioms and hyperbole.
  • Students will be able to recognize meanings of common idioms and hyperbole.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
  • Distribute individual whiteboards and markers or sheets of white paper to students.
  • Write an idiom of choice on the board and ask the students to draw the literal representation of that idiom.
  • Tell the students that sometimes the literal representation doesn’t match figurative language such as idioms and hyperboles.
  • Tell the students that they will be learning some common expressions of figurative language and how to use the context to determine the meaning.