Lesson Plan

It's Raining Idioms!

Idioms will be a piece of cake when students finish this fun lesson! Students practice illustrating and explaining common idioms.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to explain literal and figurative meaning of idioms.


(5 minutes)
Common IdiomsIdioms: A Figure of Speech
  • Gather your students together and explain that today they will be working with figurative language.
  • Explain that figurative language is a word or phrase that does not have its normal everyday, literal meaning.
  • Tell students that writers use figurative language to make comparisons, and to help the reader create a more vivid picture of the text.
  • Ask students to describe a time when someone used a word or saying to describe something that was different from the word's literal, or normal, everyday, meaning. Give them a few examples of metaphors, similes, or idioms if they're confused.
  • Tell students that today’s lesson will be a piece of cake!