L.3.5

Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.

 
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Say What?: Introducing Non-Literal Language

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Idioms Unit
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Idioms Unit
Sara Hesemann
Johnsburg, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students will work on identifying examples of non-literal language within a text and distinguish the meanings of literal from non-literal words and phrases in context.

 
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Poetry: An Inquiry (Day 1)

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

To begin the unit, students conduct a quick inquiry contrasting the design of a poem with a story or text.

 
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Figurative Language: It’s just a figure of speech!

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Figurative Language Unit
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Figurative Language Unit
Melody Arabo
West Bloomfield, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Introducing the concept of Figurative Language

 
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Poetry: Summative Assessment

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

After weeks of learning poetry characteristics and several types of figurative language, students compare and contrast two poems during an end of the unit test.

 
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3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Idioms Unit
Sara Hesemann
Johnsburg, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students will work on identifying examples of non-literal language within a text and distinguish the meanings of literal from non-literal words and phrases in context by reading closely and taking notes.

 
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Poetry: Idiom

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

After learning the definition of idiom, students practice reading examples in a short poem, and use it in their writing.

 
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Figurative Language: Poor, confused Amelia

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Figurative Language Unit
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Figurative Language Unit
Melody Arabo
West Bloomfield, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Scaffolding the concept of Figurative Language

 
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Poetry: Alliteration

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

After learning the definition of alliteration, students practice reading examples in a short poem, and use it in their writing.

 
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Figurative Language: The proof is in the pudding

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Figurative Language Unit
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Figurative Language Unit
Melody Arabo
West Bloomfield, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Assessing the concept of Figurative Language

 
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Poetry: Sensory Poems

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

After discussing the five senses, students practice reading poems that appeal to the five senses, and use it in their writing.

 
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Poetry: Personification

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

After learning the definition of personification, students practice reading examples in a short poem, and use it in their writing.

 
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Figurative Language: A literal figure of speech

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Figurative Language Unit
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Figurative Language Unit
Melody Arabo
West Bloomfield, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Reflecting on the concept of Figurative Language

 
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Introduction to Figurative Language

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Literal and Non-Literal Meanings
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Literal and Non-Literal Meanings
Deborah Blackley
Atlanta, GA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

How can figurative language help make reading and writing more interesting?

 
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That was a Breeze!: Working with Idioms

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Idioms Unit
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Idioms Unit
Sara Hesemann
Johnsburg, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students will create an idiom poster for one of the idioms they selected.

 
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Poetry: Onomatopoeia

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

After learning the definition of onomatopoeia, students practice reading examples in a short poem, and use it in their writing.

 
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onomatopoeia

Distinguish the literal and nonliteral meanings of words and phrases in context (e.g., take steps).

Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe people who are friendly or helpful).

Distinguish shades of meaning among related words that describe states of mind or degrees of certainty (e.g., knew, believed, suspected, heard, wondered).

Common Core ELA
 
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