L.3.5a

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

 
18 Lesson(s)
   

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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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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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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alliteration
   

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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sensory
   

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

In this lesson, students will work together in partners to identify 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: Vocabulary Quiz

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

After learning seven types of figurative language, students work with a partner to take a short formative assessment.

 
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poem
   

Poetry: Similes

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 simile, students practice reading examples in a short poem, and use it in their writing.

 
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Poetry: Metaphors

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 metaphor, students practice reading examples in a short poem, and use it in their writing.

 
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metaphor
   

Poetry: Hyperbole

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 hyperbole, students practice reading examples in a short poem, and use it in their writing.

 
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hyperbole
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