Big Idea:Figuring out the language author's use to help their story are sometimes taken literally by our students. This is an easy story to use to help students practice looking for and understanding exaggerated and figurative language.
Big Idea:Through a picture book, students can listen and try to understand interesting words. This lesson gives them the chance to focus their listening on the words. As they focus on words that are interesting they can try to infer the author's use of them.
Big Idea:Technology such as, iPads make learning more engaging. Students will practice looking for Vocabulary words from their history book on the iPads and then they will use it to find an image to use as their example.
Big Idea:Homonyms and homophones can be very fun when students realize what happens when you use the wrong word or when one word can be a verb and noun. This lesson explores these words and has some fun with learning them.
Big Idea:Analogies are tricky because students have not practiced looking for similar relationships between words. This lesson explores analogies and gives students the opportunity to practice creating them.