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symphony in slang. This is one of my favorites as a child. It made me laugh everytime.

DO THIS. Worksheets: Hyperbole Story I'm going to use this to teach them how to make a story more interesting.

onomatopoeia to Batman theme. Bet the music would make this memorable for some kids.

Sesame Street: J Friends Song, an alliteration with the letter J

Similes and Metaphors in Pop Music...Perfect for fourth graders!

Audrey Assad - Even the Winter (Lyrics) The metaphor of seasons has been something I've carried with me for over a decade now - love this song. Love "spring".

Metaphor Song--- Perfect Two by Auburn

Students explore similes with this quick-to-prepare activity. Materials: drawing paper (one sheet per child) crayons or colored pencils A student draws a self-portrait in the center of her paper. Next, she adds a web that extends from her illustration as shown. In each circle of the web, she writes a self-descriptive sentence that contains a simile.

Idioms: Create a Class Book or Bulletin Board

Free! Name that idiom! Fun game to teach idiom meanings.

▶ Idioms Song (Idioms by Melissa) - YouTube

The Smoke Seller. Great text for inferring character traits or feelings

Use to teach inferencing/drawing conclusions

We don't know what the Minions are actually "saying" but we understand what is going on. Distance Contest (Ending of "Despicable Me") - context clues and inferences YouTube

Defective Detective--infers incorrectly--sometimes the clues don't add up as we think.

Spectacular animation (Oscar winning in 2008) of Sergei Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf", directed by Suzie Templeton.

I.LOVE.THIS!!! I am soooo going to come up with an inferring lesson for the beginning of the year! Awesome!

A fantastic, funny video illustrating some of the curious idioms we hear and use on a daily the very literal meaning of each! Great for upper elementary!

Fern's Freebie Friday ~ I'm a Text Detective Reading Response Mini-Booklet

Video Clips for Lessons~ This video clip from The Rocketeer is just one of many visually stimulating resources offered in this site's collections. Clips load quickly, and each one has several cross-curricular teaching ideas. Resources are organized by "sheds" that include fairy tales, poetry, mysteries, sci-fi, and a whole lot more.

09 Pixar Boundin 2003 For Character Analysis

Best list of reading response questions. Ever.