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    #224881 - 11/04/15 01:56 PM Resources in Teaching Figurative Speech?
    lmb123 Offline
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    Registered: 06/07/14
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    I am looking for suggestions of fun materials to introduce DS7 to the different types of figurative speech. I'm trying to keep it fun. TIA!

    #224884 - 11/04/15 02:46 PM Re: Resources in Teaching Figurative Speech? [Re: lmb123]
    indigo Offline

    Registered: 04/27/13
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    There are several books by Susan Hall on Using Picture Storybooks to Teach Literary Devices.

    #224887 - 11/04/15 03:54 PM Re: Resources in Teaching Figurative Speech? [Re: lmb123]
    bluemagic Offline

    Registered: 03/29/13
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    Has your son every read Amelia Bedelia books? Amelia Bedelia takes language very literally and ends up in many hilarious situations.

    They are early readers so if you have a gifted reader you might have jumped over reading these particular books. But they are written with the kind of humor a 6-7 year likes and might make a good resource.

    Edited by bluemagic (11/04/15 03:56 PM)

    #224888 - 11/04/15 04:20 PM Re: Resources in Teaching Figurative Speech? [Re: lmb123]
    lmb123 Offline
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    blue magic - he read Amelia Bedelia a couple of years back and did think it was quite funny smile
    indigo - that's exactly what I was looking for. Our library has it and I just put it on hold.

    Thank you both!

    #224983 - 11/08/15 03:52 AM Re: Resources in Teaching Figurative Speech? [Re: lmb123]
    Cookie Offline

    Registered: 05/28/14
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    My kids also enjoyed several different books on idioms. Most of the list the idiom, use it in a situation, explain it, then give a history of how that expression evolved.

    I think scholastic has one but there are many.


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