One of my favorite novels to use as a novel study is Mister and Me by Kimberly Holt. I use it because it has great characters, but also because it has great language. The book is full of great idioms and figurative language like “Cat got your tongue?” and “Cooing like a dove.” Using this story, kids get exposure to these wonderful plays on language, but as with everything this is a skill they need practice on. To provide them with a little direct practice, I have created this Idiom & Figurative Language task to go with the book. Download it for free from my Teachers Pay Teachers store.
Use Mister and Me to Teach Idioms
Educator, blogger, mom, fulltime RVer. As an educator, Heidi has taught 1st through 5th grade in both US and UK curriculum, as well as teaching all grade levels in the computer lab at a Title I school in Georgia, USA. Heidi has taught in the US and Morocco, both with high ELL populations and has even spent a few years homeschooling her own three sons in a multilingual program. She shares the knowledge and insight she has gained from her diverse teaching career on the teaching blog Raki's Rad Resources.
Starting in 2014, Heid moved her family of 5 moved into their RV to make adventuring a bigger part of their lives. You can follow that adventure at RVing with the Raki's.