The novel Mister and Me by Kimberly Willis Holt is one of my favorite novels to use with 3rd and 4th graders. The storyline of a young girl not wanting to accept a new stepfather is set with in front of a backdrop of Louisiana during segregation. There is so much to teach from this novel. It also has amazing amounts of idioms and figurative language that provide terrific teaching points. This Idiom and Figurative Language Task gives students a chance to disect and understand the idioms and figurative language that makes this novel so enjoyable to read. Download these sheets for free from my Teachers Pay Teachers store.
Free Idioms and Figurative Language Task
Labels: 3 - 5, figurative language, Idioms, Mister and Me, novel, Raki's Rad Resources, reading comprehension
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.