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.
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