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Resource for teaching idioms and figures of speech?


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And dd is what age?

 

These might be way too young for her, but my daughter LOVED The King Who Rained and A Chocolate Moose For Dinner, both by Fred Gwynne. There's also It Figures! and In a Pickle by Marvin Terban; Crazy Like a Fox by Loreen Leedy; and you can find lot more like this by looking at "similar books" on amazon.

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And dd is what age?

 

These might be way too young for her, but my daughter LOVED The King Who Rained and A Chocolate Moose For Dinner, both by Fred Gwynne. There's also It Figures! and In a Pickle by Marvin Terban; Crazy Like a Fox by Loreen Leedy; and you can find lot more like this by looking at "similar books" on amazon.

 

Sorry about that. She's in grade 4.

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:iagree: Also, all of the Core Knowledge series books include these.

 

Yes, and they can be bought used for a good price. by the way, these are the "What Your nth Grader Needs to Know" books (although I'm sure it's included in their curriculum type books as well).

 

And now I'm smiling, because I keep imagining a young Temperance Brennan being home schooled (character on the TV show "Bones").

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My favorite book on idioms is by Megan McDonald. It might be a bit young for your dd, but it is Stink and the Incredible Super-Galactic Jawbreaker. It is full of idioms and examples of how to use them and what they mean. Both of my girls have enjoyed this. It can be used as an easy reader at this point, but has a great lesson on idioms (and letter writing).

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We have the Scholastic Dictionary of Idioms (Amazon link below) and have really liked it. We just read an entry or two at a time and discuss, or look it up when we come across one.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Scholastic-Dictionary-Idioms-Revised-Marvin/dp/0439770831/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1284046659&sr=1-1

:iagree: easy to use and working well for us. We try and use the ones we've read about a few times throughout the week...pretty funny to hear dc mess up the idioms, too...really funny!

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