Idioms: Laugh Your Head Off with Idioms

by  SOITA Learning Technologies

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Students will encounter idiomatic expressions sprinkled throughout both written and spoken language. Idioms can be wonderful vocabulary-enriching tools as students are made aware of both the figurative and literal meanings behind them. Students will get a chuckle as they see how the literal meaning creates a very different picture from the figurative message.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $150.00
Point to Point Premium: $135.00
By Request: $150.00
By Request Premium: $135.00

This program is available as a point-to-point video conference at a pre-requested date and time at $150 for CILC Members and $135 for CILC Premium members.


45 minutes long - grades 1 & 2

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 1, 2Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

No minimum

Maximum participants:

Maximum of 30 students.

Primary Disciplines

Language Arts/English, Technology/Information Science

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

Booking Information

This program is available as a point-to-point video conference at a pre-requested date and time at $150 for CILC Members and $135 for CILC Premium members.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee of $150 per program per site will be charged to sites that cancel with less than 24 hours notice.

About This Provider

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SOITA Learning Technologies

Dayton, OH
United States

Our mission at SOITA is to provide educators instructional technology services that will assist them in optimizing student learning and achievement. SOITA offers several choices for professional development and student learning via distance learning. Visit http://www.soita.org

Kim Carter

Program Details


I. Discuss the difference between figurative and literal meanings
II. Watch video segments in which students act out idioms
III. Discuss the problems Amelia Bedelia had in the book
IV. Analyze various idioms
V. Listen to the story, “More Parts”
VI. Illustrate the literal meaning of various idioms


Students will be able to:
• Visualize the information in texts and demonstrate this by drawing pictures, discussing images in texts or writing simple descriptions.
• Answer literal, inferential and evaluative questions to demonstrate comprehension of grade-appropriate print text and electronic and visual media.
• Explain how an author’s choice of words appeals to the senses.
• Identify stated and implied themes.
• Follow two- and three-step oral directions.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NL-ENG.K-12.3 Evaluation Strategies
Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts. They draw on their prior experience, their interactions with other readers and writers, their knowledge of word meaning and of other texts, their word identification strategies, and their understanding of textual features (e.g., sound-letter correspondence, sentence structure, context, graphics).
NL-ENG.K-12.4 Communication Skills
Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.
NL-ENG.K-12.5 Communication Strategies
Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.
NL-ENG.K-12.6 Applying Knowledge
Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions (e.g., spelling and punctuation), media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print and nonprint texts.
NL-ENG.K-12.12 Applying Language Skills
Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information).

State Standards

Ohio State Standards
SL.1.3 Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not