Teacher
View Resource
  • 169
  • 8

Description

Overview:
The purpose of this lesson is for students to be exposed to, understand, and begin using common American-English idioms. Students will practice using the idioms through speaking, listening, reading, and writing activities.
Subject:
English Language Arts
Level:
Upper Primary, Adult Education
Grades:
Grade 4
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Date Added:
01/28/2016
License:
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0
Language:
English
Media Format:
Downloadable docs, Text/HTML

Comments

*
Dorothy Taylor
on Jun 20, 04:04pm Evaluation

Quality of Explanation of the Subject Matter: Superior (3)

Information, activities, and pictures provide comprehensive information.

Dorothy Taylor
on Jun 20, 04:04pm Evaluation

Utility of Materials Designed to Support Teaching: Superior (3)

Materials, including pictures and activities, are clear and easy to understand.

Dorothy Taylor
on Jun 20, 04:04pm Evaluation

Quality of Assessments: Strong (2)

Assessment exercise is good, but students would need more practice to assure understanding of the idioms.

Dorothy Taylor
on Jun 20, 04:04pm Evaluation

Quality of Instructional and Practice Exercises: Strong (2)

This lesson includes opportunities for student discussion and exercises to practice the idioms. Students would benefit if the teacher supplemented these activities with videos or readings of these idioms used in context.

Dorothy Taylor
on Jun 20, 04:04pm Evaluation

Opportunities for Deeper Learning: Superior (3)

This lesson provides an excellent opportunity for students to collaborate to create meaning.

Joanna Stratman
on May 12, 12:52pm Evaluation

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.6: Strong (2)

The lesson receives a 2 for CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.6 because idioms are a great way for students to be able to express "precise actions or states of being." Also, through learning these phrases, students will encounter vocabulary that could further help them express these actions or states of being. It receives a two because many of these idioms are not "basic to a particular topic."

Joanna Stratman
on May 12, 12:52pm Evaluation

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.3b: Limited (1)

For CCSS.ELA-Literacy 4.3b, this lesson is rated a 1 because while it does use dialogues to develop understanding of idioms, it could do more to "show the responses of characters to situations."

Joanna Stratman
on May 12, 12:52pm Evaluation

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.1: Superior (3)

This lesson receives a 3 for CCSS.ELA-Literacy SL.4.1 because it aligns to all of the standards within this cluster. Students will engage in discussion for every activity in this unit (one-on-one, small groups, and class), be prepared (4.1a), follow the discussion rules already set in place in the classroom (4.1b), be encouraged to ask questions and clarify (4.1c), and continually review the key concepts of the lesson (4.1d).

Joanna Stratman
on May 12, 12:52pm Evaluation

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.5b: Strong (2)

This lesson receives a 2 for CCSS.ESLA-Literacy.L.4.5b because it only addresses idioms, not adages and proverbs.

Joanna Stratman
on May 12, 12:52pm Evaluation

Quality of Instructional and Practice Exercises: Strong (2)

After teaching this lesson for a week, I think one more activity would be beneficial. This last activity would take place a week or two after the initial lesson, because students would be reminded of the idioms. This would make sure skill acquisition took place, even after the main lesson.

Standards

Evaluations

Achieve OER

Average Score (3 Points Possible)
Degree of Alignment2 (1 user)
Quality of Explanation of the Subject Matter2.5 (2 users)
Utility of Materials Designed to Support Teaching3 (2 users)
Quality of Assessments2 (2 users)
Quality of Technological Interactivity2 (1 user)
Quality of Instructional and Practice Exercises2 (2 users)
Opportunities for Deeper Learning3 (2 users)

Tags (7)