During our intervention portion of the day, our grade level has been working on figurative language and idioms (CCSS RL 5.4 and L 5.5).
We made a foldable, went over the different types, found examples within text, analyzed examples and finally came to the fun part: showing off our work!
As a formative assessment, we had students work in pairs to analyze a common idiom. They wrote the literal meaning of the phrase, the figurative meaning and drew pictures for each.
I modeled with "it's raining cats and dogs" and then they had an hour to create a rough draft, edit and make a final draft with their partner.
Here is our bulletin board:
Don't take me literally!