RL.3.4 Lesson Plans

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.4

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"Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language."

These lesson plans can help students practise this Common Core State Standards skill.

Lesson Plans

Figure of Speech Bubble Cartoons
Figure of Speech Bubble Cartoons
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Figure of Speech Bubble Cartoons
Make idioms easy as pie with this lesson that has your students create their very own comic! Students will write idioms in speech bubbles for cartoon captions in this fun figurative language activity.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Similes That Describe ME!
Similes That Describe ME!
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Similes That Describe ME!
Every student is unique. This lesson emphasizes that uniqueness by having young learners use similes to share some of the traits that make them special. It features Quick as a Cricket by Audrey Wood and a fantastic storyboard exercise.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Same Sounds: Homophones
Same Sounds: Homophones
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Same Sounds: Homophones
Can you hear the words here? Help your students distinguish homophones with this lesson. They'll be identifying the correct words in no time!
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Capturing the Clues
Capturing the Clues
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Capturing the Clues
It’s time to get those magnifying glasses out! In this lesson, students will act as detectives, searching for clues about idioms. Who can find the clues that lead to the meanings of various idioms?
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Take a Walk with Idioms
Take a Walk with Idioms
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Take a Walk with Idioms
Get your students moving! In this lesson, your students will walk around the classroom as they practise using and interpreting idioms.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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St. Patrick's Day Blarney
St. Patrick's Day Blarney
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St. Patrick's Day Blarney
In this Saint Patrick's Day lesson plan, students will complete a 5-strategy comprehension exercise using "The Legend of the Blarney Stone."
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Get Clued In to Context Clues
Get Clued In to Context Clues
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Get Clued In to Context Clues
Context clues are a powerful tool for all readers! Use this lesson to teach your students how to utilize context clues to determine the meanings of unknown words.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Idiom Meanings and Context Clues
Idiom Meanings and Context Clues
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Idiom Meanings and Context Clues
Idioms are a challenging piece of figurative language for students, but it can be an easier task with the help of context clues. Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for the *Capturing the Clues* lesson.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Using Adjectives and Similes to Describe
Using Adjectives and Similes to Describe
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Using Adjectives and Similes to Describe
Use this lesson to help your ELs explore adjectives and how we can use them to describe things. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Similes that Describe ME!* lesson.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Working with Idioms
Working with Idioms
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Working with Idioms
Figurative language can be difficult, especially for ELs. With the help of context clues and exposure to common idioms, it can be a piece of cake! Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for the *Take a Walk with Idioms* lesson.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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