Idioms and Clichés

Why take things literally, when you can take them figuratively? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby reveal all the hidden secrets of idioms. Learn how to look beyond the words in these fascinating expressions to find their true meanings. Discover the three characteristics common to every idiom, and why idioms translated into other languages hardly ever make sense. You’ll learn the difference between an idiom and a cliché, and you’ll sample just a few of the thousands of idioms floating around in our cultural consciousness. So shake a leg--you might even find out where that idiom comes from in the process!

Grammar Games Lesson Plan: The Importance of Correct Grammar in Everyday Life

Lesson Plan Summary In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-12, students use BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. resources to explore the importance of correct grammar in real-life scenarios. Students will identify and analyze basic developmentally-appropriate grammar rules and create an ongoing review game to reinforce grammar skills for the class. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Idioms and Clichés Lesson Plan: How to Identify, Use, or Avoid Them

In this multi-day lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore idioms and cliches. Students will identify idioms and cliches in books and use them in original writing. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

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