Writer's Workshop Mini-Lesson Plan
Lesson Focus: Using Idioms
Literature used: My Momma Likes to Say
Introduction: "What is an idiom?" Share the story My Momma Likes to Say and discuss the idioms that we notice in the text.
Teaching: Discuss some commonly known idioms and discuss how idioms add flavor to the writing piece. Make a list of these on the board or a sheet of roll paper. Add to this through the week as students find idioms in their independent reading books.
Active Involvement: Reread My Momma Likes to Say and have students signal by raising their hand when they hear an idiom.
Applying the Skill or Strategy: Students choose an idiom, write an explanation, and draw an illustration These are put together to create a class book.
http://www.eduplace.com may have some more resources for idioms and figures of speech.