- English Language Arts
- Material Type:
- Activity/Lab, Assessment
- Upper Elementary
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Idiom Kahoot Quiz
This is a lesson plan for upper elementary teachers who are working on the skill of stating the literal meaning of grade level idioms.
In this lesson plan, students will identify the literal meaning of commonly used idioms by creating a slide show, using Keynote or Google Slides, which includes a visual representation of the idiom, a sentence using the idiom, and the literal meaning of the idiom. This lesson plan can be done in both in person or virtual learning. It is designed to take 4 20 minute speech sessions but can also be completed however it fits best in your classroom.
Background for Teachers
One of the skills that we frequently work on in Speech Language Pathology is identifying the literal meaning of idioms. Many students with expressive language disorders have difficulty understanding what idioms mean when they are used in conversation with teachers, peers, or on TV.
Step 1 - Goals and Outcomes
At the end of this lesson, students will identify the literal meaning of commonly used idioms by creating a slide show, using Keynote or Google Slides, which includes a visual representation of the idiom, a sentence using the idiom, and the literal meaning of the idiom.
Step 2 - Planning Instruction
Prior to this lesson, students will need to know:
1. How to use Google Slides or Keynote.
2. What an idiom is based on what they have learned in prior lessons.
3. How to participate in a Kahoot quiz.
The Speech Language Pathologist will format the first slide in the slide show to give students an example to follow. The Speech Language Pathologist will preselect the idioms the students will use in the slideshow.
Step 3 - Instruction
Session #1-Students will be given a preselected list of 10 idioms. The Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) and the student will go over the idioms to identify the literal meaning of each idiom as well as examples of when the idiom might be used in conversational speech.
Session #2-The SLP and the student will review the idioms discussed in the previous session. The SLP will introduce the keynote and google slides programs and the example slide. The SLP and the student will spend the remaining time left in the session to complete 2-3 slides together.
Session #3-The SLP and the student will review the previously discussed idioms and the instructions for the Keynote or Google Slide program. The SLP will turn the remaining time over to the student to complete the remaining slides on the slideshow.
Session #4-If needed the student will be given time to complete the rest of the idiom slides. The student can use the remaining time to review the idiom slide show with the SLP. The slide show will be saved and emailed to the students teacher and parents so that the student can review the information with them.
Step 4 - Assessments
After the student has created the slide show and reviewed it with his/her teacher or parents. The Speech Language Pathologist will assess the student understanding of the idioms and their meanings by having the students or students in the group participate in a Kahoot learning assessment where students will be given the idiom phrase and will have to select the correct literal meaning.