I'm working on a lesson that promotes a love for reading while while giving students a chance to illustrate the idiom "jumping off the pages". Oh, here is how it might go...
Here is a Fugleflick collaborative idiom movie made during summer school. Their illustrations are AMAZING. They use voice over to reveal the meaning of their work.
I'm not sure if my coffee images are technically idioms. They may be more of a literal translation of speech.
The Animation Chefs gave me a great idea for a creative lesson on figurative language and animation. Students can use DOINK animation app to illustrate & animate an idiom. Using and understanding figurative language shows up in the CCS 1-12th grades. Here is a list of idioms.
Below are some of the ideas I've tried so far.
Each idea used a different strategy for animation. I think this would be a great way to explore the possibilities in DOINK, challenge students to do some creative problem-solving, and demonstrate an understanding of figurative language all at the same time. I made my short animations into gifs using Bloggif's video to gif converter (free online).
Here is another idea for idioms. This video was made with a small group of students during summer school. They illustrated an idiom and explained what it really meant. Each chose a garageband loop of music to set the stage for their figurative language segment. This video makes me yearn for small groups and long art sessions.
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