Campbellsville Elementary School fourth-graders are learning to expand their writing skills.
In Maranda Wright’s reading classes, students are discussing idioms, alliterations, similes and metaphors.
During a recent lesson, students learned that idioms are phrases that people use to express their thoughts, but shouldn’t be taken literally.
After choosing an idiom, students were asked to write the idiom, decipher its meaning, draw a picture of it and then use it in a sentence.
Students chose idioms such as “being in hot water,” “letting the cat out of the bag,” “being a couch potato” and more.
CES fourth-graders Tayshaun Hickman, at left, and Adrianna Garvin draw picture of their idioms. They wrote about “hitting the hay” and “being in hot water.”
CES fourth-grader Brianna Mitchell writes a sentence using the idiom “don’t let the cat out of the bag.”
CES fourth-grader Alyssa Bennett writes a sentence using the idiom “making a mountain out of a molehill.”
CES fourth-grader Ethan Garrison draws a picture of the idiom “burning a hole in my pocket.”
CES fourth-graders Chance Owens, at left, and Chloe Bates write alliterations.
CES fourth-grader Zehavah Negron draws a picture of the idiom “learning the ropes.”