Ages 11-18 years
Developed for students in grade six and above who have trouble understanding idiomatic expressions, the lessons are especially effective for students with Asperger's syndrome, high-functioning autism, learning disabilities, and limited English proficiency.
The readability of the stories is controlled at or below grade 6.0. The tasks require minimal writing and emphasize determining meaning via context clues. Each lesson teaches ten idioms in a sequence of tasks that demand increased mastery of the figurative expressions. Your students will:
Use the Previewing Readiness for Idiom Lessons tool to determine whether a student would benefit from the lessons in the book as well as to judge the amount of support the student requires to manage the lessons. Additional helps include a progress log, an idiom log, and an answer key.
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