Have you ever noticed that Amelia Bedelia always does what she is told. Amelia understands things literally, but sometimes words have different meanings or more than one meaning. When words mean something different from what they say, we call this figurative language or idioms. For example when Amelia is told to "dust the furniture", she actually puts dust on the furniture. In "Amelia Bedelia Plays Ball", Amelia actually runs all the way to her home, instead of running to home plate when playing baseball.
Can you find 5 examples of idioms in the story we just read together?
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1. Idioms color our language so why not try to paint with idioms.
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