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Common Core Standard L.5.5b Questions

Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.

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Grade 5 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.5.5, L.5.5b
Read the sentence below.

When Joe stopped stealing from his mother and started stealing from stores, he jumped out of the frying pan and into the fire.

What does the idiom OUT OF THE FRYING PAN AND INTO THE FIRE mean?
  1. to get out of one bad place and into a worse one
  2. to find something that one enjoys doing daily
  3. to learn how to improve upon one's special skills
  4. to do something today instead of waiting around
Grade 5 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.5.5a, L.5.5b
Grade 5 Idiom CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.5.5, L.5.5b
Which phrase is NOT an example of an idiom?
  1. feeling under the weather
  2. kill two birds with one stone
  3. see eye to eye
  4. best teacher in the whole world
Grade 5 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.5, RL.5.4, L.5.5a, L.5.5b
What does the idiom the sky is the limit mean?
  1. Everyone has some limitations.
  2. The possibilities are endless.
  3. It will be a difficult journey.
  4. Not everything comes easily.
Grade 5 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.5, RL.5.4, L.5.5, L.5.5b
What does the idiom cross your fingers mean?
  1. needing to be in one order
  2. to be in an extreme rush
  3. having to make a new plan
  4. hoping something goes one way
Grade 5 Idiom CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.5.5a, L.5.5b
"That was a piece of cake," is an example of:
  1. idiom
  2. simile
  3. personification
  4. onomatopoeia

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