Teaching With Books
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Will you wear a mask on Halloween? People have worn masks for many years. Prehistoric hunters wore masks to blend in with the environment and sneak up on animals. Ancient Greeks used masks in their plays. Each mask was a different character. In Renaissance Italy, people held masquerade balls. At these parties, people wore colorful masks to hide their identities.
Vampire bats may sound scary, but they almost never harm people. They think other animals taste better. Vampire bats live in Central and South America. They survive by drinking the blood of animals such as cows and horses. The bats bite when the animals are sleeping. The bats do not draw enough blood from the animals to harm them.
An idiom is a phrase or group of words with a meaning that is not literal or cannot be defined word-for-word. For example, the saying "raining cats and dogs" means it is raining very hard. It does not mean that pets are falling from the sky!
Read the sentence below. What does the idiom in bold mean?
Will they listen, or will our ideas fall on deaf ears?
Write your own sentence using this idiom.
Saturday soccer practice starts at 9:45 a.m. Practice lasts two hours. It takes 20 minutes to walk home.
What time will you get home? Will it be a.m. or p.m.?