Our podcasts are the perfect medium for figurative language activities!
The Walking Classroom has great podcasts to get your students started with figurative language activities. Our Simile and Metaphor podcast, our Idioms podcast, and our Alliteration and Personification podcast get rave reviews from teachers and students alike.
“TWC has terrific podcasts on idioms, similes, and metaphors. Hearing other students (along with Mrs. Fenn) explain and give examples helps my kids to grasp these often tricky concepts. The idioms podcast is one of my kids’ favorites, as they roar with laughter.”
— 4th grade teacher
“One of my students, who struggles academically, LOVES The Walking Classroom. Although he often has difficulty connecting or remembering new concepts, he can tell you everything about parts of speech and figurative language (from the podcasts to which we’ve listened).
He’s even one to shout out when he recognizes these things in reading or during read aloud: “Hey! That’s an idiom!” or “You just used an interjection!” This just warms my teacher heart!”
— 4th grade teacher
How Does The Walking Classroom Help with Figurative Language Activities?
Kids walk while listening to fun, educational podcasts
Studies show that active kids do better. Physical activity not only helps kids stay healthy and strong, but it can also contribute to higher test scores, improved attendance, better behavior in class, enhanced leadership skills, and a lifetime of healthy habits. (Read the research!)
Here is how it works
›› See the full list of podcast topics with their health messages and character values
›› Listen to a sample podcast on The Boston Massacre
›› Listen to more sample podcasts (including our “Idioms” podcast!)
›› Download the Boston Massacre Lesson Plan
But does it work?
Yes! Follow the links below to learn more.
- Read the results of a research study by researchers at UNC-CH that confirms the impact of walking on learning, health literacy, and physical activity
- Read about the science behind The Walking Classroom
- Read success stories from some of our Walking Classroom adopters
- Read student comments about The Walking Classroom
- Check out our most recent year-end survey results