Last week it rained cats and dogs! Did you see the lightning? Writers use figurative language to make comparisons and to help the reader create a more vivid picture of the text. An idiom is one kind of figurative language. Idioms are phrases that have a meaning that is different than the literal meaning. For example: The literal meaning of “it’s raining cats and dogs” would mean cats and dogs are falling from the sky. Used as an idiom it means it rained very hard. Use this Google Doc to learn all about idioms! 1) Click the "All About Idioms" picture. 2) Click "View Google Doc" 3) Use the links to learn more! 4) Click to complete the seesaw activity.