Tuesday, November 20, 2012

It should be noted that idioms are covered in the MCAS Test

Local Blogger Drama

GL Tech supt. wants blogger's 'threats' investigate
The alleged threats were made by Lynne Lupien, of Lowell, on the blog "Left in Lowell," to which Lupien owns the domain name. Some local blogs have opined that Santoro made harassment allegations against School Committee member Erik Gitschier, of Lowell, at a time when the School Committee will be discussing her contract, essentially handcuffing the board into offering her another contract rather than risk her filing a lawsuit. Lupien commented Monday on a recent post with some harsh language about Santoro, saying in part, "And if someone -- a person in LEADERSHIP -- calls wolf on harassment like this, I want her head on a platter...Seriously, if this is what I believe it to be, it's absolutely disgusting, and totally unethical, and she should be hung for it." Lupien prefaced her comment by acknowledging she does not know the details of the harassment allegations. Santoro called the comment "alarming."

I want her head on a platter...

classified as an idiom, which "is an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up"

"somebody's head on a plate/platter"if you want someone's head on a plate you are very angry with them and want them to be punished "The director was furious at what had happened and wanted Watt's head on a platter."

Idioms are cover in the 4th grade and are tested on MCAS.

"4.11 Identify the meaning of common idioms and figurative phrases. For example, students collect and illustrate idioms, such as: “It’s raining cats and dogs”; “It’s only the tip of the iceberg”; and “That happens once in a blue moon.”"

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