Learning About Sleep & Dreams

Z’s Story

Z is about sleep because in English that is the sound we make when we are sleeping, zzz. And when we sleep we dream. And dreams can be about anything.


Sleep, Pillow, Fall asleep, Take a nap, Dream about

Lesson Ideas

Metaphor, subjunctive mood

Dreams are full of symbols. The ocean is death, rivers the passage of time. Maybe. Everybody interprets their dreams differently. Students can’t be wrong in the connections they make, the ocean is friendship, though they may need help explaining how they make that connection. That’s what we are here for.

Looking forward and back also requires a lot of if-then and what-if thinking. And grammar. So be ready.

Activity Sheet

Are you a creative person? I just have rough drafts for most of my activity sheets, maybe you can help me think of better designs for these.

Dreams are full of symbols, images and actions. What happens in your dreams? What can you do in your dreams? What kind of things do you see, and what do they mean to you?