Friday, April 5, 2013

"Having A Ball" with Idioms

"You Let the Cat out of the Bag!"   What in the world is this teacher talking about ?!?!? Idioms can be very confusing for ELL students and younger students.  This week we had a blast studying, reading, writing, and illustrating idioms.  Before introducing Idioms, I had students guess the meaning of some different idioms, the guesses they come up with are hilarious!  After completing and sharing our guesses, we write the "real meaning"  in colored pen.  Grab this free worksheet HERE.

Next, we read a few great texts about idioms, You Let the Cat Out of the Bag, by Cynthia Klingel, Birds of a Feather by Vanita Oelschlager, and There's a Frog in my Throat by Loreen Leedy and Pat Street. 

Last, after discussing "literal" and "figurative" , the students made these awesome illustrated examples of Idioms.  Grab this free printable HERE

Please feel free to add in the comments, other fun ways you study idioms!  Thanks for reading! 

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