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75 English Idioms: List, Definitions, Tips, Practice, and Final Test

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I teach my middle school class five common English idioms a day for fifteen consecutive school days. This is a great warmup to start a language arts period, a real "piece of cake" that the kids "get a kick out of."

Included are:

1) Teaching guidelines and tips (based on years of experience) for using the list effectively and making sure your students learn them well.
2) The list of 75 very common and useful English idioms along with complete and easy-to-use definitions.
3) A Mid-Course Review Quiz to give after the first 15 idioms and another Mid-Course Review Quiz on the first 45 idioms (with answers).
4) The Final Exam (with answers) where students fill in the blank in a sentence with one of the idioms.

Would you like to teach 30 important English proverbs to your class using the same format?

30 English Proverbs: List, Definitions, Tips, Practice, and Final Test
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23
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 Month

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On  September 19, 2012Mark Aaron answered:
Thanks. I am using it right now with my 7th grade class and it is going well once again!
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Hi Mark - I've had some big issues with formatting - but don't want to give you a bad rating because I like the content... Can you e-mail? I'd love to be so bold as to give you a few tips? (hope that came across okay??) adriawilliams@hotmail.com Thanks! (Addie)
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Thanks for the feedback! The issue was discussed via email and was successfully resolved by changing the formatting. It was a "piece of cake."
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Good quality, but definitely for YOUNG students.
On  May 12, 2011Mark Aaron answered:
Thank you for the feedback, but I am not sure what you mean in your comment about YOUNG. The plan/list have always been used by me for Grades 5-8 and that's just what the product description states. I actually think it's most ideal for grades 6 and 7.
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I thought there would be a lesson or suggestion for teaching them. Basically just a nice comprehensive list of idioms and a fill-in-the-blank test. I think the test could be pretty overwhelming unless it was divided up into sections or something.
On  November 20, 2009Mark Aaron answered:
This unit was completely updated in October 2011 to take your comments into account.

There are now more "teacher tips" provided as well as complete definitions for each idiom. Mid-Course Review Quizzes I have now added (October 2011) help with extra practice and reinforce student understanding. My students can and do take the entire test at the end and earn close to 100%. In the November 2011 testing session 60% of my class scored between 70-75 correct on the final exam and earned an A. Even my ESL students did well!
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Nice lesson, with answer key, too! Thanks, Ann
On  November 20, 2009Mark Aaron answered:
Youre welcome!
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