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One of my best sellers! Aligned with the Common Core
L.4.5 and L.5.5
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings.

Teaching idioms is fun! These cut out idiom cards can be used for a variety of activities. A written activity requires the kids decide which sentences illustrate the idioms. Create a bulletin board with pictures students draw of the literal meanings of them. Have them work in small groups, to write stories using idioms with dialogue. Great for ESL students!

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On  February 28, 2014,  Leslie M. said:
My kids love learning about idioms! I needed another tool in my arsenal for this concept!
On  February 28, 2014Ruth S. answered:
Hi Leslie! It's great your students love learning about idioms and this packet will help to increase their understanding of them. I LOVE their literal drawings of them and display them for all to see! I really appreciate your comment and rating!
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On  February 5, 2014dixiestix (TpT Seller) said:
nice
On  February 6, 2014Ruth S. answered:
Hi Thank you! It still amazes me how many idioms students don't know or have never heard. It's so nice to be able to share them with other teachers. I really appreciate your comment and rating. :)
Happy New Year!
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On  January 23, 2014,  Pamela C. said:
Kids loved this activity.
On  January 26, 2014Ruth S. answered:
Hi! Thank you so much! Isn't it amazing how many students don't understand or have never heard them? I LOVE their literal interpretation drawings.
I really appreciate your comment and rating.:) Happy New Year!
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On  January 2, 2014,  Buyer said:
Perfect!
On  January 3, 2014Ruth S. answered:
Hi! Thank you so much! I love sharing what I create, with other teachers. You'll love the pictures your students draw of the literal meaning. It's all I can do to keep a straight face. So cute!! I really appreciate your comment and rating.
Happy New Year!
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thanks
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Hi! You're very welcome. I really appreciate your comment and rating. Thanks for stopping by. :)
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On  November 14, 2013Anna Nesbitt (TpT Seller) said:
love it
On  November 14, 2013Ruth S. answered:
Hi Anna! Thank you! I love teaching idioms and sharing my packets with other teachers. I really appreciate your comment and rating! Have a wonderful year!
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On  October 1, 2013,  Josephine A. said:
You have great ideas!
On  October 1, 2013Ruth S. answered:
Awww, thank you so much! I love sharing my ideas and packets with other teachers. I really appreciate your comment and rating! Have a great new school year!
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On  September 25, 2013,  Buyer said:
Used these as a "Pictionary" type game with my students-they loved it. Thank you!
On  September 25, 2013Ruth S. answered:
Hi! You're very welcome. What a GREAT idea! I really appreciate your comment and rating. :) Have a wonderful new school year!
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On  September 21, 2013,  Michelle D. said:
good product
On  September 22, 2013Ruth S. answered:
Hi Lenita
Thank you for purchasing my idiom packet. I'm a bit puzzled why you rated it lower in thoroughness and creativity based on your comment. A more detailed comment would be helpful. We TpT teachers are always open to suggestions. :)
Thanks!
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On  September 3, 2013,  Buyer said:
Helpful resource! Thanks!
On  September 3, 2013Ruth S. answered:
Hi Babs! You're very welcome! I created these cards because every year there have been more and more students who just don't understand idioms when I use them in conversation. Their reactions I get are hilarious! When I told one student he was "walking on thin ice", he looked at me like I was from Mars then said it would be nice if my classroom was a skating rink. It was all I could do to keep from laughing. Have fun with them and have a great new school year!
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I like that it gives a part with examples.
Thank you.
On  August 23, 2013Ruth S. answered:
Hi Dina! Thank you so much! I really appreciate your comment and rating. Have a wonderful new school year!
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On  May 18, 2013,  Buyer said:
Fun and helped a lot with teaching! Thank you!
On  May 28, 2013Ruth S. answered:
Hi Cynthia! I'm so glad you like my packet. :) I really appreciate your comment and rating. Thanks for stopping by!
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On  March 29, 2013,  Buyer said:
Great resource for my students, they loved it!!
On  April 2, 2013Ruth S. answered:
Hi Jaw! Thank you so much for purchasing my Idiom packet! I really appreciate your comment and rating. :) It's so nice to hear your students loved it!
Thanks for stopping by!
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On  March 21, 2013,  Buyer said:
Excellent assignment for a tutorial or camp excercise. LEP accessible.
On  April 2, 2013Ruth S. answered:
Hi Miwon1! Thank you for purchasing my Idiom packet! I really appreciate your thoughtful comment and rating. LEP absolutely! I love hearing how my lessons are being used! :) Thanks for stopping by!
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On  March 12, 2013Jenni DeHart (TpT Seller) said:
Great!
On  March 17, 2013Ruth S. answered:
Hi again Jenni! Thank you for purchasing my Idiom packet! I really appreciate your comment and rating. :) Thanks for stopping by!
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On  February 21, 2013,  Melonie P. said:
More than anything, I love the simplicity of the design. I can use my own colored cardstock without printing color images. Thanks so much!
On  February 25, 2013Ruth S. answered:
Hi Packmom514! Thank you for purchasing my Idiom packet! What a great suggestion! I basically didn't add color or clip art because it uses so much ink, but I never thought of colored cardstock! I really appreciate your comment and rating. Thanks for stopping by!
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Thank You! Great materials to support our learning!
On  February 19, 2013Ruth S. answered:
Hi Stephanie! Thank you for purchasing my Idiom packet! I really appreciate your comment and rating. :) Thanks for stopping by!
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On  January 31, 2013,  Colleen R. said:
Great. I needed something quick and this did the trick!!
On  February 3, 2013Ruth S. answered:
Hi Creed! Thank you for purchasing my Idiom packet! I really appreciate your comment and rating. :) Like the rhyme and rhythm.. Quick did the trick!
Ruth
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On  January 29, 2013,  Buyer said:
I used this in my ELD class, and it was a hit! Thanks!
On  February 3, 2013Ruth S. answered:
Hi Melsta! Thank you so much for purchasing my Idiom packet! I really appreciate your comment and rating. :)
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On  January 15, 2013Cindy Campisi (TpT Seller) said:
Great activity packet!!!
On  January 16, 2013Ruth S. answered:
Hi Cindy! Thank you for purchasing my Idiom packet! I really appreciate your comment and rating. I'm thinking of creating a third packet because there are so many idioms kids aren't familiar with! Thanks for stopping by! Happy New Year!
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fabulous resource! Very useful!
On  January 16, 2013Ruth S. answered:
Hi Elise! Thank you so much for purchasing my Idiom packet! I really appreciate your comment and rating. Thanks for stopping by!
Happy New Year!
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Very helpful!
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Hi Elainer1! Thank you for purchasing my Idiom packet! I really appreciate your comment and rating. Happy New Year!
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On  November 19, 2012,  Buyer said:
This was perfect to keep 6th graders busy before Thanksgiving Vacation!
On  November 19, 2012Ruth S. answered:
Hi again CJ! Thank you for purchasing my Idiom packet! I'm glad it kept your sixth graders busy and taught them some idioms they didn't know. :) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Ruth
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One of my favorite skills to teach, just got better.
On  September 30, 2012Ruth S. answered:
Hi Linda! Thank you so much for purchasing my Idioms Fun Packet! I have so much fun with these idioms, especially the kids literal interpretations and drawings of them. :) I really appreciate your comment and rating. Have a wonderful year!
Ruth
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On  September 21, 2012,  Janet W. said:
Looking forward to using this. Thanks!
On  September 21, 2012Ruth S. answered:
Hi Farmwife50! Thank you so much for purchasing my Idioms are Fun packet! I really appreciate your comment and rating. I love asking kids if they have a frog in their throat when they're coughing or clearing their throat. The looks they give me are priceless. Thank you for your comment and rating! Have a great year!
Ruth
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On  September 15, 2012,  Buyer said:
Great product. The kids are using idioms even with each other.
On  September 15, 2012Ruth S. answered:
Hi Aura53! Ohhhhhh! Isn't it fun to hear them use the idioms in their conversations! What's really fun is to have them illustrate the idioms and put them together in a class book. Some of their illustrations of the literal meanings are hilarious! Thank you for purchasing my Idiom packet and for your rating and comment.
Have a fantastic year!
Ruth
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On  May 8, 2012,  Michelle M. said:
great ideas.
On  May 8, 2012Ruth S. answered:
Hi again MsMoriarty! Thanks! My students are now using idioms in daily conversation! So cute!
Ruth
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On  April 15, 2012,  teddybears  said:
good idea
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Thanks 2teddy bears!
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On  March 31, 2012Kim Pawlyk  (TpT Seller) said:
Some of my students were confused on the worksheet. There were 2 or 3 they were getting confused because they were very similar. Some groups became frustrated and confused. This was 5th grade, but I might have just stuck to 10-15 that were very clear in meaning in order to set students up for success. Also, instead of just illustrating the meaning, we divided our paper in half and the kids illustrated the "literal" and "figurative" meanings...they found this to be even more funny!
On  April 1, 2012Ruth S. answered:
Kim, Great to hear you have an illustrating idioms board in your class. We always have fun illustrating them. It amazes me how many kids don't know idioms these days. Maybe you could give me some feedback about the lower rating since your kids enjoyed them and you've created your board. I've used these idioms and worksheets with fifth grade students for a number of years and tell them they have to read the descriptions very carefully if they're similar. Challenging activities make them think. :) I hope your lower ratings weren't based on the fact that your students were confused. If you scroll through the ratings and comments about this product, you'll see it's highly rated.
Thanks.
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On  September 22, 2011,  Raymond B. said:
Fun Stuff!!!
On  December 12, 2011Ruth S. answered:
Thanks Trunella :) Glad that you like my idiom packet
but I'm a bit puzzled why you rated it lower. We TpT teachers are always open to suggestions. It would have been helpful if you had provided me more feedback.
Ruth
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On  August 22, 2013,  Buyer asked:
I love the fact that you give examples. Is it possible to send a page of definitions for each idiom that you included?
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On  August 24, 2013Ruth S. answered:
Hi Dina! Great suggestion! I added to my list and when I can I'll edit the packet. TpT will send you a notification that it's been modified. You can download the new version for free. I can't give you an exact time I'll be editing it, though, because this time year is always really busy with back to school things going on.
I really appreciate your suggestion! Thanks!
Ruth
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On  December 12, 2011,  Diane H. asked:
How many pages are in this packet?
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On  December 12, 2011Ruth S. answered:
Hi Mdharrison There are 10 pages to the packet. Thanks for letting me know the number wasn't posted. I just added it.

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