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Awesome Idioms! For ENL ESL - Idioms with Animals - Pack 1 - Activities/Lessons

Grade Levels
5th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
  • Activity
4 pages
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Teach your ELLs to come to grips with idioms in this fun four page packet for digital (using TpT's Digital Platform) or paper use.

Go into depth with "To be a chicken" and "A little bird told me". Then students research and create based on "be a cold fish", "to be the cat's whiskers" or "to count your chickens before they hatch."

Includes writing, drawing and critical thinking. Plus two sets of lesson plans ready to modify and submit on: "Aim: What is figurative speech? How is it different to literal speech?" and "Aim: How do we use idioms in English?"

These are perfect for distance learning on in-class instruction.

Total Pages
4 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.


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