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Awesome Idioms! For ENL ESL - Idioms with Animals - Pack 3 - Activities/Lessons

Grade Levels
5th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
  • Activity
4 pages
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  1. It's time to have fun with English!This pack contains 3 bundled sets of lessons and handouts of English idioms that are based around animals.It's so fun and meaningful for ELLs to explore the idiomatic extremes of English!Each pack contains a couple of core idioms - plus the chance to explore furthe
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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 "hold your horses" and "the elephant in the room". Then students research and create based on "be a big fish in a small pond", "like a fish out of water" or "eat like a horse."

Includes writing, drawing and critical thinking. Plus a lesson plans ready to modify and submit on: "Aim: How are idioms based on characteristics we all know?"

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

Also available:

Animal idioms 1.

Animal idioms 2.

More great materials for your ELLs:
Be sure to check out my Halloween products for nonfiction, an original short story, plus the classic "The Monkey's Paw". They are all for beginner ESL students, and there is a great value bundle containing the whole lot of them. If you're looking for fun activities, nonfiction, a short story for Christmas ("The Little Match Girl") and the New Year, take a look at my Christmas and New Year materials. I also have a series of short stories that will engage your students at any time, while teaching grammar and vocab. Enjoy browsing, and have fun teaching!

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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