Idioms can be challenging for students to learn. Especially for ELLs who have dificulties with literal meanings. This flipbook has been modifed for Level-1 and 2 ELLs. They are able to follow along and learn about idioms while the teacher teaches the lesson in English.
By using a house template, I came up with the idea "House of Idioms" and incorporated a story exploration dialogue throughout the flip-book. The students begin by learning about figurative language and idioms and continuosly build upon their prior knowledge as they get further along in the book. They will dtermine the meaning of popular idioms, use the idioms in sentences and illustrate others. If they successfully make it to the end of the book (Idioms Dialogue Assessment), they are crowned Kings and Queens of the "House of Idioms" (a coloring page).
The template is ready to be printed, cut-out and stapled.
I used this flip-book during a 3rd grade reading Instruction Lesson and the students not only loved it, but they mastered Idioms.
Home Learning/Lesson Extension- For Home Learning, I provided the students with a sheet of construction paper and asked them to come up with their own idiom and illustrate it. This would be shared with the class the following day and put up for display on a "Classroom Idioms" Bulletin Board.