By Katherine Scraper. Students discover the intended meanings of 50 common idioms, from "barking up the wrong tree" to "hitting the nail on the head." Each one-page handout contains a humorous illustration of the literal meaning of the idiom and then a brief story that uses the idiom correctly in context. Kids have space at the bottom of the page to explain in their own words what they interpret the idiom to mean. Fun and accessible for all students, this is a resource especially useful for second language learners.