This game can be whole class, small group, or independent. Laminate these cards and use them forever.
I HAVE, WHO HAS? IDIOMS
By: Lauren O’Quinn
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Directions-Review with your students that Idioms are expressions that cannot be undersood from the meanings of its separate words but have a separate meaning of their own. For example, the Idiom That party was for the birds, doesn’t literally mean there was a party thrown for birds. It means that the party was not fun or entertaining.
This game can be played as a class, small group, or independently.
Whole class or small group-The student will pick the first card, and read aloud to the class. The sentences will contain Idioms tat require the next person to give meaning of that Idiom. When a student hears the Idiom that connects with the meaning on their card, he or she reads the sentence on their own card, and then asks the question underneath it. The student’s cycle through the cards until the last card is read.
Independently- The students are given all cards, mixed up. The student is to find the first card and place it on their desk, or glue onto a large piece of paper. The student will then read each Idiom, then find the card that contains that meaning, and place it next to the previous card. The student cycles through each card until they get to the end of the deck, or the last card.
I like to laminate these cards and use them over multiple times. You can print a few and have numerous students playing at one time. Students find it very entertaining to “race” with these cards to see who can place them in the correct order the fastest.