There are 10 pre-made worksheets, a 1 blank worksheet you can print and use with idioms of your choosing, and an answer key. Each worksheet targets one specific idiom (costs an arm and a leg, hitting the books, etc.) and consists of seven boxes:
In the first box, the student reads two sentences containing the target idiom. For each sentence, she writes a possible synonym that could replace the idiom while maintaining the original meaning of the sentence.
In the second box, the student determines whether the idiom describes a person, thing, action/event(s), or mood. In the third box, the student determines whether the idiom has a positive, negative, or neutral connotation.
In the fourth box, the student makes her best guess as to what the idiom means. When they have completed the first four boxes, the teacher tells them the real meaning of the idiom, which they then record in the fifth, dashed box.
In the sixth box, the student writes a sentence using the idiom. The student draws a picture of their sentence in the seventh box.
These worksheets can be combined during 1-3 lessons or done one at a time, potentially as a warm-up activity.