Idioms are all over the place now…especially in kid’s reading and in every state testing situation. I have created and use an idiom of the day in my classroom that includes a picture poster, the meaning, and a sentence using this idiom. For four days (I do Monday-Thursday) is a “morning work” page and for every Friday (or 5th day) there is an assessment of that week’s idioms. So you can just add this into your morning work or use it to begin your language arts time each day.
I included pictures of how I display it with burlap (or ribbon) and just put Velcro on the back to change them each day, but you could display them as easy as a pocket chart or clear pocket folders….whatever is easier for you.
The morning work sheet in has students write the idiom, sketch it, and then write the literal meaning of the idiom for each of four days.
The assessment part (or the 5th day)…..I just post the four pictures of each idiom throughout the week. Students need to write the idiom, define it, and write an a question incorporating each idiom.
I can tell you that my kids rush into the room in the morning just to see the idiom for that day!
Definitely check out the PREVIEW as it is more detailed and shows you exactly what is entailed.
Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions whatsoever….I’m happy to help!