Idiom of the Week Posters and Activities

Kristen Vibas
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Idioms, Sayings and Figures of Speech - 60 display posters perfect for an Idiom of the Week bulletin board or a figurative language literacy center! Graphic organizers and foldable activities included!

Idioms can be tricky, especially for English Language Learners. These fun visual posters are just a few of the thousands of idioms found in the English language. Explicitly teaching some of the most common sayings is important in deepening the understanding of the language.

The posters can be a topic of conversation for the whole class, as well as an engaging activity when combined with the graphic organizers or foldable activities. The opportunity for online research is also available as part of the activities is for students locate the "origin" of their idiom.

Take a peek at the preview to see a few of these fun idiom posters and activities.

What's included:

- display headings

- 60 idiom posters (11 x 8.5)

- example sentence for each idiom

- 3 student graphic organizers

- 2 foldable activities


two heads are better than one

two peas in a pod

break a leg

class clown

cold feet

costs an arm and a leg

couch potato

drop in the bucket

at the end of my rope

joined at the hip

kill two birds with one stone

let the cat out of the bag

needle in a haystack

off the hook

zip your lips

butterflies in my stomach

cold shoulder

cry over spilled milk

fish out of water

frog in my throat

hold your horses

I’m all ears

in the same boat

piece of cake

raining cats and dogs

sick as a dog

time flies

walking on eggshells

when pigs fly

hungry as a bear

back to square one

straight from the horse’s mouth

the last straw

burn bridges

don't judge a book by its cover

a penny for your thoughts

miss the boat

speak of the devil

under the weather

break the ice

pulling your leg

steal my thunder

hit the sack

barking up the wrong tree

spill the beans

compare apples and oranges

leave no stone unturned

don’t put all your eggs in one basket

don’t count your chickens before they hatch

beat around the bush

let sleeping dogs lie

bigger fish to fry

hit the nail on the head

on the ball

on the fence

the early bird gets the worm

a drop of a hat

take a raincheck

elephant in the room

open a can of worms

Students have a blast learning these silly sayings, proverbs and figures of speech!

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Total Pages
85 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Year
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