These Idiom Activities include the "Idioms: What Do They Really Mean?" Adapted Book 3 that focuses on understanding idioms or figurative language, and 3 set of Idioms "Flipstrips" for additional practice.
In the adapted book, students are given an idiom and are asked, "What Does It Really Mean?" The teacher or therapist reads along as students follow along and find the correct matching piece (or meaning) that goes with each page (or idiom). Students working independently can read and work through the book in literacy centers and workstations. The book includes 10 different idioms.
"We say what we mean and we mean what we say,
But sometimes we say things in very strange ways!
He's going to throw in the towel.
They see eye to eye....
But what do they really mean?
When we say, "He stole the show," does it mean that he actually stole a show?
Of course not!
What does it really mean?"
(Students match the answer to each page)
Idioms Included In Book 3:
"It goes in one ear and out the other."
"He stole the show."
"We can kill two birds with one stone."
"He got bent out of shape."
"He's going to hit the hay."
"He needs to catch some z's."
"She's on the right track."
"It's like taking candy from a baby."
"He's going to throw in the towel."
"They see eye to eye."
After the book has been introduced, the teacher or therapist can do the Flipstrips activities as a small group, or provide them to students to work on independently in workstations and literacy centers.
These idioms activities are also part of the Idioms Activities Mini-Bundle below:
Idioms Activities Mini-Bundle
If your students enjoy adapted books, there are many more in my collection. You can find the complete collection here:
Complete Adapted Books Collection
If your students enjoy hands-on Task Cards activities, you can find the complete collection here:
Hands-On Task Cards