I like to introduce my students to idioms by reading the book More Parts. We discuss the idioms in the book and discuss the difference between an idiom’s literal and figurative meaning.
Before using the activities in this product, I like to assess my students’ prior knowledge. This is important because I always find that there are students who have little to no exposure to idioms while others have lots of exposure.
You can use these products as a whole class instruction or to differentiate lessons.
1). 34 Idiom Posters
2). 34 Idiom Task Cards (same idioms used on posters)
3). Idiom Puzzle Pieces with Pictures (students will match the puzzle pieces)
Idioms with an example sentence, a picture of the idiom’s literal language, and a written explanation of the idiom’s figurative language. You will cut the puzzle pieces and students will sort.
4). Idiom Puzzle Pieces with written explanations.
Idioms with an example sentence, a written explanation of the idiom’s literal language, and a written explanation of the idiom’s figurative language.
5). Idiom Puzzle Pieces (students create their own examples)
An idiom worksheet that allows students to choose an idiom, create their own sentence, draw a picture of the idiom’s literal language, and explain the idioms figurative language. I have included puzzle pieces for students to complete their work on.