This minilesson / practice SMARTboard lesson provides a quick lesson and many slides practicing identifying idioms. Students will highight the idiom and then tell what it means before self checking. All slides are self checking so it makes it easy to use in an independent center or station as well as a minilesson. Created with Smart Notebook 11. Some idioms included are: "something fishy is going on", "crying crocodile tears", "butterflies in your stomach", "pig out", "wild goose chase", "change of heart", "piece of cake", and many more. A total of 17 idioms are examined in this lesson. Great for introduction of concept, practice, or remediation. MUST have SMART Notebook software to download and use this lesson.