This resource contains 3 different activities that you can use to help your students become more familiar with idioms so they can recognize how authors use “figurative” language to help tell their stories.
This resource includes 32 ready-to-use idiom “poster” pages for students to draw/write about the “literal” meaning of the idiom AND the “figurative” meaning. They have a blast with this ! The finished posters make a GREAT display! I’ve even made your bulletin board ready to print, cut, and display by including all the letters needed to spell “Literal or Figurative? IDIOMS IN ACTION!” You can make a complete bulletin board in one class period!
A second resource is a writing prompt. Students select one idiom to write at the top of the page. They then write a piece with the idiom as the title. It could be a reflective piece, a personal narrative, or even an opinion piece! The “sky’s the limit” with this one!
The final resource is a game of charades. A team of students pulls one of the idioms “out of a hat” and acts it out. The other team tries to guess which idiom they are representing! Several suggested ways to play are included along with a checklist of all 32 idioms.
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