Idioms Task Cards - Flying Pigs

Grade Levels
4th - 7th
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61 pages
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This task card set provides students with various types of practice identifying and understanding the meaning of idioms. The idioms are presented in sentences to provide context.

With these cards, students work with idioms to complete the following activities:

Fill in the missing word

Draw the literal meaning

Identify and define the idiom

Match idioms to their meanings

Use idioms in a sentence

Search for idioms, and

Understand the concept of “idiom”

These task cards are designed specifically for middle school and upper elementary kids. The cards are large – two cards per page and have more content per card than many of the smaller task cards – perfect for older kids who can handle more than one quick question per card.

Included with this set is a blank answer sheet for students to fill in their answers and, as an extra reference for teachers, a big list of idioms and their meanings.

Also included is a list of suggestions for ways to use task cards and a list of suggestions for easy differentiation with task cards. Task cards are perfect for individual or group work, review activities, class games like Scoot or Footloose, or quick assessments.

Teaching students to understand idioms supports reading and language standards, especially the standards that involve determining the meaning of unknown words and phrases.

The Easel Activity is a digital version that is ready to use with one card per slide. It is ready for student use with answer boxes and directions already in place.

For the Google Slides version, see Idioms Task Cards and Google Slides.

For more on idioms, proverbs, and adages, see:

Idioms, Proverbs, an Adages Bundle

I Have . . . Who Has . . ? Idioms - Flying Pigs

Proverbs and Adages Task Cards-Barking Dogs

Also see see more sets of task cards here.

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Total Pages
61 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.


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