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This is a set of thirty task cards that provide 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”
The cards are a large half-page size - perfect for individual or group work, review activities, class games like Scoot or Footloose, or quick assessments.
Also included as an easy reference for teachers is a big list of idioms and their meanings.
Teaching students to understand idioms supports Reading: Language standards, especially the standards that involve determining the meaning of unknown words and phrases.
For more on idioms,proverbs, and adages, see:
Also see see more sets of task cards here.
From Classroom in the Middle