Idioms Trashketball Review Game (Advanced)

Idioms Trashketball Review Game (Advanced)
Idioms Trashketball Review Game (Advanced)
Idioms Trashketball Review Game (Advanced)
Idioms Trashketball Review Game (Advanced)
Idioms Trashketball Review Game (Advanced)
Idioms Trashketball Review Game (Advanced)
Idioms Trashketball Review Game (Advanced)
Idioms Trashketball Review Game (Advanced)
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  1. Review language skills and grammar with this bundle that includes all of my language Power Point Trashketball games (updated with new games regularly). Students meet the expectations of Common Core Language Standards while studying the conventions of standard English grammar and usage in these fun,
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Product Description

Engage your students as they review common idiomatic expressions with this fun game. Students begin by simply identifying and writing the meaning of the idioms. But in rounds three and four, the rigor increases as students must write correct sentences using the idioms. Whether your students are native English speakers or English language learners (ELLs), this game will give them a better understanding of the figurative meanings of many idioms.

In between rounds, students compete to shoot baskets into your classroom trash can! All that you will need to play is the ability to project this Power Point presentation, a soft ball, some dark tape, and a trash can. This activity is effective for guided practice after the included idioms (which are editable) have already been introduced, and the game can be followed by independent practice.

Included idioms follow:

1. Curiosity killed the cat.

2. Don’t beat a dead horse.

3. It takes two to tango.

4. Let sleeping dogs lie.

5. Out of the frying pan and into the fire

6. At the drop of a hat

7. Best thing since sliced bread

8. Burn the midnight oil

9. Jump on the bandwagon

10. Every cloud has a silver lining.

11. Hot potato

12. Piece of cake

13. Take it with a grain of salt

14. In the same boat

15. Comparing apples and oranges

16. Fit as a fiddle

17. Like two peas in a pod

18. On cloud nine

19. The last straw

20. Hit the nail on the head

This Power Point presentation includes the following:

-concept review

-game play

-game rules for students

-teacher instructions

-answer key

Brain-based research shows that students often learn best when they can move, and this activity motivates students further by tapping into their love of sports. Using heterogeneous groups to play a game with friendly competition is an excellent way to meet the needs of all of your students and reward them for their success.

Please note that this is the second game in my idioms Trashketball game series. If you would prefer a less rigorous game, please click the link below:

Idioms Trashketball Review Game

Do you teach other grammar and language concepts? Then here are additional trashketball games that may interest you:

Sentence Parts

Sentence Structures




Punctuation and Capitalization for Titles Review Game

Subject & Verb Agreement

Verb Tenses Review Game

And, you may be interested in these games to review classic literature:

The Giver

A Midsummer Night's Dream


Lord of the Flies

Meaningful and Memorable English Language Arts by © OCBeachTeacher

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16 pages
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