Use this 15 page Smartboard lesson to teach or review the use of idioms and cliches. This will help students identify idioms when reading and will also help them use them to "spice up" creative writing. It also helps students understand the use of cliches and how to avoid them when writing. The second slide shows two examples of writing. The first passage there are no idioms, but the second passage (same idea and concept) there are many idioms. Then, definitions and plenty of interactive examples are given. Smartboard pull screens can be used and answers are given for each idiom (slide picture over to reveal). The last slide goes over cliches, examples, and practice. This lesson is all you need to teach or review idioms and cliches for reading and writing.