Get ready to "hit a homerun" with strategies and suggestions that will "knock your socks off" including how to introduce idioms and incorporate them into your language and writing instruction. The idioms and expressions are provided in context with stories and activities to teach usage and definitions and include hyperboles, metaphors, similes, and personification. Based on Dr. Timothy Rasinski's research, the idioms are grouped by themes for ease in teaching and learning. Includes a Teacher Resource CD. This resource is correlated to the Common Core State Standards and is aligned to the interdisciplinary themes from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. 96pp.