Idioms from the Barnyard and Vocabulary: Chickens and Pigs

Idioms from the Barnyard and Vocabulary: Chickens and Pigs
Idioms from the Barnyard and Vocabulary: Chickens and Pigs
Idioms from the Barnyard and Vocabulary: Chickens and Pigs
Idioms from the Barnyard and Vocabulary: Chickens and Pigs
Idioms from the Barnyard and Vocabulary: Chickens and Pigs
Idioms from the Barnyard and Vocabulary: Chickens and Pigs
Idioms from the Barnyard and Vocabulary: Chickens and Pigs
Idioms from the Barnyard and Vocabulary: Chickens and Pigs
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Common Core Standards
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21 MB|102 pages
Product Description
American idiomatic expressions from the farm.

Teaching ESL and Second Language Students American idiomatic expressions dealing with pigs and chickens.

This is comprensive product includes:
-Power point presentation
-flash cards
-Bingo game
-Make-and-Take Barnyard Idiom book

Teach your students 20 vocabulary words for poultry and swine and 38 figurative expressions about chickens and pigs. Each vocabulary word and idiomatic expression has its own slide and features a photo or illustration, a definition, and an example sentence. In addition to the 78 slides of content there are 6 handouts to use during the presentation, 4 worksheets, a set of flashcards for games and review, a Bingo game and a template for making a Barnyard Idiom book.

This product is a Microsoft PowerPoint Show. It allows the user access the notes written for background information. It allows the presenter to: write on the slides, highlight information, and use a laser pointer while lecturing. It does not allow printing. To exit at any time press the ‘ESCAPE’ key on your keyboard.

Topics Covered:
-Specialized name for poultry:
-Idioms concerning chickens, eggs, and nests
-Differentiation between pigs, hogs and boars
-Special names for male and female swine:
-Common American words using pig or hog
-Bullying and insults
-Idioms and proverbs concerning pigs and hogs

Table of Contents
1 PowerPoint Show with 83 slides
1 Game
-Bingo with directions
Several Work Sheets
Flash Cards
-15 pages of flash cards (for either writing the definition or drawing the idiom)
Templates for making your flashcards
Barnyard Idiom Book
-Template for student Barnyard Idioms booklets.
-Choice of 2 covers –Black and White or Color

38 idiomatic expressions
20 content specific vocabulary
48 pages of worksheets, flashcards, games, and templates
4 sorting sheets (2 for idiomatic expressions, 2 for vocabulary)
1 worksheet for correctly identifying vocabulary terms
1 blank flashcard template in case you need to create or modify any of the terms.
2 designs (color or black and white) for use if you want double sided flashcards—good for games like Concentration
9 worksheets for taking notes during the presentation
(each vocabulary word and idiom is listed in order with space for taking notes during the presentation)
7 Bingo cards (all featuring the same images from the presentation in various arrangements)
-I would use the Bingo games for small group settings either presided over by the instructor or aid, or whole class with the students divided into groups and 1 student from each group calling out the idioms for their group
-A sheet with the Bingo clues is included. Cut apart the expression, fold and place in a dish to be selected during the game.
-Template for pages with space for illustrations and lines for writing the idiomatic expression

Vocabulary and Idiomatic Expressions
Names: :
fowl, poultry, chicken, hen, rooster, chicks, eggs, pig, hog, sow, boar, piglets, swine
chicken coop, henhouse, pigpen, pigsty
pork, bacon, ham
Pig parts:
oink, snout, squeal
Compound words:
pigtails, pigskin, pigsty, hog-tie, hogwash, hog- wild, road hog,
chicken, piggy, oink


Being chicken
Being cooped up
Chicken scratch
Coming home to roost
Egg on your face
Empty nest
Fly the coop
Fox guarding the chickens
Fox in the henhouse
Madder than a wet hen
Nest egg
No spring chicken
Running around like a chicken with its head cut off
Walking on eggs
Being a bore
Being a hog
Being a pig
Bringing home the bacon
Hamming it up
Hog (motorcycle)
Pearls before swine
Pigs in a blanket
Pig in a poke
Road hog
When pigs fly


-Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout,


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Total Pages
102 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
4 days
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