This lesson was created to address the following Common Core Standard:
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
"Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs"
Idioms are great fun and upper elementary and middle school students love them! Many idioms in English are related to people's names. This is a look at 25 common English idioms that have a name in them along with their definitions. Students first study and discuss these idioms with classmates and the teacher using the provided discussion guide. This is followed by a set of 25 context sentences where students must use the correct idiom to demonstrate mastery. Answers provided.
There are five great extension ideas at the end to help you take your students further in their study of idioms.
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