Idioms are great fun and upper elementary and middle school students love them! This lesson is ideal for grades 6-9 and was created to address the following Common Core Standard:
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: "Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs"
There are many idioms in the English language, and for some reason a large number of them are related in some way to the human body. These are thirty common English idioms that have a human body connection, along with their definitions. Students first study and discuss these with classmates and the teacher using the provided discussion guide. This is followed by a set of thirty context sentences where students must use the correct idiom to demonstrate mastery. Answers provided.
At the end is a list if five great extension activities to take your students further in the study of idioms.
Would you like to go further with your students in learning more about the most common and important English idioms and proverbs? Have a look at two teaching units below.
75 English Idioms: List, Definitions, Tips, Practice, and Final Test
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