Idioms are a combination of words that are used every day but when used together they have a different meaning than the meaning of each word. The individual words in the idiom don’t usually help students understand it. They just have to know what it means.
Idioms can be tricky to learn. This literacy center uses definitions, fun spring time illustrations, and writing sentences using the idioms in context to help your students better understand idioms. Idioms are fun to read, but they’re even more fun for students to use in their writing. They liven up their writing and give it more of a personal voice.
This center includes the idioms: on top of the world, under the weather, mad as a hornet, shoot your mouth off, hit the hay, time is running out, big shoes to fill, there is safety in numbers.
Literacy Center created by Barbara Kilkenny
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