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 Puppy Dog illustrations, and using the idioms in to complete a sentence. This center will 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: in the dog house, barking up the wrong tree, let sleeping dogs lie, like a dog with a bone, dog tired, sick as a dog, if you lie down with the dogs you will get up with fleas, a barking dog never bites.
Literacy Center created by Barbara Kilkenny
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