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 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: crying over spilt milk, getting cold feet, laugh your head off, it’s raining cats and dogs, a couch potato, bite your tongue, a piece of cake and all in the same boat.
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