Writers use idioms to express ideas in a creative way. The Idiom lesson, for grades 4–8, will help your students identify and understand idioms in texts. This lesson includes a definition, an explanation of how the skill is used, an example, and practice questions with excerpts from real books. The Idiom lesson can kick off a reading lesson or serve as an impromptu refresher of skills already introduced. The lesson also includes a separate Answer Key PDF.