Many expressions in common use today have interesting histories.
In this 3-page reproducible activity
, students first learn the origin of 15 expressions
and what they now mean.
Using this information, they then determine what the everyday expression is
Also included is a separate answer key.
This classroom-tested activity has been used successfully in middle school, high school, and college classes. Created by Susan Thurman.
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