Lesson Plan

What's an Idiom?

Does the confusion of learning idioms “add fuel to the fire” for your students? Your students will “go back to the drawing board” in this lesson, as they consider the literal and figurative meaning of common idioms.
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Learning Objectives

Students understand that idioms are figurative language and not to be taken literally.


(5 minutes)
What is an Idiom?Common IdiomsA Figure of SpeechAssessment Sheet
  • Have students complete the What is an Idiom? worksheet.
  • Define idiom as a saying that has a meaning different than the literal meaning of the phrase.
  • Explain to students that in this lesson they will identify idioms and explain their meanings in a text.