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Get the Picture? Take a Shot at Idioms
Get the Picture? Take a Shot at Idioms
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Get the Picture? Take a Shot at Idioms
Use a short story that can be told entirely in idioms and students will get the picture! Students match story strip text to idioms in this interactive exercise that includes a matching worksheet assessment.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Expressions Explained
Expressions Explained
Worksheet
Expressions Explained
Are you so hungry you could eat a horse? Your students will have fun identifying the examples of hyperbole and idioms in this worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Explanations for Expressions
Explanations for Expressions
Lesson Plan
Explanations for Expressions
Do your students need instruction in how to find and determine the meaning of figurative language? In this lesson, students will explore the exaggerations found in hyperbole and elements of idioms.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Making Sense of Idioms
Making Sense of Idioms
Worksheet
Making Sense of Idioms
Kids complete sentences with idioms in this worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Easy Easter Idioms
Easy Easter Idioms
Worksheet
Easy Easter Idioms
Put all your Easter eggs in this worksheet! Help your students use the context of a sentence to discover the meaning of these Easter idioms.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Visual Puns
Visual Puns
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Visual Puns
Introduce your students to visual puns with these fun images! Then, challenge them to come up with their own visual puns.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Idioms
Vocabulary Cards: Idioms
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Idioms
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Idioms.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Show Your Idioms
Show Your Idioms
Worksheet
Show Your Idioms
Children draw the literal meaning of a few idiomatic expressions as they consider their true social meaning.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Idioms
Glossary: Idioms
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Glossary: Idioms
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Idioms.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Spark Post Pun
Spark Post Pun
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Spark Post Pun
Here's a pun-filled lesson for your students! Ask students to apply their knowledge of puns and Adobe Spark in this maker-centered lesson. This lesson can follow the Adobe Spark: Parts, Purposes & Complexities and the Pun Visuals lessons.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Eggcellent Easter Idioms
Eggcellent Easter Idioms
Lesson Plan
Eggcellent Easter Idioms
Take a short journey down this Easter Idiom-themed rabbit hole! Your students will use context clues to identify the meaning of the Easter idioms. They will then create their own sentence using an Easter idiom.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Idioms

Idioms are phrases that have a figurative meaning, not a literal one. Their meanings derive from common usage. Idioms can be challenging to learn, since sometimes their origin can be obscure, but they are fun to learn for kids. With our worksheets and activities, teach your kids this most interesting quirk of the English language. Soon, using idioms in their everyday speech and writing will be a piece of cake

Learn More About Idioms

We use idioms all the time, even though we don’t know where they came from. They are so woven into the language that they’re just something we “know” as we get older. There are approximately 25,000 idiomatic expressions in the English language. But it’s not just the English language that contains them; every language has their own idioms as well. Idioms make language more interesting because they provide metaphorical meaning or historical or regional color.

10 Most Common Idiomatic Expressions
  • Piece of cake (something that’s easy to do)
    Example: That test was a piece of cake.
  • A hot potato (an issue or situation that’s controversial)
    Example: When the topic shifted to politics, my friend dropped the conversation like a hot potato.
  • Once in a blue moon (very rarely)
    Example: I buy shoes once in a blue moon.
  • When pigs fly (something that will never happen or is impossible)
    Example: She’ll clean her room without being told when pigs fly.
  • Devil’s advocate (one who presents a counterargument)
    Example: Jack says the opposite just to play devil’s advocate.
  • Miss the boat (miss your chance)
    Example: We missed the boat on that sale.
  • A bed of roses (an easy option)
    Example: Doing chores is no bed of roses.
  • Raining cats and dogs (raining very heavily)
    Example: Grab an umbrella. It’s raining cats and dogs.
  • Apple of the eye (someone very precious)
    Example: My son is the apple of my eye.
  • Zip your lip (stop talking)
    Example: It’s best to zip your lip when your teacher is talking.