Update Hey there! My idiom lists are now part of my Advanced Vocabulary Guide PDF
When my class was studying idioms, we used this idiom template for nightly work. Here’s the details!
Each weeknight, Monday through Thursday, students completed a task to interact with the idioms. Here are the ones we used:
- Monday: Used the idioms in sentences: great for Monday night so you can check students’ understanding early.
- Tuesday: Sketched figurative and literal examples of the idioms: don’t look a gift horse in the mouth would lead to a sketch of a guy looking at a horse’s mouth and a sketch of someone questioning a gift.
- Wednesday: Researched an idiom’s origin: as explained here. Big discussion the next morning.
- Thursday: We’d conclude the week by “summarizing our weeks” using all five idioms. The only catch: I expected the summary to be completely made up. This lead to some fun read-alouds on Friday morning.
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