*Update Hey there! These idiom lists are now part of the Byrdseed.TV library of resources
When my class was studying idioms, we used this idiom template for nightly work. Here are 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.
In case you missed it, here’s a huge list of idioms, too.