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.
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