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Teaching Idioms? I know I'm preaching to the choir when I say that idioms are more fun than a barrel of monkeys. There is a boatload of idioms at GoEnglish.com. Beyond going over the literal meaning of such phrases as "It's raining cats and dogs!" there are many other out-of-this-world things to try. They are the cat's pajamas, so give them a whirl!

8 Fun Things to Do with Idioms

Teaching Idioms? I know I'm preaching to the choir when I say that idioms are more fun than a barrel of monkeys. There is a boatload of idioms at GoEnglish.com. Beyond going over the literal meaning of such phrases as "It's raining cats and dogs!" there are many other out-of-this-world things to try. They are the cat's pajamas, so give them a whirl!

Filled with Bible verse activitiesthe My Easter Notebook is a great way to discuss the true meaning of Easter with your elementary-aged kids.

Filled with Bible verse activitiesthe My Easter Notebook is a great way to discuss the true meaning of Easter with your elementary-aged kids.

Twinkl Resources >> Reading Comprehension Worksheets Higher Ability >> Printable resources for Primary, EYFS, KS1 and SEN.  Thousands of classroom displays and teaching aids! Literacy, English, Reading, Worksheets, SEN

Twinkl Resources >> Reading Comprehension Worksheets Higher Ability >> Printable resources for Primary, EYFS, KS1 and SEN. Thousands of classroom displays and teaching aids! Literacy, English, Reading, Worksheets, SEN

$ AWESOME!  This packet includes: - 14 Verb Shades of Meaning Cards - 14 Adjective Shades of Meaning Cards - Two Shades of Meaning Verb Activities - Two Shades of Meaning Verb & Adjective Activities.  This packet covers the following Common Core LANGUAGE standards:  CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.5.D  CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.5.D  CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.5.B

Shades of Meaning

$ AWESOME! This packet includes: - 14 Verb Shades of Meaning Cards - 14 Adjective Shades of Meaning Cards - Two Shades of Meaning Verb Activities - Two Shades of Meaning Verb & Adjective Activities. This packet covers the following Common Core LANGUAGE standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.5.D CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.5.D CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.5.B

Synonyms- Read the story and replace the underlined words with synonyms.  Then rewrite the story. This activity helps students understand that if you change words, the story can become more exciting, but still have the same meaning. Back to School NO PREP Packet for 3rd Grade!

Synonyms- Read the story and replace the underlined words with synonyms. Then rewrite the story. This activity helps students understand that if you change words, the story can become more exciting, but still have the same meaning. Back to School NO PREP Packet for 3rd Grade!

Mean, Median, Mode, Range activity with Skittles! This activity is great fun because they collect their own data, then collect their partner's data, combine group data, and do it all again.  In other words, they are doing A LOT of mean, median, mode, and range practice with this activity!  They enjoyed using their mini anchor charts as cheat sheets while they worked, too.

Oreo Stacking Contest for Mean, Median, Mode Lesson!

Mean, Median, Mode, Range activity with Skittles! This activity is great fun because they collect their own data, then collect their partner's data, combine group data, and do it all again. In other words, they are doing A LOT of mean, median, mode, and range practice with this activity! They enjoyed using their mini anchor charts as cheat sheets while they worked, too.

4.L.4.-Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies. This is a creative activity to help students recognize multiple meaning words.

4.L.4.-Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies. This is a creative activity to help students recognize multiple meaning words.

FREE Homophone List Poster (or handout): use with any homophone assignment - Jessica Osborne - TeachersPayTeachers.com

FREE Homophone List Poster (or handout): use with any homophone assignment - Jessica Osborne - TeachersPayTeachers.com

Multiple Meaning word pairs  - have them color the matching one the same color!  Then after practice, make their own - LOVE IT! #PeachySpeechie

Multiple Meaning word pairs - have them color the matching one the same color! Then after practice, make their own - LOVE IT! #PeachySpeechie

This is a wonderful lesson. It was done for a sixth grade class but I'm going to find a way to tailor it for my third graders.

This is a wonderful lesson. It was done for a sixth grade class but I'm going to find a way to tailor it for my third graders.