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!
A great post with a FREE download on how to teach idioms in the elementary classroom. A great, easy, and fun activity to do with your students! Could even be used with your middle school students as well.
Looking for an engaging activity to practice common idioms with your students? This FREE I Have... Who Has... Game includes thirty-one common idioms.
This FREEBIE has been created by Kristine Lamb @ www.livelovespeech.com.This activity includes 48 cards. Students take turns choosing cards and explaining what the idioms mean. If a student draws a "superpower" card, he/she earns an extra turn!Please leave feedback if you download =)