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.

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idiom story using some of the weather related idioms - Pinned by @PediaStaff – Please Visit ht.ly/63sNt for all our pediatric therapy pins

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Idioms 'Clip and Flip' Cards contains 64 self-correcting cards to help students practice identifying idioms in a short paragraph and determining their meaning. This activity supports Common Core standards L.3.5, L.4.5, and L.5.5.

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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!

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Free! Two Idioms activities The first one, I use as an introduction activity to idioms. The second, the students illustrate the literal and figurative meaning of the idiom.

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