Idioms are great fun and upper elementary and middle school students love them! This lesson is ideal for grades 6-9 and was created to address the following Common Core Standard:
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
"Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs"
There are many idioms in the English language, and for some reason a large number of them are related in some way to the human body. These are thirty common English idioms that have a human body connection, along with their definitions. Students first study and discuss these with classmates and the teacher using the provided discussion guide. This is followed by a set of thirty context sentences where students must use the correct idiom to demonstrate mastery. Answers provided. At the end is a list if five great extension activities to take your students further in the study of idioms.
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