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.
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!
'Bump' Up The Fun With These Free Halloween Games!
Halloween Games FREE contains 2 fun and engaging Halloween-themed bump games to help students to practice idioms and context clues. These games are so simple to use and require very minimal prep. They are perfect to use in literacy centers or as extension activities when students complete their work!