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.
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.
Check out these FREE Thanksgiving bump games for practicing idioms and context clues! These games are lots of fun and require very minimal prep. They are perfect to use in your November reading centers or as extension activities when students complete their work!