Idiom Dictionary

Examining idioms is a peace of cake when using this graphic organizer! Here, grammarians identify an idiom and use it in a sentence. Then they investigate its literal meaning versus its figurative meaning, and accompany each one with a corresponding picture. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Copy front to back to save paper; remind participants to take notice of what they use to write as it may bleed through to the other side and reading entries can become difficilut 
  • After completing an idiom unit, have each learner collect and bind their idiom dictionary pages to create a booklet they can reference in the future 
  • Post an idiom of the day for pupils to decipher and complete a dictionary entry as a warm-up acitivty or exit ticket 
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires copies
  • Class members should be familiar with idioms
  • Gather a list of idioms to define prior to implementing this worksheet 
Pros

  • The page is designed in a clear and easy-to-read fashion
  • Answers are offered in both written and picture form which allows all learners to reinforce their knowledge by showing what they know multiple ways 
Cons

  • The worksheet provides limited space to write descriptions which can create a challenge for writers with large, or sloppy, print