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!
Literacy Centers for 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade (November)
This is an 18 question worksheet that focuses on similes and metaphors. Students are required to identify each statement as either a simile or a metaphor. Then they must circle the two things that are being compared. This is a good method to check for understanding.
These 8 Figurative Language Posters are a great way for you to introduce different types of figurative language and can also be displayed in the classroom and used as a reference for your students. There is a poster for each type of figurative language including similes, idioms, metaphors, hyperbole, alliterations, personifications, and onomatopoeia, as well as a title poster that says Figurative Language. Also included in my Figurative Language Unit for 4th/5th grades! (TpT Resource)
FREE Figurative Language Poster Set! FREE posters include Alliteration, Hyperboles, Idioms, Proverbs and Adages, Personification, Onomatopoeia, and Similes and Metaphors. Each poster has a brief description of the figure of speech as well as an example. This is a sister product to my figurative language bundle. The bundled products are common core aligned and all include instructional pages as well as task cards and printables. ENJOY THIS FREE POSTER SET!