This idiom instructional activity will give your reluctant grammarians a change of heart about figurative language. Scholars read 15 sentences and then write the meaning of the idiom and the sentence in the space provided.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Keep a running list of idioms examined in class 
  • Divide the class into small groups, assign each group an idiom, or idioms, to complete, then share with the class 
  • Extend the lesson by inviting class members to write new sentences using the idioms from the worksheet
Classroom Considerations
  • Copies are required
  • Scholars should be familiar with idioms


  • Instructions are simple and easy-to-read
  • A definition of an idiom is provided 
  • Space is provided to write the meaning of each idiom


  • None