Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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Draw to Learn Idioms

Here is a great little worksheet to help your students learn idioms. Here is what to do: Choose an idiom. Talk about what it appears to sound like--the literal meaning of the words. Have you student draw a picture that depicts the literal meaning of the words in the box on the left. Then talk about what it means in context. Have your student draw the figurative meaning of the phrase in the box on the right. Compare and contrast the two drawings to help improve understanding.

If you like that worksheet, check out my newest product, Animal Idioms, which features this worksheet-with specific details for each idiom in the packet. There are a total of 20 idioms! Your students will be able to improve their figurative language skills through drawing, listening, answering comprehension questions and describing their own experiences using idioms!

Have fun!


  1. I can definitely use this right now! I have a couple of student who are really struggling with this!

    1. It is very difficult for many of our students. I hope this helps! :)

  2. This is wonderful. I recently was completing an informal assessment and asked my student what "raining cats and dogs" meant. His response? Cats and dogs falling from the sky! That would be great! I'd get a free cat!" UGH!