Idiom-a-week

Purpose/Goal: to notice selected idioms

Number of Players: any number

Materials: none

Procedure:

  • Choose an idiom to be the idiom of the week.
  • Post the idiom somewhere in your classroom for all students to seeā€”for example, at the top of your blackboard.
  • Students must find the meaning of the idiom in this book, in their dictionaries, on the internet, or in other resources.
  • Ask students to compare their findings with each other to see how many different ways the idiom is used.
  • Have students keep track of how many times they hear or read that idiom during the week.