Subject: ESL/ELL (English Language Learning)
Lesson Length: 30 - 40 mins
Topic: Literary Devices - Idioms
Brief Description: Students will recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms.
Know Before You Start:
Students should have exposure to idioms before starting this lesson.
Creating a list of common idioms to display will help students complete this activity.
Display examples of idioms such as the one in the comic above.
Explain that the term “idiom” relates to a word or phrase that means something different from its literal meaning.
Activity: Have the students select an idiom of their choice and create a comic which demonstrates knowledge of its meaning.
Closure: Have students share their comic with a partner or whole group.
Allow students to work in pairs.
Provide sentence stems for students to use in their writing.
Provide the opportunity to role play the comics.
Provide definitions with idioms.