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"Get the Ball Rolling" --
Fun With Idioms

Students worked hard all week? Do they deserve a special reward for a job well done? This activity will offer students a nice break from structured learning. Adapt it to fit your needs. Have some Friday Fun!


Teacher Cindy Kimbrell remembers the fun she had doing this activity when she was a fourth-grader. In this activity, Kimbrell shares some books from author Fred Gwynne (A Little Pigeon Toad, The King Who Rained) and other authors as the lead in to an activity in which students create their own book of fun illustrations of the literal meanings of English-language idioms. Follow the link below for complete instructions and a long list of idioms that students might include in their book.


Teacher-Submitted Lesson Plan: "Get the Ball Rolling" -- Fun With English-Language Idioms
Education World (November 24, 2004)

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Article by Gary Hopkins
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