We are working on adding idioms to our writing this week. We are FINALLY almost done with our Snow Globe Stories (between snow days and getting through the entire writing process, it has taken us forever...) and we are typing them up now. But, I always tell my students, their stories are NEVER done. There are always things we can add to it to make it better, even if it's just ONE sentence! So that was my goal today... I wanted them to add one idiom to their story if they could. Before we went to the computer lab for typing today, I read the book Even More Parts.
Because many of my students have a character in their story feeling scared or nervous (because they are trapped in a snow globe), I chose idioms to teach them that would go with those feelings. I challenged them to find what these idioms had in common. The students took notes about the meaning of each idiom on a flipbook as we went over the posters:
As you can see- they found what these idioms had in common!
Most of them were successfully able to add an idiom into their story when we went to the computer lab. Some of them already had one in their story! I can't always say this, but I am soooo excited to read this set of stories from my kiddos. (And you know that feeling... sometimes we just totally dread grading writing pieces!!)
The flipbook and the posters are in one of my newest products. Every year, I say I'm going to teach an idiom a week, and every year, my schedule gets overwhelmed and/or I forget. This is what prompted me to create my 30 Idioms Pack.