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Idiom Adventure Stories (#49921-IN)

Ages 8 and up. This inexpensive workbook includes illustrated worksheets with stories in which common idioms are used. The humorous pictures show the literal meaning of each idiom. After reading or listening to each story, students explain the meaning of each idiom. They may also create their own stories using the idioms. All of the worksheets may be reproduced.

Presenting the Activities

Read each story to the students or have them read the story independently. Select idioms from the story and ask questions about their meaning, such as "What does tough as nails mean in the story?" Have students give examples of situations in which they would use each idiom.

The worksheets include questions about specific idioms and space for students to write original stories using these expressions. The worksheet activities can be presented orally to nonreaders.

Sample Story Titles from this Book

  • Brad Gets a Load Off His Shoulders
  • Mrs. Hawthorne Bends Over Backwards
  • Laura Gets Her Foot in the Door
  • Brenda Holds Her Tongue
  • Barry and Karen Plan to Tie the Knot
  • Carlita Comes Out of Her Shell
  • Carlos Buries His Head in the Sand
  • Jane Bites Off More than She Can Chew

Understanding idiomatic expression is critical if students are to understand conversation, classroom lectures, and classroom reading materials. The understanding of idioms is an academic standard that often does not receive adequate attention in instructional programs for special learners. The activities in this book teach idiomatic expressions that are used frequently within the language.

A total of 36 high-interest stories are included in this practical easy-to-use book.

The printed book edition and the CD edition are the same price if ordered separately. Save money when you order both the book and CD at the same time. The CD includes the COMPLETE BOOK and makes it easy to print out copies of the reproducible book pages.
 
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Book only: #49921-IN
CD only: #49921CD-IN
Both book and CD: #49921BCD-IN
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