Students develop a clear understanding of idioms with direct instruction, read-alouds, teacher modeling, and student-centered activities.According to readwritethink teaching idioms offers students the ability to further comprehend texts that contain metaphorical and lexical meanings beyond the basic word level.
Here is one way to teach idioms:
·When presenting idioms to students, introduce a group of 4 to 5 idioms together.It is best to group the idioms into a category, forexample; before St. Patrick’s Day teach idioms that use green in them!
·Always use stories or relate personal conversations to introduce each idiom in context.
·Use an Idiom Journal to record the idiom and the meaning.Don’t forget a picture.
·Practice by offering students a student-centered activity.