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English idioms can be one of the trickiest parts of our language for ALL students to understand, especially English Language Learners. That’s why we created our latest classroom poster, a guide to English expressions often used in the school setting. Print and hang it in the classroom, or give each student a copy to serve as a quick reference sheet in their writing or reading notebooks.
Other fun ideas to try:
- Talk with kids about what each of these expressions has to do with being a successful student.
- Discuss idioms in students’ native languages that don’t translate well to English.
- Invite students to look for other idioms and create their own running lists of English expressions.