Idiom of the Week is another great resource from Primary Concepts that presents language in a playful way. Using the adventures of the Wordly Family, ideas for discussion and practice are organized into a small spiral-bound book that are perfect for filling those extra 5-10 minutes between activities.
Here's an example:
on top of the world
The little Wordly boy was on top of the world! Summer vacation was coming up soon. He couldn’t wait to swim, play with his friends all day, and read in the sun.
When you’re on top of the world, you’re feeling extremely happy.
Talk About It
✪ How would you feel if you could really be sitting on top of the world?
✪ When is the last time you felt as if you were on top of the world?
Picture It Materials: a globe
Draw a circle to represent the world; then draw a picture of yourself on top of the world. Fill in the sentence frame:
I am on top of the world because______.
My kids can't seem to get enough of idioms. They are using them at home and whenever they discover a new one, we are the first to know! Here are some other books that we can't keep on the shelves in our classroom library:
There's a Frog in My Throat! 440 Animals Sayings a Little Bird Told Me
by Loreen Leedy & Pat Street
by Wallace Edwards