One way to interact with literature is to identify idioms. An easy way to do this is to create an idiom notebook. Grab our free form — checklist of 20 Common Idioms.
What does it mean if I say it is raining cats and dogs? Surely pets are not falling from the sky!
We come across these figures of speech very often as we work, play, speak, and read. As we focus on idioms we broaden our vocabulary, develop our common literacy, and become better writers.
Our checklist of 20 Common Idioms will give your student a start in identifying the idioms he comes across each day. The checklist can be kept in an “Idiom Notebook.”
Read our tips for using the form at Interacting With Literature: Idioms.