What is an idiom?
An idiom is a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language.
Create an Illustrated Idiom
1. Go to The Idiom Connection.
2. Choose an idiom that you would like to illustrate. Check with Mrs. Blair to make sure that no one else has chosen your idiom.
3. Write down the idiom and what it means.
4. Go to Google or the search engine of your choice and find an illustration that is appropriate for your idiom. You may also draw your own illustration.
5. Create a folder called "idioms" in your school folder and save your illustration there. Make sure you write down the URL of the site (if any) where you got your illustration.
6. Using Microsoft Publisher or Microsoft Word or any other software of your choosing, design a mini-poster (8.5" x 5.5") that has your idiom, an illustration, and what your idiom means. Be sure that you give credit for any borrowed illustration. Click here to see an example of an illustrated idiom.
7. Print your final copy. I would like to have it in color, but I will accept black and white if you cannot make a color printout. Using your rubric, make sure that you have included everything.
8. Save your final creation under your name in the "S" drive>SBlair>idioms>your period.
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