Step 2: Teach Lesson
Begin the lesson by asking the student if they have ever heard of an idiom. Explain that an idiom is a common word or phrase that
has a cultural as well as an actual meaning. Start the video in Step 1. ( you can pause the video in between phrase to have the
student try to guess it’s perceived meaning)
Explain that sometimes it is easiest to show the different meanings in drawing form, which is what they will do today.
Hand out long the long drawing paper. Have the student fold the paper lengthwise in half and then in half twice widthwise. Have the
student choose four idioms they would like to draw from the list (samples given in Step 3). If needed, explain some of the idioms to
the student. In each box have the student draw a real meaning illustration and a perceived meaning illustration for each idiom.
Review each idiom with the student in relation to their drawing.