Build vocabulary and have fun with a classroom game of Idiom Bingo.
Idioms are Confusing! Build Language with a Classroom Idiom Activity
Sometimes it’s hard to remember the meaning of idioms that you’ve read or heard in conversation. It’s only when you hear them used again do you remember. That’s why our Idiom Bingo game is designed for students to play – to practice remembering the meaning of common idioms in the English language. The fun way for students to study idioms!
🎲To play, students listen to the calling card which translates an idiom into simple, easy-to-understand language. They must cover the idiom if it appears on their BINGO board.
Through this activity, students will show increased understanding of common idioms in the English language.
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
In addition to individual student work time, use this vocabulary game to enhance learning through guided writing groups, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments.
- In addition to 5-in-a-row, play alternate forms of BINGO like 4 Corners, + Plus Sign, Blackout, X-Out.
- Support students who need help understanding the concepts by pairing teams to work together to identify the idioms.
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Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
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This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and a Teach Starter Collaborator.
Don’t stop there! We’ve got more activities and resources that cut down on lesson planning time:
An editable PowerPoint presentation to use when teaching idioms.
A poster giving the definition for and examples of idioms.
A worksheet using common idioms.