Did you know that EVERY Walking Classroom podcast comes with a ton of supplemental resources including lesson plans, slide decks, videos, quizzes, downloadable worksheets, and more? And, best of all, they’re FREE when you purchase the program. We’ve also created almost 40 themed groupings of podcast topics to support your curriculum units. Read more about them below!
This Walking Classroom podcast focuses on idioms. Idioms are groups of words that, when said together, have an understood meaning that is different from what the words actually mean. For example, “to be on the moon” doesn’t actually mean that a person is on the moon, it is an idiom that people say when someone is very distracted or really excited about something. All languages have idioms, and sometimes it can be difficult for people who are learning a new language to understand the meanings behind them.
Lesson Plan: Download the Idioms Lesson Plan
Health Message: Exercise and its effect on mood
Character Value: Being considerate
Supplemental Resource Links and Downloads
The Idioms Google Quiz
(This is a Google form. Click to copy it to your own Google Drive.)
The Idioms Slide Deck
- Idioms and their meanings (2:22) — Shows 5th graders explaining idioms.
- Idioms and Meanings – Have Fun with Idioms (4:41) — Explains some idioms for children learning English.
- Amelia Bedelia (3:35) — Shows Amelia at her first day of work, where she takes the items on her task list literally!
- Idioms Song (3:17) — Shares a song about idioms written from the perspective of a boy confused when his family uses them.
- Idioms Charades (HANDS-ON ACTIVITY) — Act out and guess idioms with a class charades game.
- Fun Idioms Choices (PRINTABLE WORKSHEET) — Answer questions containing idiomatic expressions on this englishlinx.com worksheet and explain what the expressions mean.
- Idioms Around the World (VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP) — Explore examples of idioms from various cultures and contexts with fun illustrations in this TED Summit video.
- Idiom Illustration (MULTI-DAY PROJECT) — Research, describe, and illustrate an idiom.
To help support your curricular units or help you introduce additional content to your class, we created The Walking Classroom’s Themed Groupings!
You can easily find podcasts centering around specific themes in language arts, social studies, and science, or explore other areas of interest. Whether you’re looking for podcasts addressing things like grammar or literary elements, a branch of science, a historical era, or even innovators like artists and inventors, The Walking Classroom has got you covered!
For example, Themed Groupings that contain the Clara Barton podcast include: Biographies, Civil War & Reconstruction, Famous Women, Historical Figures, Innovators: Artists, Inventors & More, Medicine, The Human Body