S.S. 6Name: __________________________ Date: ___________________Mod: ________
Literary Elements - Idioms
Many idioms, if taken LITERALLY, create truly humorousimages. Could you picture a storm where it was literally(actually) “raining cats and dogs” or a person who was truly“two faced”? In this activity, you will create “literal” cartoonsout of idioms.
Using the attached template, pick an idiom thatconjures (makes you think) of a funny image when takenliterally and write the idiom in the space on the leaf template.
Illustrate AND COLOR a cartoon that depicts (shows) the idiom’s literal meaning.
On the back of the leaf, (yes it is supposed to be upside down!!) write the idiom’sactual meaning and a short descriptive paragraph using the idiom properly.
SOME Suggested Idioms
All ears/thumbsAnts in your pantsAt the end of your ropeBit off more than you can chewBite the hand that feeds youButterflies in your stomachClimb the wallsCost an arm and a legDrive you up the wallEat your wordsEyes in the back of your headFull of hot airGet a kick out of somethingGreen thumbHold your tongueLose your headOn Pins and NeedlesOpen a can of wormsPay through the nosePulling your legPull yourself togetherRaining cats and dogsRun circles around someoneScream your lungs outSweep you off your feetWild-goose chase
Finding a needle in a haystack