GIF-based video models of social idioms in context. In this 17-page no-prep resource we focus on the idiom: ‘Be a good sport’.
An idiom is a group of words which have a different meaning when used together from the one they would have if you took the meaning of each word separately. For example:
If you “bury” or “stick your head in the sand”, you refuse to accept the truth about something you don’t want to hear, e.g. bad news.
As children get older, they may notice that their parents, teachers and friends using lots of idioms in conversation.
In this resource, with the help of GIFs, we explain the idiom ‘be a good sport’, contrast to ‘be a good sport’ with examples of not being a good sport, discuss why it’s important to be a good sport, and remind students that it is hard to be a good sport and it takes practice.
To play the GIFs, copy the slides onto your Google Drive.
- Social idioms in action: To let it go
- Social idioms in action: Don’t sound like a broken record
- Social idioms in action: On the same page
- Social idioms in action: To lend someone a hand
- Social idioms in action: Hang in there!
- Social idioms in action: I have your back
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- Blank’s Level 4 and Theory of Mind Questions Picture Resource
- Theory of Mind: We are all different, and like different things. That’s OK!