GIF-based video models of social idioms in context. In this 12-page no-prep resource we focus on the idiom: ‘To let it go’.
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:
“To feel wiped-out!” means your body and mind are exhausted!
“To scratch your head!” means “to be puzzled and unsure about a problem or question, or to not know the answer to a problem”.
As children get older, they may notice that their parents, teachers and friends using lots of idioms in conversation.
In this resource we explain, with the help of GIFs, the idiom ‘to let it go’, contrast ‘to let it go’ with examples of not letting it go, discuss why it’s important to let it go, and remind students that bullying is never okay.
To play the GIFs, copy the slides onto your Google Drive.
- Social idioms in action: Don’t sound like a broken record
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- Social idioms in action: To lend someone a hand
- Social idioms in action: Hang in there!
- Social idioms in action: I have your back
- Social idioms in action: Be a good sport
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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!