English Idioms Illustrated (lite)

[ios_app id="413057971"] English Idioms Illustrated contains explanations for common idioms, such as “barking up the wrong tree,” “at the drop of a hat,” and “bated breath.” Each explanation contains graphics and text that trace the idiom’s historical roots and provides the modern-day definition. Although informative, only a limited number of entries are included in the "lite" version of this app, and users can only view the explanation of idioms. Instructional Ideas Teachers can assign students to analyze the language they use for idioms and use this app as a model for how to report information about the idioms they identify.…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 4
B. Design - 8.4
C. Engagement - 6

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Summary : Want to know where common phrases we use come from? This app will tell you!

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English Idioms Illustrated contains explanations for common idioms, such as “barking up the wrong tree,” “at the drop of a hat,” and “bated breath.” Each explanation contains graphics and text that trace the idiom’s historical roots and provides the modern-day definition. Although informative, only a limited number of entries are included in the “lite” version of this app, and users can only view the explanation of idioms.

Instructional Ideas

  1. Teachers can assign students to analyze the language they use for idioms and use this app as a model for how to report information about the idioms they identify.
  2. A teacher can assign students a language-based research paper that requires them to research commonly used words and phrases, and this app can be one reference for students to consult.
  3. In small groups, students can explore this app’s content. After a short period of time, a teacher can have the small groups identify and rank the five (or three) most interesting idioms. Next, students can compose a justification to support their rankings and present their rankings to the class.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

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