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Pre-AP Strategies for Spanish Literature

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Take a break from vocabulary development and have your Spanish scholars immerse themselves in Spanish culture. What are common Spanish proverbs? In short sessions over the course of a few weeks, the class will learn about different...
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Lesson Plan on China

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Scholars ponder the beliefs of Confucianism. After reading several sayings made by Confucius, participants complete a chart filling in what each saying means using their own words. Using the same quotes split in half, pairs match...
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The Wind and the Sun

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
How powerful is kindness? Aesop's 133-word fable "The Wind and the Sun" is about a bet that is won by kindness between the wind and the sun to see who can make a traveler take off his jacket. Following the reading that is part of a...
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Preparing to Read the Anchor Text

For Teachers 7th Standards
A journal reflection on the Japanese epigraph, "Fall seven times, stand up eight" from Ben Mikaelson's Touching Spirit Bear launches a study of how authors use literary devices like the epigraph and flashbacks develop their themes and to...
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Ben Franklin Aphorisms

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Is a pretend friend worse than an open foe? What benefits come to those who help themselves? Take a look at some of Benjamin Franklin's famous aphorisms, which advise readers to conduct themselves properly throughout the day. Pupils...
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Ben Franklin Aphorisms

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Benjamin Franklin's famous aphorisms are a perfect time capsule of colonist values in the mid-18th century, as well as a clever reminder of the way life still works today. Middle and high schoolers select one aphorism to interpret...
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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 4: Proverbs

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
"Eneke the bird says since men have learnt to shoot without missing, he has learnt to fly without perching." As part of their study of Things Fall Apart, class members read Paul Hernadi and Francis Steen's essay, "The Tropical Landscapes...
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Irish Proverbs

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Add a literary twist to your St. Patrick's day celebration with a worksheet that asks kids to explain what they think the Irish proverbs on this worksheet mean.
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The Hidden Feast

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
What is a proverb? This is the leading question of this resource. First, explore proverbs and their meanings. Then, read aloud The Hidden Feast: A Folktale from the American South by Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss and partake in a grand...
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Priceless Gifts

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
Discuss the idea of gifts and gift-giving with a lesson plan on Priceless Gifts by Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss. As you read the story to your class, learners answer reading comprehension questions, talk about common proverbs, and...
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Anansi Goes To Lunch - First Grade

For Teachers 1st Standards
Greed is the theme of this collection of multidisciplinary activities. As a class, read The West African folktale, Anansi Goes to Lunch by Bobby Norfolk, and take part in a grand discussion about it's plot and theme. Reinforce the theme...
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Ready to Research Owls

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Researching facts about owls can be a hoot for your class. Let them wisely collaborate on this writing project. The resource is the second part of three parts. It is best to use all three lessons in order. 
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Proverbs and Adages: What’s the Meaning?

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Your kids have probably heard these idioms before, but do they know what they mean? Help them learn that haste makes waste, an ill wind blows no good, and that ignorance is bliss with a list of popular expressions.
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Proverbs and Adages: What Do They Mean?

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
You shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but feel free to find the silver lining in a learning exercise about common proverbs and adages. Learners read six popular adages and write their literal definitions on the lines provided.
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Finish the Proverbs and Adages

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
How many common idioms do you know? Test your knowledge with a set of ten phrases to complete. The idioms range in difficulty level, making it a good challenge for even advanced readers.
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Animal Proverbs and Adages

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
What will play when the cat's away? Practice figurative language with a list of proverbs about animals. Kids use the word bank at the top of the page to fill in the blanks based on their knowledge of common phrases.
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Proverbs and Adages Match

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
The grass may be greener on the other side, but a learning exercise about proverbs and adages is sure to help readers of all levels master figurative language. Kids match the idioms in the first column to their literal meanings in the...
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The Clever Monkey Rides Again

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
Use a West African folktale to practice several different skills in your first grade classroom. Learners read The Clever Monkey Rides Again and focus on rhyming words, reading comprehension, measurement, art, movement, and word order.
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Comparisons: Well-Known Sayings

For Students 3rd - 5th
How familiar is your class with basic idioms? Eight idioms and their explanations are listed here, and learners must match each explanation with the correct idiom. Looking for a way to extend this activity? Have your learners choose one...
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Proverb Test

For Students 7th - 9th
Use this entertaining activity in your class after a lesson on proverbs or as a fun activity after a test. Students read each question and think of the proverb or expression that best fits the description. Have them work in teams or time...
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Comparing Proverbs

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Read and compare and contrast a variety of African and American proverbs. They conduct an interview with family members to develop a list of proverbs, conduct Internet research to gather African proverbs, and create pictures and...
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Simulated Colonial School : US History, Proverbs

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Fourth, fifth, and sixth graders read about, appreciate, and have a clear understanding of what colonial schools were like. They make comparisons of colonial schooling and current schooling through a Venn diagram graphic organizer and...
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Illustrating Proverbs

For Students 3rd - 5th
Explore some of the lesser-known proverbs from around the world. Here is a two-page worksheet with four Malay proverbs listed. For each proverb, the pupil must describe its lesson, think of any similar proverbs, and illustrate the...
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Weather Proverbs

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Define and write proverbs! Learners define proverbs, use the Internet to find weather-related proverbs, and talk with their parents to learn other proverbs. There's a well-structured worksheet included here.