Aphorisms from Ben Franklin’s Poor Richard’s Almanac

What do Ben Franklin's aphorisms mean to you? Entice young writers to tap into their creativity by choosing from a selection of aphorisms and explaining them in their own words, complete with evidence.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Bring a copy of Ben Franklin’s Poor Richard’s Almanac into the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Does not come with an answer key; however, all answers and responses will vary
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information

  • Simple and straight to the point
  • Prompts learners to think creatively when explaining Franklin's aphorisms
  • Comes with a list of aphorisms