Students identify the meaning and significance of proverbs. They consider common themes in proverbs across cultures, and create new proverbs that can teach lessons. This is a very interesting lesson!
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The Hidden Feast
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...
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Proverbs and Adages Match
The grass may be greener on the other side, but a worksheet 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 second...
4th - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Discuss the idea of gifts and gift-giving with a lesson 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 talk to...
1st - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable