Proverbs and Adages: What Do They Mean?

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You shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but feel free to find the silver lining in a worksheet about common proverbs and adages. Learners read six popular adages and write their literal definitions on the lines provided.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • A great warm-up assignment in a figurative language unit
  • Have kids list other idioms or expressions that they know
  • Encourage kids to draw each idiom, comparing both the figurative and literal meanings
Pros

  • Provides an answer key for easy assessment
  • Encourages kids to think critically about expressions they may or may not have heard before
Cons

  • Some of the expressions are written differently than kids might recognize them (beggers can't be choosey)
  • Worksheet is in color; printing in black-and-white might make some parts hard to see
Common Core