This bundle includes 20 "words of wisdom" puzzlers, plus supplementary materials to help students decode figurative language and build and defend their own interpretations of folk proverbs.
Students use decoder keys to uncover the "words of wisdom" in common proverbs (e.g. "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade."), then engage more deeply with the meaning of the metaphors using the included thinking sheet template and/or group discussion prompts.
Use to support understanding of figurative language and metaphors; the content can also tie nicely with SEL / social and emotional learning topics in the middle grades, or as practice asking students to take a stand and justify or refute a position (see included thinking prompts).
The download includes instructor notes, thinking sheet template, discussion prompts, full- and half-page decoder templates, and twenty proverb puzzlers (includes all the puzzlers from proverb puzzler packs 1, 2, 3 and 4).