This starts with a fun activity where students make up the end to well known proverbs. It is best if they are EFL / ELL or younger learners otherwise their answers will not be nearly as amusing. After a discussion on proverbs students are presented with multiple assignment options. Since my students write a proverb opinion essay I shared that here as well. Students pick a proverb and apply it to real life in an essay.
This is also a great activity if your students are reading Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. The book references many African proverbs and if students are wary of proverbs overall then they'll find this helpful
This packet includes:
-Predicting the end of proverbs (fun for ELLs!)
-Matching proverb beginnings to their endings
-A proverb homework sheet letting students choose from SIX different assignments.
-Teachers Notes / Answers
-An Essay Writing Assignment
-A Topic Sheet (students submit this)
-An Outline (students submit this)
-A Sample Outline
-A Sample Proverb Essay (including an MLA Works Cited Page)
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