Introduce your class to Proverbs, Idioms and Adages using quotes from Ben Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanac!
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This package includes a 180 slide PowerPoint presentation, AND 9 unique pages of carefully selected quotes from Poor Richard's Alamanac.
I have spent many hours researching Ben Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanac, and have chosen 180 proverbs, idioms, and adages from its pages that would best translate to the school setting.
This Presentation contains 180 slides, one for each day of the year, in a unique 'antique' design. You certainly don't need to use all 180, but you could!
Use as a Bellringer:
Display the quote as students enter the room; they 'interpret' it into modern language in a daily journal.
Use as part of a unit on Proverbs, Idioms, and Adages:
Show several slides in a class, and discuss interpretations with the students.
The slides are arranged so that the ones that are more relevant to younger students' understanding are in the beginning. The presentation can be used at any grade level from higher fourth grade onward.
The presentation needs little introduction and is in a "use right now" format. Just download & it's ready to go!
ALSO INCLUDED are NINE UNIQUE PAGES of quotes. (The quotes on the handouts are the same as those in the presentation, in the same order.)
Call on students to read the quotes and then discuss them. It amazes me in how many of the quotes the students do not understand the 'deeper' meaning. It invokes great discussions.
The Old-English writing is also adds interest to this lesson.
Use as homework:
Send home a sheet of quotes for students to interpret or re-write into modern language. All the quotes are numbered for this purpose.
Use as a fun pantomiming activity:
After we read a sheet of quotes, I like to cut them up into pieces and hand one to each student. Then, they need to "act it out" - without talking - and then call on students to guess which adage they were performing. They love this.
The quotes are in Word format, so if you want to change any or move them around, you can. But they are in a ready-to-go format - just download and print & you're ready to go.