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This is a set of thirty task cards that provide students with various types of practice identifying and understanding the meanings of proverbs or adages. The proverbs, or adages, are presented in sentences or paragraphs to provide context. With these cards, students work with proverbs, or adages, to complete the following activities:
Fill in the missing word
Draw the literal meaning
Identify and define the proverb
Proverbs in fables
Proverbs as metaphors
Match proverbs to their meanings
Write the fable
Understand the concept of “proverb or adage”
The cards are a large half-page size - perfect for individual or group work, review activities, class games like Scoot or Footloose, or quick assessments.
Also included is a copy of three Aesop's fables for use with the "proverbs in fables" cards. And, as an easy reference for teachers, there is a list of proverbs,or adages, with their meanings.
Teaching kids to understand proverbs and adages supports several Reading standards especially the Reading: Literature standards that involve making inferences.
Also see see more sets of task cards here.
From Classroom in the Middle