Proverbs and Adages Task Cards, Barking Dogs - Print and Easel Versions

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Classroom in the Middle
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4th - 7th
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This set of task cards provides 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”

These task cards are designed specifically for middle school and upper elementary kids. The cards are large – two cards per page and have more content per card than many of the smaller task cards – perfect for older kids who can handle more than one quick question per card.

Task cards are great for individual or group work, review activities, class games like Scoot or Footloose, or quick assessments. Included with this set is a list of suggestions for ways to use task cards and a list of suggestions for easy differentiation with task cards.

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.

A blank answer sheet for students to fill in their answers is also included.

Teaching kids to understand proverbs and adages supports several Reading standards especially the Reading: Literature standards that involve making inferences.

The Easel Activity is a digital version that is ready to use with one card per slide. It is ready for student use with answer boxes and directions already in place.

For the Google Slides version, see Proverbs and Adages - Task Cards and Google Slides.

Also see see more sets of reading and language arts task cards here.

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Total Pages
69 pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.


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