Explain Common Idioms, Adages, Proverbs

With our Explain Common Idioms, Adages, Proverbs lesson plan, students learn about idioms, adages, and proverbs, including how they’re used and why. Students also learn some common idioms, adages, and proverbs during this lesson.

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Our Explain Common Idioms, Adages, Proverbs lesson plan teaches students all about idioms, adages, and proverbs, including what they are and how and why they are used.┬áDuring this lesson, students are asked to work collaboratively with a group to come up with their own idioms based on specific prompts, such as “A parent wants to help a child understand the importance of doing the right thing and not what is popular.” Students are also asked to read statements and choose an idiom, adage, or proverb that would best fit that situation, demonstrating their understanding of what idioms, adages, and proverbs are supposed to convey.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.5.B

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grade-level

5th Grade

subject

Language Arts, Video