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Proverbs: Contemporary Proverbs

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Proverbs: Contemporary Proverbs

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

John Paul Walter

John Paul Walter

Washington, Washington DC


National Council of Teachers of English


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The Magic of Three: Techniques for the Writer's Craft

Students learn to use tricolons—a writer's technique of putting words and phrases into groups of threes—to add rhythm and power to their writing.


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Grades   3 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  December 28

Poor Richard's Almanack was first published in 1733.

Students explore some of the proverbs taken from Poor Richard's Almanack, give their impressions or someone who would write these statements, and choose one saying to paraphrase.


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