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Proverbs: An Introduction

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Proverbs: An Introduction

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

John Paul Walter

John Paul Walter

Washington, Washington DC

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

Calendar Activities

Activities & Projects

 

CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

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.

 

Grades   2 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  February 19

The Chinese New Year starts today.

Today is the first day of the New Year on the Chinese lunar calendar.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  March 15

Beware the Ides of March!

Students discuss and categorize superstitions, define a superstition, and compare the similarities and difference between proverbs and superstitions.

 

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ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS

Grades   7 – 12  |  Activity & Project

It’s Raining Cats and Dogs! Make a Children’s Book about the Weather

Kids learn about weather sayings throughout history while writing and illustrating a book for younger children.

 

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