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Proverbs

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Violeta Pietronico

on 23 February 2017

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Transcript of Proverbs

A proverb is a short saying that typically states a piece of truth or advice.
What is a Proverb?
Interpreting Proverbs
"One rotten apple spoils the barrel."

1) Create an image of this in your head. What does it look like?

2) Based on this image, what is the literal meaning of this proverb?

3) If we know that a proverb states a piece of truth or advice, what "truth" or "advice" might we get out of this proverb?

4) When (or how) might we
encounter this proverb in life?
Your Turn!
Divide yourselves into groups of 4
We will come around and give your group a proverb to work with, along with a blank piece of paper
Interpret your proverbs literally, and then on a deeper level- just like we did before!
What "truth" or "advice" are you getting out of your proverb?
When (or how) might you encounter this proverb in life?
On your blank piece of paper, draw a picture of your proverb's message!
Common Examples
"Don't count your chickens before they hatch."

Understanding Proverbs

"Laughter is the best medicine."
"The grass is always greener on the other side."
What are some proverbs that you know? Have they ever helped you in life?
After you finish, we will discuss!
"Fun With Figurative Language":
• “A watched pot never boils.”
• “Birds of a feather flock together.”
• “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.”
• “People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.”
• “The pen is mightier than the sword.”
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