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Adages, Proverbs, and Idioms

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Adages, Proverbs, and Idioms
What is a proverb?

A proverb is a saying that offers advice.
Here are some popular proverbs!
A stitch in time saves nine.

Don't count your chickens before they hatch.
Don't judge a book by its cover.
What do these proverbs mean?
This week we are going to learn about proverbs, idioms, and adages. Follow along and fill out your spirals. You're going to have plenty of opportunities for selfies! Have fun!
A penny saved is a penny earned.
a.  Saving money is as good as earning it.
b.  Save all of your pennies.
c.  Work hard to earn money.
What do you think the proverb means?
A is the answer!
Ben Franklin said “A penny saved is a penny earned”. It means that saving money is as good as earning it.
Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
What does that mean?
Turn and talk to your neighbor about what you think it means!
It means...
Don’t delay doing something that you could do right away.
What is an adage?
An adage is a short saying that expresses a general truth about human nature.

All’s well that ends well.
Birds of a feather flock together.
Here are some popular adages!

What do they mean?
Two heads are better than one.
a.  always think before making a decision
b.  working together is better than working alone
c.  Use your mind to think things through
What does that mean?
B is the answer!
Two people working together is better than working alone!
Better safe than sorry
a.  Always apologize when you’re wrong.
b.  Never do anything dangerous.
c.  You should be cautious. If you’re not, you may regret it.
What does that mean?
C is the answer!
You should be cautious. If you’re not, you may regret it.
What is an idiom?
An idiom is a phrase whose meaning is different from the actual words being used.

When pigs fly!
It’s raining cats and dogs.
That’s a piece of cake
Here are some popular idioms!
What do they mean?
Knock their socks off!
a.  To disappoint others.
b.  To impress others.
c.  Change your socks.
B is the answer!
To impress others

Break a leg!
What does that mean?
It means... Good Luck
Turn and talk to your neighbor about what you think it means!
What do you think writers use idioms,adages, and proverbs?
For a groupie and a selfie......
This week we are going to learn all about the meanings of some popular adages, proverbs, and idioms. If you think of one or use one throughout the day, let me know! That deserves a point!
Today, we are learning about multiplying fractions with whole numbers....
5
X
1
___
5
It looks a bit scary but....
It's a piece of cake
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