Idioms, Adages and Proverbs


In our Idioms, Adages and Proverbs lesson plan, students learn what idioms, adages, and proverbs are, how they are defined, and how to recognize them in writing. Students also practice using each of these in their own writing.


Our Idioms, Adages and Proverbs lesson plan distinguishes the differences between idioms, adages, and proverbs. Students work in teams for a fun and informational charades game in which they act out a different idiom, adage, or expression and their teammates have to guess. Students are also asked to work independently on activities in which they match the idiom, adage, or proverb to its meaning to more directly test their understanding of the phrases.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define, identify, and use idioms, adages, and proverbs correctly.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.5.B, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.5.B, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.4

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Allison C.
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Idioms, Adages and Proverbs lesson plan

I really loved the lesson plan as well as the activities included for the students to do. I thought the lesson was very detailed while providing an excellent foundation to build on with the students.

Christy I.
Lots of fun

My kids really enjoyed this lesson! They had a great time trying to guess what each phrase meant, and after we went through the lesson, we played Pictionary and tried guessing what each person was drawing. Great lesson!

Ann D.
Great lesson!

I used the lesson as a quick review. We have not yet done the charades. That will be a rainy day lesson. Thank you!

Shawndrea T.
Useful for resource

I needed this for a lesson plan on Idioms. This resources helped me to prepare my lesson plan. I plan to use this in my 2nd grade classroom