This website lists proverbs via repeated sounds making it useful for pronunciation practice.
- If your class struggles with the sound a "J" makes try: Every Jack has his Jill.
- Don't teach more than 5 a day (I'm going to break that rule later, but it is a great rule of thumb)
- In this exercise students become the "experts" on one proverb and go around explaining it to classmates. At the end they take a quick quiz to see how many proverbs they understood.
- Not on their own, but many proverbs are based on a story. Telling a short story and ending with a proverb makes this a great activity.
- There are multiple ways to use a song, just try to steer clear of clozes if you have already done one that month.
Essentially it gives funny endings to proverbs, so I thought, "my students could do that."
This packet contains: The first part of 20 proverbs for students to try and finish. 20 funny endings given by other students. It has opportunities for pair and group work in finding their favorite proverb, a matching section where they can match the start of the proverb with the real ending, 6 different homework assignments (I like to let them choose which one they want).
For upper level students who are practicing writing I also included my essay prompt, essay outline, sample outline, and sample essay all on proverbs.
The packet is available for free on Teachers Pay Teachers. If you don't already have a membership it is FREE just sign up here.
I'd love to know more about how you use proverbs in class. Do your students like them? Do you?