Proverbs and Adages Worksheets

Proverbs and adages are sayings that tell a truth or give advice, such as “Haste makes waste.” The sayings become so iconic and common that adults forget that students might not know what they mean. They also encourage students to look past the surface meaning and look for a deeper meaning. Below are our proverbs and adages worksheets. To view the details or to download a printable file, click on the title. You may use them for free at home or in the classroom.

Animal Proverbs and Adages

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Each proverb or adage is missing the animal that completes it. Students write the missing animal name to complete the proverb or adage.

Grade Levels:
4th and 5th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/s):
L.4.5.B, L.5.5.B

Finish the Proverbs and Adages

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In this activity, students write the missing part of the proverb or adage to complete it.

Grade Levels:
4th and 5th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/s):
L.4.5.B, L.5.5.B

Proverbs and Adages Match

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In this 4th adn 5th grade activity, students match the meaning to the proverb or adage

Grade Levels:
4th and 5th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/s):
L.4.5.B, L.5.5.B

Proverbs and Adages: What Do They Mean?

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Students use their own words and write what they think each proverb or adage means.

Grade Levels:
4th and 5th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/s):
L.4.5.B, L.5.5.B

Proverbs and Adages: What’s the Meaning?

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Students use their own words and write what they think each proverb or adage means.

Grade Levels:
4th and 5th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/s):
L.4.5.B, L.5.5.B