Idioms, Proverbs, and Adages Task Cards


Total Pages: 14
File Size: 3 MB



Grab these 32 fun task cards to help students identify idioms, proverbs, and adages found in a text. These task cards include context clues that assist students in describing the meaning behind each idiom, proverb, and adage.

Included in download:

  • 3 Classroom posters to display with definitions and examples of idioms, proverbs, and adages
  • Cards 1-3 — students identify the definition of an idiom, proverb, or adage
  • Cards 4-8 — students determine the meaning of the idiom (multiple choice)
  • Cards 9-13 — students determine the meaning of the proverb (multiple choice)
  • Cards 14-18 — students determine the meaning of the adage (multiple choice)
  • Cards 19-22 — students describe the meaning of the idiom in their own words (open ended)
  • Cards 23-26 — students describe the meaning of the proverb in their own words (open ended)
  • Cards 27-30 — students describe the meaning of the adage in their own words (open ended)
  • Cards 31-32 — students research and find popular idioms, proverbs, or adages to write a sentence with and describe its meaning
  • An answer key is included.

This product is aligned to L.4.5b and L.5.5b.

Teaching Tip: Laminate task cards for durability and to use year after year.

Looking for more practice on Idioms, Proverbs, and Adages? These practice sheets compliment this task card activity and can be used anytime during the year!

Falling For Expressions: Idioms, Proverbs & Adages-L.4.5b, L.5.5b


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