5.LA.5b Recognize and explain common idioms, sayings, and proverbs.

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Understanding expressions is a part of language acquisition. By adding them as part of their linguistic repertoire, students demonstrate that they can understand things literally and non-literally. These are important critical thinking skills that enable students to go beyond the common meaning of things.

During the lesson, the student will be able to: 

  • Determine the literal and non-literal meaning of idioms
  • Recognize and explain proverbs
  • Interpret famous sayings
  • Classify idioms, sayings and proverbs

This lesson’s content is of high educational quality. It is designed with a model of a conceptualization, definitions, examples, practice exercises and test with different levels of complexity. In addition, it includes rubrics for an objective evaluation.


12 items in example section

31 items in exercise practice

31 items in test

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