Understanding Idioms, Sayings, and Proverbs


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

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This lesson contains information about idioms, sayings, and proverbs as a way of figurative language and a variation in word meanings.

During the lesson, the student will be able to: 

  • identify idioms, sayings and proverbs correctly;  
  • analyze and explain the meaning of idioms, sayings and proverbs; 
  • research, use and explain different idioms, sayings and proverbs from other countries;
  • create a poem using 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.


14 items in example section

44 items in exercise practice

32 items in test

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