Starting in grade 4, students start to expand their figurative language learning. Having practices similes and metaphors, they now move onto learning about proverbs and idioms.
What’s a proverb?
A proverb is a brief popular saying that gives advice about how people should live or that expresses a belief that is generally thought to be true.
If you play with fire, you’ll get burned.
Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.
What’s an idiom?
An idiom is a phrase or expression whose meaning cannot be determined from the literal meanings of the words it is made up of.
Cross that bridge when you come to it. (Meaning: deal with a problem if and when it arises.)
You can’t judge a book by its cover. (Meaning: you should not judge the worth or value of something by its outward appearance alone.)
Grade 4 proverbs and idioms worksheets
In our grade 4 vocabulary section, we have two sets of worksheets for students to practice proverbs and idioms.
These worksheets have students read a sentence and indicate if the sentence is a proverb or an idiom.
With the help of a word bank, students complete the proverbs in these worksheets.
Grade 5 proverbs and idioms worksheets
Students mark each sentence as a proverb or an idiom in these grade 5 worksheets.
Students work on completing grade-level proverb sentences, using a word bank.