Jayson Ramirez What is a Proverb? -Popular sayings that give advice on how to live your life -Show cultural values and physical environment 1) Passed down orally through time 2) Use words in a way that makes them memorable rhyme repetition strong images 3) Uses Metaphors Birds of a feather flock together A stitch in time saves nine Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket 1) The sleeping lobster is carried away in the stream- Peru 2) A monkey never thinks her baby is uglyHaiti 3) The mouth which eats does not talk- Middle East 4) Measure a thousand times and cut onceTurkey Discuss possible meaning of assigned proverbs from the world proverbs handout Discuss life experiences that reflect lessons in assigned proverbs As a group come up with a modern day proverb -Nonverbally communicate assigned Proverb -Start off by communicating number of words (estimating) - Number of syllables- Place fingers on arm to represent - Short word- Thumb & Index together - Warmer- hand to face, like sweating - Colder- shivering Class will be divide in half- 2 groups Each group assigns presenter and selects a random cultural parable Before beginning, presenter will tell the group the proverb’s country of origin At end, each group will share the proverb(s) they selected, the country of origin, and what they thought it meant T or F - Proverbs are generally passed down through written form? Proverbs are popular sayings that reflect advice on how to ____________. Proverbs strongly reflect ____________ values. A metaphor compares two ____________ things by saying one thing is the other.
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