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Native American Proverbs – KS2 Inference, Writing and Display Resource Pack

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The Native American proverbs in this pack can be used to add authenticity when children in Key Stage 2 plan and write stories with historical settings. They can also be used for inference and comprehension activities, and for display.

This primary resource pack includes:

  • Native American proverb cards
    These cards can be printed out and cut up, so that they can be shared amongst pupils in a group. Also included are larger versions of the proverbs so that they can be used for display. Children could discuss the meaning of these proverbs.
  • Native American proverb meaning
    These meaning cards can be matched up to the appropriate proverb. The definitions are available in a small size for sharing at tables and also as a larger version, for display.
  • Native American proverb answer sheet
    This sheet presents all the Native American proverbs with their explanations.
  • Native American proverb worksheets
    Here, the proverbs are presented on worksheets with space for children to record what they think each one might mean.

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Increasing pupils’ familiarity with a wide range of books, including myths, legends and traditional stories, modern fiction, fiction from our literary heritage, and books from other cultures and traditions.

Discussing understanding and exploring the meaning of words in context.

Drawing inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence.

Summarising the main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas.

Pupils should explain and discuss their understanding of what they have read, providing reasoned justifications for their views.

All pupils must be encouraged to read widely across both fiction and non-fiction to develop their knowledge of themselves and the world in which they live, to establish an appreciation and love of reading, and to gain knowledge across the curriculum

  • teacher notes
  • Native American proverb cards - small and large
  • Native American proverb meaning cards - small and large
  • Native American proverb inference worksheets
  • Native American proverb answer sheet - this presents the proverbs with their explanation for the teacher's use.
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