Lesson Plan

Adverb Basics

Adverbs—they're anything but basic! Introduce your students to a misunderstood part of speech with this adverb lesson plan. Students will learn to identify the different ways adverbs are used before writing their own descriptive sentences.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify and use adverbs as modifiers to express time, place, manner, degree, and frequency.


(5 minutes)
  • Write a sentence on the board with no modifiers (e.g. The kid walks.)
  • Ask a student to come act out the sentence.
  • Add an adverb to the sentence (e.g. The kid walks quickly), and have the student act it out again.
  • Change the adverb and, once more, have the student act it out.
  • Underline the adverb in the sentence and label it as an adverb.
  • Tell students that today we are going to learn about adverbs.