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.
Grammar is an essential part of the second grade language arts curriculum. This guided lesson teaches second graders how to properly use collective nouns, additonal nouns and verbs, and provides plenty of opportunities to practice these grammar rules in context. For more important practice with nouns and verbs, download and print the grammar worksheets that we suggest alongside this lesson.
Give kids a fun way to practice using parts of speech with this fill-in-the-blank story template! You and your students will be in a fit of giggles as you listen to each other read their completed zoo-inspired stories aloud!
Verbs and adverbs are the action heros of the language arts world. Third graders will be learning how to use these parts of speech this year, and you can support them with this guided lesson. Written by curriculum experts, this lesson provides kids with grammar instruction and plenty of examples of verbs and adverbs. For more printable practice with verbs and adverbs, check out the accompanying worksheets.
Verbs do a lot of the heavy lifting in good writing. Understanding the different kinds of verbs and how they are used enables students to write more compellingly. Students will explore how tenses work and how they must agree with and sometimes work together with other words in the sentence. Students will also learn about adverbs, the "sister" part of speech that enhance, or modify, verbs.
An adverb is a part of speech that modifies, or changes the meaning of, a verb, an adjective, another adverb, a noun phrase, a clause, or even a whole sentence. Teaching kids how to use adverbs properly will give them the tools to jazz up their language. Use our resources below to start building their adverb vocabulary.
Learn More About Adverbs
The definition of an adverb is broad, but it’s helpful to think of it as giving us extra information about the other parts of speech. So while a verb tells us an action, an adverb gives us the character of that action. It often ends in the suffix “-ly” so it’s easy to identify. It expresses manner, place, time, frequency, level of certainty and more.
Some common examples are: carefully, beautifully, angrily, stupidly, loudly, rapidly
Adverbs, or adverbial clauses and phrases, also answer these questions: How? When? Where? Why? To what extent?
Some of the different kinds of adverbs include:
Adverbs of manner describe how something happens.
Example: I ate my sandwich quickly.
Adverbs of time indicate when things happen.
Example: I will clean my room tomorrow.
Adverbs of place describe where the action happened.
Example: I left my book upstairs.
Adverbs of purpose tell us why something happens.
Example: I ate the sandwich because I was hungry.
Adverbs of completeness tells us the extent of the action.
Example: I am almost finished with my homework.
Adverbs of frequency tell us how often something happens.
Example: My sister is always late.
Without adverbs, our language would be lackluster. Having a greater understanding of how they can enhance our sentences will make writing fun for kids. Try our worksheets, activities and games, and watch their imaginations flourish.