Adverbs (Grades 4-6)

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Our Adverbs (Grades 4-6) Lesson Plan introduces students to the concept of adverbs and prepares them to define an adverb, identify adverbs in sentences, and use adverbs when writing a story.  This lesson both develops reading comprehension and written expression as students generalize understanding of how adverbs enhance the visual imagery of a story.

Adverbs (Grades 4-6) Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about adverbs
  • In class Activity about what happens when adverbs are eliminated from a story.
  • Adverbs Practice Worksheet
  • Adverbs Homework Assignment
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Description

Our Adverbs (Grades 4-6) Lesson Plan introduces students to the concept of adverbs and prepares them to define an adverb, identify adverbs in sentences, and use adverbs when writing a story.  This lesson both develops reading comprehension and written expression as students generalize understanding of how adverbs enhance the visual imagery of a story.

Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Resources Snippet:

  1. To open lesson, read adverbs randomly from an Adverb List from one of the resources above. As you are reading the words, ask students what each of the words have in common. Be sure to mix up the -ly words and other words.
  2. Allow for responses and discussion as you are reading the words.
  3. If no one guesses, give a hint to the students telling them they are somewhat like ads, telling people about something.
  4. A second hint could include they are one of the parts of speech.
  5. Introduce the term “Adverb” to the students. Stress to students it is used with more than just verbs.
  6. Distribute the Adverbs content pages. Read and review the information in class, focus on the Who, Where, How, but also the chart on the second page for examples.
  7. Answer any questions and give other verbal examples for students to identify the adverb in the sentence.
  8. Distribute the Activity page. Review the instructions.
  9. Distribute the excerpt to each student. Allow sufficient time before they exchange papers.
  10. Remind students to answer the questions on the page. (9, 10, 11)

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Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.1

Class Sessions (45 minutes): At least 2 class sessions

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Additional information

Grade Level

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

Subject

Language Arts