Following are some examples of adverb lesson plans for elementary school. These will introduce adverbs, explain what kind of words they modify, and the different ways they modify words. The main objective is that the students will be able to identify adverbs.
In this lesson, adverbs will be introduced and their function will be examined. The students will be able to identify adverbs and demonstrate their function.
Write each of the following sentences on the board. Read each one aloud and underline the adverbs. Tell the students which word the adverb is modifying and in what way. Then ask the students to think of other words like the adverb in the sentence.
Summarize by going over the four categories of adverbs: how, when, where, and how much.
This practice sheet accompanies the beginner adverb lesson and will show the student understands what an adverb is and what it does.
Instructions: Circle the adverbs in the following sentences. HINT: There are two adverbs in each sentence.
A. These sentences have adverbs which tell HOW something was done.
1. She sang joyfully but he sang sadly.
2. He quickly finished so he could slowly eat his dessert.
B. These sentences have adverbs which tell WHEN something was done.
3. Yesterday I called the store so I could pick up my order today.
4. We can go now or we can go later.
c. These sentences have adverbs which tell WHERE something happened.
5. The bird is flying here and there.
6. Walk forward and sit there.
D. These sentences have adverbs which tell HOW MUCH.
7. He was extremely brave and very smart.
8. She was totally surprised and almost fainted.
ANSWERS: 1. joyfully, sadly, 2. quickly, slowly, 3. yesterday, today, 4. now, later, 5. here, there, 6. forward, there, 7. extremely, very, 8. totally, almost
As a final adverb lesson for elementary school, here is a lesson to review and assess the student’s understanding of adverbs. Go over adverbs and their categories: how, when, where, and how much. Explain that adverbs tell you more about the word they modify.
Write the following four adverbs on the board and have students make up sentences using them: loudly, never, away, and really. Then, have them complete the review sheet.
A. Instructions: Underline the adverb in each sentence and answer each question by filling in the blank.
B. Instructions: Write five sentences using each adverb listed. Don’t forget to capitalize the first word and use the proper end punctuation.