Following are some fourth grade adverb lessons. These will introduce adverbs and have independent activities for the students. The students will learn that adverbs modify verbs, adverbs, and adjectives. They will also understand that adverbs tell how, when, where, and to what extent.
The first lesson will be a review of adverbs and their function. It will start with a board activity and end with a worksheet for individual practice.
The board activity will entail sorting adverbs into categories and explaining in what ways they modify words. Explain that adverbs change or add to the meaning of verbs, other adverbs, and adjectives.
Make four columns on the board with these headings: When, Where, How, To What Extent.
Sort these adverbs into the four columns on the board: tomorrow, there, lazily, too, outside, secretly, yesterday, extremely, soon, somewhat, carefully, close, now, much, forward, slowly.
Next, write these four sentences on the board. Have the class identify the adverb and tell what category it is from.
On this sheet the student will sort adverbs according to category and write sentences with adverbs.
Sort these adverbs into their categories.
HINT: There will be five words for each category: loudly, once, locally, really, lately, totally, downstairs, patiently, cheerfully, above, never, rather, very, up, early, quickly, away, recently, almost, gracefully
Add one adverb to each sentence from the adverb list that satisfies the condition listed.
Write five sentences using the adverbs from the list. There must be at least one sentence for each category: how, when, where, and to what extent.
Answers to Section One
Here is a lesson that lets the students practice what they have learned. They will demonstrate their understanding of adverbs by identifying them and the word or words they modify.
Write these sentences on the board and have the students identify the adverb and tell what word it modifies:
Here is a review sheet for the students to complete.
Instructions: In each sentence, circle the adverb and underline the word it modifies.
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