Introduction to Adverb lessons
Welcome every one to my English Adverbs world. We will learn alot of interesting information about the adverbs.
We will learn about what is an adverb. we will also learn
about how to form the adverb and we will learn also about the different kinds of adverbs that are used in English as well as the position of the adverbs. The first thing we need to know what is an adverb.
The adverbs are defined as: words or group of words which tell time, place, frequency or manner.
- I ate my lunch yesterday.
- She went there.
- She sings beautifully.
- He can run fast.
The aims of these lessons are to clarify the meaning and the correct usage of the English Adverbs.
Three lessons will be introduced in this class.
- In the first lesson the learners will be introduced how to form the Adverbs.
- In the second lesson they will learn about different kinds of Adverbs. Each kind of Adverb is provided with examples to clarify how to use each kind.
- In the third lesson the learners will learn about the position of Adverbs in the sentence. As well as learning about the frequency Adverbs, which are, commonly used in English.
These lessons are designed for secondary school students aged between 13 to 15 years old. The present lessons are suitable for educational levels between Form-1 to Form-3.
After studying the lessons, the learners are asked to practice some activities to strengthen the correct use of adverbs. There will be varieties of activities.
- In Lesson 1 there will be two activities. The first activity is forming Adverbs from adjectives. This activity consists of 11 parts. The second one is identifying the adverbs in 6 different statements.
- In Lesson 2 there will be an activity to write a sentence for each of the 7 given words.
- In Lesson 3 there will an activity to fill in the blank with a suitable Adverb. (Choose from the box). 10 blanks to be filled using the given 10 adverbs in the box.
The learners will be asked to answer questions in the quizzes section to reflect their understanding the lessons. Different questions varying in the levels are provided in the quizzes section.
- In Lesson 1 there will be two quizzes.
- Quiz 1 asked to recognize the highlighted words, whether they are Adverbs or Adjectives in 10 different sentences.
- Quiz 2 testing the learners’ ability to pick out the adverbs in 8 different statements.
- In Lesson 2 there will be two quizzes.
- The first Quiz is identifying the kind of the highlighted Adverbs in 9 different statements.
- In the second one the learners will be asked to do matching.
- In Lesson 3 there will be two quizzes.
The first quiz is matching the items on the left to the items on the right.
The second quiz, the learners are asked to write true or false for the sentences given.
The learners are able to check their answers from the check answer page. This gives the student feedback on how much they learn and wherez are the weaknesses.
In order to make learning Adverbs fun and interesting the multimedia based teaching will be used. The learners can click on watch the movie given at the end of each lesson. This will strengthen the learner’s motivation to learn.The multimedia elements will be provided in each lesson. This can make learning more fun and more attractive for the learners.
The best way to teach adverbs is to make it interesting and fun. When your students are enjoying an activity and learning about adverbs it is easier to understand the topic.
In order to get an idea of how much your students, as a whole, already know about adverbs, give them a pretest to assess their knowledge. This test can be multiple choice, true/false, or even a typed paragraph where the students have to underline and label the adverbs that they see. This will give you direction on what kind of lessons would benefit the majority of your students
As a suggestion to how to teach the Adverb to the students you can pick a willing volunteer (or volunteers) to come to the front of the class. Show them adverb and ask them to act it out for the class. Allow the class to guess the action being performed; once a classmate has guessed the verb, write the verb on the board. Next, show the acting student(s) an adverb qualifying question (flashcards provided with how, when, where, etc…). Have the student(s) then act out the verb in a new way that the adverb card dictates.For instance, the actor may have demonstrated the verb, swim. The adverb qualifying question might be (HOW), so the actor swims frantically. The seated students then must guess the adverb based on the actor’s performance. As the adverbs are guessed correctly, write those on the board next to the verb. The student who guesses the adverb may be the next to perform or may select someone else to perform.
Once you have gone through this introductory exercise, ask the students what they think an adverb’s function is in a sentence? Which questions do adverbs answer
Why is it important to include them in one’s writing?
Once you’ve discussed their function, it’s a good time to put the student guide on the over head to walk through the questions they answer and their classifications.