Students’ age range: 10-12
Main subject: Language arts and literature
Description: The teacher wants pupils to learn the meaning of adverbs and the different types/ classifications of adverbs. An adverb is a Word that modifies or adds meaning of a verb, an adjective or another adverb.
Adverbs may be divided into different clases. For example:
a) Adverbs of time-which answers when
b) Adverbs of frequency or number-which shows how often
c) Adverbs of place-which shows where
d) Adverbs of manner-which shows how or in what manner.
Our school follows the ministry’s 5E model of lesson planning.
Step 1: Engage: The whole class will sing the adverb song. Discussion will follow-
*What is an adverb?
*How can you identify an adverb?
*Give examples of adverbs.
Step 2: Explore: In groups of 6, pupils will use materials given to write adverbs and sentences. These will be placed into two separate containers. Volunteers will select a paper from each container and act/mime it out. The class will try to guess what action and adverb were being acted out.
Step 3: Explain: Pupils will use chart to explain how adverbs are classified.Pupils will be shown sentences to identify the adverbs and tell which class it belongs to. (Use chart on adverbs to help.)
Step 4: Elaborate: Pupils will be placed into two teams who will compete against each other. Teacher will draw the following table on the chalkboard. Each team will take turn placing adverbs under the correct heading. The winner will be the team who got the most answers correct.
How( adverbs of manner) When( adverbs of time) How often (adverbs of number)
Words: twice, badly, soon, loudly, again, tomorrow, often, quickly, before, lazily, yesterday, outside, backwards, beautifully, far, well, before, now
Step 5: Evaluation:
Differentiation-(Slow learners) Underline the suitable adverb in brackets in each sentence.
1. We will reach our destination (before, soon, then).
2. It (often, seldom, again) rains in the desert.
3. He is (very, too, almost) skilful in his work.
4. We can go (everywhere, there, nowhere) while the storm rages.
Advanced students: Select two adverbs from each heading on the chalkboard (6 in all) and use in sentences.