Lesson Plan of Adverbs

Students’ Learning Outcomes

·         Recognize that an adverb qualifies verb, adjectives and other adverbs.
·         Identify and use simple adverbs of manner and time.

Information for Teachers

·         An adverb can be added to a verb to modify its meaning. Frequently, an adverb states you when, where, how, in what manner, or to what amount and deed is performed.
·         A word or phrase that adjusts the sense of an adjective, verb, or other adverb, articulating manner, place, time, or degree (e.g. softly, here, now, very). Some adverbs, for example sentence adverbs, can also be used to alter whole sentences.
·         Adverbs of time: indicate the time of action it answers the question “when”:
Ø  She will finish it tomorrow.
Ø  Everyone arrived today.
Ø  Gusts reached today.
Ø  He has come now.
(Tomorrow, early, today, and now are adverbs of time)
·        Adverbs of manner: shows how the action takes place. It answers the question “how”:
Ø  He drives carelessly.
Ø  Please speak clearly.
Ø  The sun is shining brightly.
Ø  He talks foolishly.
Ø  Do you work carefully?
(Foolishly and carefully indicate the manner of the action).
·         Adverbs of place: answer the question “where?”
Ø  Where are the toys?
(Where is indicate the adverb of place)

Material / Resources

Chalk/marker, duster, board, flashcards

Worm up activity

·         Ask the students, “What do you know about adverb?” (correct them if they don’t give the right answer)
·         Ask them; “how they are usually formed?” answer would be by adding “ly” with the words.
·         Ask them to give some examples (responses should be noted on the board. They may be slowly, quickly, harshly, nicely, roughly, as they have already read about adverbs)


Activity 1

·         Tell them that adverbs can be further divided into adverb of manner, place and time.
·         Explain to them that adverb of manner tells how the action is done. Give them examples:
Ø  They crossed safely.
Ø  Look closely at the picture.
Ø  You have all done the sums correctly.
Ø  The dog jumped up playfully.
·         After that ask them to give you some similar examples:
·         Explain to them that adverb of manner are usually formed by adding “ly” at the end of the adjective.
·         Ask them to write five sentences showing adverbs of manner in their notebooks.
·         Now ask some students to read their sentences for the whole class.

Activity 2

·         Tell them briefly that the adverb of time tells about, when the action took place.
Ø  (For examples:
Ø  I went to the park yesterday. When the action took place “yesterday”
Ø  I am going to market now. When the action is taking place “now”
·         Ask them to use the following adverbs in their sentences:
      (Today, tomorrow, now, soon, yesterday and always)
·         Students will do this work in their notebooks.
·         Ask some students to read their sentences for the whole class.

Activity 3

·         Tell the students about the Adverbs of place that it give the answer of question “where?”

Activity 4

·         Write the following sentences on the board and ask them to underline adverbs of time and adverbs of manner against each sentence.
·         Do the first sentence yourself for their better understanding.
1.       I hurt my knee _______.
2.       Raheela reads  ________.
3.       He comes ____ daily.
4.       The boy works ________.
5.       Wasted time ______ returns.
6.       He called her a few minutes _____.
7.       I never heard this ______.
(Answer key: 1.yesterday, 2. Clearly, 3. Here, 4. Hard,  5.Never,   6.Ago,   7. Before)
·         Students will do this work in their notebooks.
·         Monitor them while they are doing their work and assist them if it is required.

Sum up / Conclusion

·         Ask the following questions from them:
Ø  What does an adverb of time show?
Ø  What does an adverb of manner show?
Ø  What does an adverb of place show?


·         Give them the following adverbs of time and adverbs of manner and ask them to use them in their sentences.
(Tomorrow, yesterday, speedily, next, week, peacefully, differently, freely)
Follow up
·         Ask the students to construct five sentences using adverbs of manner and adverbs of time.
·         Ask them to recognize adverbs of time and adverbs of manner textbook and list them in their notebooks.



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