Lesson Plan of Adverbs

Lesson Plan of Adverbs

Subject English

Grade V

Students’ Learning Outcomes

·         Identify and use adverbs of manner, times, place and frequency.

Information for Teachers

·         A Verb: a word used to define an action, state, or incidence, and making the main part of the predicate of a sentence, such as hear, become, happen.
·         An adverb: a word that describes or gives more information about a verb, adjective, phrase or other adverbs in sentence. Such as ‘he eat quickly and ‘it was extremely good’. ‘Extremely and quickly are both adverbs.
·         An Adverb:    a word or phrase that transforms or qualifies an adjective, verb, or other adverb or a word group, stating a kith and kin of place, time, situation, style, reason, degree, etc. (e.g., mildly, quite, then, there ).
·         An adverb: An adverb can be auxiliary to a verb to alter its meaning. Commonly, an adverb states you when, where, how, in what manner, or to what amount an action is accomplished.
·         Many adverbs finish in ly (mostly those that are used to prompt how an action is accomplished).
·         Though numerous adverbs finish ly, lots, e.g., fast, never, well, very, most, least, more, less, now, far, and there.
·         An adverb: adverb (noun): a word that changes a verb, an adjective or one more adverb, stating manner, place, time or degree; a word that can change a phrase, clause or sentence.
·         An adverb: tell us more about verbs. They tell us ‘how’, ‘when’, ‘where’, and ‘how often’ something is done.
·         An adverb of time: an adverb of time indicates the time of action. It may answers the question “when”.
·         An adverb of manner: an adverb of manner shows how the action takes place. It answers the question. “How”.
·         An adverb of place: an adverb of place tells where the action takes place. It may answers the question “where”.
·         An adverb of frequency:  an adverb of frequency tells how often the action takes place. It may answer the question “how often”.
·         Adverb of degree: An adverb of degree states us the level or range that somewhat is done or occurs. Words of adverb of degree are nearly, much, nearly, quite, really, so, too, very, etc.
·         Adverb of Purpose/Reason: it pronounces the purpose /reason for the action.
·         Adverb of affirmation: tells whether a report is positive or expresses approval or endorsement such as supposedly, certainly, positively, undoughtably, and yes.
·         Adverb of negation: expresses a negative condition or refusal such as no, not, never.
·         Adverb of quantity: it describe about the count of nouns such as a car, two cars etc.

Material / Resources

Chalk/marker, duster, charts of adverbs, flashcards of adverbs, textbook

Worm up activity

·         Create a mind map.
·         Give students a root sentence and ask them to add adverbs to it.
·         For examples:
·         The root sentence is ‘Ali likes to jog’.
·         With addition of the 4 adverbs it becomes: (Ali likes to jog slowly in Zama park on Sunday morning every week)
·         Give other root sentences to students and ask them to use adverbs of time, place, manner and frequency to them one by one or all in one sentence.

Activity 1

·         Ask students what they think is the function of adverbs, based on the worm up activity.
·         Tell them that adverbs have different kinds but we will discuss.
    Manner                                             Time                                                 Place                               Frequency
·         Draw four columns on the board and ask the students to copy them in their notebooks.
·         Explain that adverbs of manner usually end in “ly”.
·         Through examples clarify their concept of different types of adverbs.
1.       Adverbs of Manner:
o   She writes neatly.
o   She talks loudly.
o   He is sitting quietly.
·         Adverbs of manner answers the question ‘how the action is done’.
2.       Adverb of Time:
o   My friend will come today/tomorrow.
o   I am working now
o   Annie bought a toy yesterday.
·         Adverb of time answers the question when the action takes place.
3.       Adverb of Place:
o   The train will stop here.
o   He is standing outside.
o   I looked for my pen everywhere.
·         Adverb of place answers the question where the action takes place.
4.       Adverb of Frequency:
o   He always speaks the truth.
o   Ali never misses his bus.
o   He will come again.
·         Adverb of frequency answers the question how often somebody does something.

Activity 2

·         Ask the students to write two short paragraphs on these topics, using adverbs of time, place, frequency and manner.
My favorite activity during the day
What I like to see my mother do
What I like to see my father do
Sum up / Conclusion


·         Ask students to sum up what we have learnt today along with the samples of various kinds of adverbs.
·         Ask the students to write five sentences using the following adverbs. It is better if the sentences are connected to each other, for example: they can be written as a paragraph on ‘One day in school’.
·         Use happily, quickly, loudly, here, always, etc.
Follow up
·         Any related task from the textbook must be done as extension/follow up task.
·         Continue to point out adverbs to students in their daily conversation.

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