ADVERBS

 

Objectives:

 

·        To become familiar with the rules that govern the use of adverbs in well-written sentences

·        To develop basic skills in the use of adverbs in sentences

 

Outcome:

 

·        To correctly recognize properly applied adverbs in pre-written sentences

 

Warm-Up:

 

Adverbs are also words we use every day in ordinary speech.  In this exercise, you will see that adverbs can describe verbs by telling how or when something happened.  Go to http://www.edhelper.com/language/adverbs3641.html and print out the adverb exercise.  Choose a word from the list that makes sense in each   blank, and you will have used adverbs correctly.   

 

New Instruction:

 

Go to http://eslus.com/LESSONS/GRAMMAR/POS/pos5.htm to become familiar with adverbs and their usage.  When you feel ready, take the pop quiz that follows the information.  Immediate feedback is provided.  Goal:  at least 8 out of 10 correct.

 

Feedback and Review:

 

Adverbs are words that describe or give more information about verbs, adjectives or other adverbs.  They tell such things as when, how, and how often something happens.  Adverbs are often easy to identify because most, but not all of them end in –ly.  Exceptions include words like lovely and ugly, which are adjectives because they describe nouns.     

 

Transfer of Knowledge or Skills:

 

Go to http://a4esl.org/q/h/lb/Adjadv.html for a self-study quiz on adjective/adverb usage.  Immediate feedback is provided.  In addition to simply choosing the correct word, ask yourself if the answer is an adjective or an adverb, and which word it is describing.  Remember:  adjectives can describe only nouns.

 

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