ELA Presentation on Adverbs

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This is the first of a series of Parts of Speech presentations that will be available to elementary school students.

This is the first of a series of Parts of Speech presentations that will be available to elementary school students.

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  • 1. Grade 6 Grammar “ Learning about Adverbs”
  • 2. “ Aim”
    • To identify and use adverbs within sentences
  • 3. What we are going to learn
    • The Meaning of Adverbs
    • The Use of Adverbs
    • The Comparison of Adverbs
    • The Correct Use of Adverbs
    • Adverb Challenge
  • 4. “ Voyages in English”
    • Textbook - Pages 419 - 432
    • Workbook – Pages 69 - 85
  • 5. Lesson 1 – The Meaning of Adverbs
    • An adverb modifies a verb , an adjective , or another adverb .
    • Ex. – The band marched quickly to the music. (The adverb quickly modifies the verb marched )
    • Ex. – The band played very popular songs.
    • (The adverb very modifies the adjective popular )
  • 6. Lesson 1 – The Meaning of Adverbs
    • Adverbs may indicate time , place , degree , manner , affirmation , or negation .
    • Adverbs of time answer the question when , or how often . They include such words as early , again , usually , and now .
    • Ex. – The game started late because of the rain. Ex. – I sometimes walk along the beach
  • 7. Lesson 1 – The Meaning of Adverbs
    • Adverbs of place answer the question where. They include such words as forward , overhead , above , and away .
    • Ex. – The concert was held outdoors .
    • Ex. – The fans tore the goalpost down .
    • Adverbs of degree answer the question how much or how little. They include such words as very , quite , almost , and merely .
    • Ex. – My latest painting is nearly completed.
    • Ex. – Sue’s garden has barely begun to sprout.
  • 8. Lesson 1 – The Meaning of Adverbs
    • Adverbs of manner answer the question how or in what manner. They include such words as rapidly , easily , well , and thoughtfully . They are the most common of all adverbs.
    • Ex. – Terri walked over the ice cautiously .
    • Ex. – Bob ran toward the bus hurriedly .
    • Adverbs of affirmation and negation tells whether something is true or false .They include such words as yes , no , undoubtedly , and never .
    • Ex. – James is not in my class this year.
    • Ex. – Yes , you swim well.
  • 9. Adverb Challenge
    • In the following chart, arrange the following list of adverbs according to the four different types .
    • There are five adverbs per category. (Four have
    • already been “charted” for you.)
  • 10. Adverb Challenge
    • Here are the five adverbs categories.
    • yesterday really lazily there soon
    • over carefully daily nervously scarcely
    • hurriedly forward here very everywhere
    • almost tomorrow hardly before brilliantly
  • 11. Adverb Challenge almost hurriedly over yesterday Degree (answers to what extent Manner (answers how) Place (answers whee) Time (answers when)