ELA Presentation on Adverbs


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ELA Presentation on Adverbs

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