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Teach Adverbs!

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Written by: Mary Kate Bolinder

Adding adverbs can easily enhance your writing. It clearly expresses the action to the reader. To find out how to teach adverbs in your class today, keep reading!

What is an Adverb?

adverbs anchor chart

An adverb is a word that modifies a verb or an adjective. What does that mean, to “modify?” Simply put, an adverb gives more meaning to a verb, telling how, where, or when the action is happening.

Adjectives often in in -ly, but not always.

Examples of adverbs:

  • Adverbs that tell how: quickly, slowly, sleepily, quietly
  • Adverbs that tell where: ahead, by, here, there, nearby, anywhere
  • Adverbs that tell when: yesterday, today, tomorrow, then, now, tonight

These are just examples of some of the many adverbs in the English language. Challenge your students to add more examples to the list as you learn more about adverbs.

Activities to Teach Adverbs in 2nd Grade

Highlight in Text

Adverbs are everywhere! While reading through the text, have students highlight adverbs. They can record these adverbs in their writing journal, or create sentences of their own using the adverbs they discover.

Adverb Actions

We love activities that get students learning through movement! Try a game of Adverb Actions with the class or in small groups. Choose a verb for the student to act out. Then give them an adverb to change the verb. See if their partners or class can guess the adverb.

Toothy

Students love our Toothy game! Identify the correct adverb, and draw a tooth in Toothy's mouth. This activity is great for small groups and whole class review. There is also a Toothy for comparing adjectives and adverbs.

students practice adverbs with digital toothy

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Grammar Day by Day

A 2nd grade grammar worksheet with 5 days of spiral adverbs practice that can be used as a writing center, small group, and homework.

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Grammar Centers

This 2nd Grade Grammar Center practices identifying whether a word in a sentence is an adverb or an adjective.

an engaging painting themed adverbs center for 2nd graders

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Videos and Songs About Adverbs

Adjectives and Adverbs by BrainPop Jr.

Brain Pop videos always do a great job of explaining new concepts in a fun and easy-to-understand way. Check out this video about the differences between adjectives and adverbs.

The Adverb Song by MC Grammar

This song will easily get stuck in your head as you learn about different adverbs.

Now that you've read this post, you will be able to accurately teach adverbs to your students! Still in need of more resources for your grammar lessons? Luckily, we've got you covered. Visit our All Access membership to find everything you need to make planning a breeze.


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