Adverb

Material Description:

Symbol for the adverb, smaller orange circle and other symbols, grammar box 6 and filler box 6a.

Method:

Oral Introduction

Ask the child to perform a verb and then modify the action with the adverb, for instance ask both children to ‘walk…quickly..slowly’ and then comment on other differences in the way they walked.

Activity

In the same way as the verb and preposition

For example, ‘Walk slowly to the window’ and ‘Walk rapidly to the window’

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Symbols

The symbols are placed over the cards, ‘We use an orange circle to represent the adverb’.

Put back the objects, cards and symbols before repeating with all of the Long Cards.

Name Lesson

Remove the cards which name the parts of speech from the Grammar box, revealing the preposition last.

After working through all the cards, say, ‘Do you remember how we talked about the articles, nouns and adjectives and verbs? Today we have used a very interesting part of speech like slowly, rapidly, happily, sadly called the adverb, it changes how the verb is done.’ Ask the children to identify prepositions, from the sets of cards, for any prepositions they can think of, for verbs adjectives, nouns and articles and to describe the parts of speech.

After the lesson:

The children continue to work with the filler boxes for some time.

Transposition

Transposition is important with the preposition as it changes the movement of the verb, it can have the same meaning in two places, but it most suitably follows the verb, if it is removed it is possible to carry out an action in any way.

Notes:

Give an oral introduction if the child’s language is poor.

It may be necessary to use the dictionary at this stage.

The children should gain lots of experience before using the printed command cards.

When to give the lesson:

After the preposition grammar box

After the lesson:

The children can write adverb poems

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