An Adverbs Read Aloud and FREE Activity!

Hello! It's my turn to write today's blog post at Upper Elementary Snapshots, my collaborative blog. I blogged about my experience helping my daughter grasp the concept of adverbs. That blog post features an adverbs anchor chart and free follow-up activity, so I encourage you to take a moment to hop over there and check it out! (At the bottom of this post, you'll find a link that will transport you directly to the blog post containing the anchor chart.)

Before you check it out, though, I have one additional adverbs activity that I want to share with you. When I was researching adverbs, I found this AMAZING picture book that focuses on adjectives and adverbs! I don't know about you, but I love reading picture books to upper elementary students, especially when they help me target a specific skill in an engaging way! (Full disclosure: This blog post contains an Amazon affiliate link.)

The Book Introduction

The book I found is called The Big Problem (and the Squirrel Who Eventually Solved It): Understanding Adjectives and Adverbs by Nancy Loewen.
Use this read aloud to teach your students about adverbs and how they are used in sentences! This blog post contains an adverbs lesson idea and free printables!

It is somewhat hard to see in these photographs, but the author used a red font on every single adjective in the book, and a green font for each adverb.
Use this read aloud to teach your students about adverbs and how they are used in sentences! This blog post contains an adverbs lesson idea and free printables!

Use this read aloud to teach your students about adverbs and how they are used in sentences! This blog post contains an adverbs lesson idea and free printables!


HOW I INTEND TO USE THE BOOK IN A GRAMMAR LESSON!

This book presents the perfect opportunity to help students understand why an adverb is an adverb. The adverbs are already identified, leaving plenty of time to analyze each sentence and determine which word is being modified by each adverb, and how it is modifying the other word.

I recommend printing the two printables (shown below) back-to-back, so that it's on one sheet of paper, and then handing out a sheet to each student. 
Adverbs recording charts! Use these charts along with a read aloud book with plenty of adverbs.

I intend to use the document camera to project the book so that every student can read the pages along with me (silently) as I read them aloud. At the end of each page, identify the adverbs, one at a time, and have your students name the chart to which the adverb belongs. To do this, they must identify which word is being modified by the given adverb, and whether that word is a verb, adjective, or other adverb. If the word is a verb, they must also determine how that adverb is modifying the given verb. 

When you have finished the book, your  students' papers should look like this: 
Use this read aloud to teach your students about adverbs and how they are used in sentences! This blog post contains an adverbs lesson idea and free printables!

Teach your students about adverbs and how they are used in sentences by reading the book The Big Problem by Nancy Loewen. This blog post contains an adverbs lesson idea and free printables!
One of the things I love about this book and activity is that it shows that many adverbs do not end in -ly! Also, students are required to truly analyze the use of each adverb in the sentence! Furthermore, this book can also be used to identify adjectives... but that's another blog post! :)

If you happen to be looking for a few more ready-to-go adverb resources to use in your classroom, feel free to check out my TpT store. The image below shows the materials I created for teaching students about adverbs. If you click on the image, you'll be taken to the bundle in my store. From there, you can also check out each individual adverb resource, as well.



Have a great day!



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Use this read aloud to teach your students about adverbs and how they are used in sentences! This blog post contains an adverbs lesson idea and free printables!

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