Dakota State University
College of Education 
Adverb or Adjective

Name: Danelle Keninger
Grade Level: 6
School: Howard
Date: 4/18/01 
Time:  11:45- 1:15

Background,  Context, and Purpose 
All week students have bee doing various activities with adverbs and adjectives.  They have diagramed sentences and wrote sentences with adverbs.  In the class we will discussed the difference between adverbs and adjectives.

esson Goal(s)

(curriculum/standards based) 

Lesson Objectives
(measurable performance)

  1. Students will use past knowledge about adverbs and adjectives to complete today’s assignment.
  2. Students will cooperate and follow instructions for today’s lesson.
  3. Students will use their listening skills to listen to the directions for today’s lesson.
  4. Students will be able to correctly identify a adjective and an adverb in a sentence contain both an adverb and an adjective.

Materials Needed:
English textbook
English Workbook

A.  The Lesson 

1.  Introduction  (getting attention,  relating to past experience and/or knowledge, creating a need to know, sharing objective, in general terms)

Review with the students what a noun, verb, adjective, and adverb are.  Remind students that adjectives modify nouns and give and example.  Then explain that adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, and adverbs.  Ask the class for and example.  Ask the class how using adverbs and adjectives in their writing will make them a better writer.  Explain to the class what they will be doing in today’s lesson and what is expected of the students. 

2.  Methods (include adaptations and extensions for different needs of learners)    

Adaptions for different needs of learners

For students with learning needs they will be provided an aid.  Students with disabilities may have a shorter assignment, have highlighted text or bigger font

 Closure (providing students with opportunities to reflect and express what they are learning) 

Review with the class what they learned, remind the class that an adjective modifies a noun and a noun is a person, place or thing.  Remind the students that adverbs modify verbs, adverbs, or adjectives. 

Assessments (in introduction, lesson development, or summative assessment)

C. Extensions and Adaptations

(ideas for enrichment and adaptations) 

Students may complete book p 364 for extra credit.  Later on the class may write a poem or short story using adverbs and adjectives.  They may write a riddle using adjectives and adverbs.  Students may go to http://www.funbrain.com and complete either grammar gorillas or wacky tales.

D.  Resources
(a bibliography listing works which might be consulted for additional information)

Howard 6th grade English Text

I thought this lesson worked well, it was an excellent review of noun, verb, adverb, and adjective.  I may have incorporated technology into this lesson or have the students work in small groups.