Parts of Speech ~ Adverbs


Are you looking for some adverb activities? Check out the anchor chart below. Then follow the links to printables, games, and more. Be sure to download the mini posters. They make a terrific classroom display. My students especially love Schoolhouse Rock. You’ll hear students humming  “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here.” Also, BrainPop – offers a great explanation of adverbs. Be sure students take the quiz that accompanies their mini-lesson. Finally, check out the picture books that cover adverbs. Many of these have been recorded as YouTube videos.

Teaching Video with Organizer

This video is a great overview of several rules about adverbs. It includes definitions and examples for the following:

  • types  How, When, Where, To What Extent
  • turning adjectives into adverbs
  • irregular 
  • comparative and superlative forms

The lesson pairs with a provided graphic organizer. Students listen to the first part of the video to hear the definition. When instructed to do so, students pause the video and complete their organizers. Finally, students watch the remainder of the video to check their answers. 

This button takes you to the post handout. For your convenience, the handout includes everything from the post. You will find the printable organizer as well as a link to the Google Slide version. The handout also includes the posters and teaching ideas plus links to activities mentioned in this post.

More Adverb Activities


Adverbs Posters

This set of mini-posters may be displayed in the classroom during the lesson. The word lists are great references for students.


The Teaching Ideas website also offers adverb posters and banners for the classroom. Check them out here.

Online Activities that Help Students Learn about Adverbs

Adverb Activities

These links take you to online games and lessons about adverbs.

Here are a few links to help you find lessons and practice pages:

Picture Books 

Using Picture Books to Help Teach  about Adverbs
  • Up, Up and Away A Book about Adverbs by Ruth Heller
  • If you Were an Adverb by Michael Dahl
  • Suddenly Alligator: Adventures in Adverbs by Rick Walton
  • The Maestro Plays by Bill Martin Jr
  • Grammar Tales: Adverbs: Tillie’s Tuba by Maria Fleming
  • Lazily, Crazily Just a Bit Nasally: More about Adverbs by Brian P. Cleary
  • Dearly, Nearly, Insincerely: What is an Adverb by Brian P. Cleary

Adverb Anchor Chart

Adverb Anchor Chart

Anchor charts are a great reference guide for students. At a glance, students can check the rules. Just by having a variety of anchor charts that change often, students absorb a world of knowledge.

If you missed the link to the handouts, here it is again.

Gay Miller

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