So far this week, I’ve shared how you can teach nouns, verbs, and adjectives with picture books. Today, let’s move on to adverbs. An adverb is another describing word. Adverbs, however, do not describe nouns. Adverbs describe verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. One hint for identifying adverbs is that many of them end in “-ly.” Friendly, warmly, quickly, and angrily are all adverbs.
Teaching Adverbs with Picture Books
As with the other parts of speech I’ve covered so far, Ruth Heller and Brian P. Cleary have picture books that teach adverbs. Dearly, Nearly, Insincerely is a great book to start with. The rhyming text and cartoon illustrations will keep kids engaged from beginning to end. From there, introduce students to Lazily, Crazily, Just Plain Nasally which goes one step further by color-coding adverbs to show what they describe (when, how often, where, etc.) Older students may enjoy Up, Up, and Away which covers superlatives, double negatives, and more.
Students may also enjoy:
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What is your favorite resource for teaching adverbs to your kiddos?