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Adjectives and Adverbs
VocabularySpellingCity offers tools for teaching adjectives and adverbs at the elementary, middle, and high school level. Adverbs and adjectives lists, printable worksheets, interactive games, and classroom activities help students of different learning styles meet their learning needs. Using these materials, students come to realize the close language relationship adjectives and adverbs share and become better equipped to use each one properly.
Building a Descriptive Language Vocabulary
VocabularySpellingCity's video lesson on adjectives and adverbs helps your students define and identify these two types of descriptive words. The lesson offers specific examples to help students understand that adjectives can only modify nouns and pronouns, while adverbs can modify verbs, adjectives, and even other adverbs.
Planning Fun Activities for Your Classroom
The games and activities at VocabularySpellingCity give students the opportunity to practice new vocabulary and skills in a way that is fun and supports learning. Have your students try the Parts of Speech Game for practice identifying adverbs, nouns, and adjectives in a sentence. Interactive games like this one provide immediate feedback, which research has shown helps students learn more quickly.
If you are looking for fun and original ideas for classroom activities, take a look at the Enrichment Strategies. For a single-student or partner activity, you'll find a printable worksheet to practice using adjectives and adverbs correctly. For small group descriptive words reinforcement, your students will enjoy the hands-on sorting and grouping activity! The Enrichment Strategy for whole-class simultaneous participation is a game we call Funny Fill-In. Students randomly provide either an adjective or an adverb as you go around the room asking them to give you examples. You then enter those into the blanks on the text we've provided and read it back to the class for an often hilarious story! This exercise underscores the importance of using adjectives and adverbs correctly.
Printing an Online Interactive Game for Offline Practice
Playing games with adjectives and adverbs and the nouns and verbs they modify is a great way to cement new knowledge. Here are just a few of the adjective and adverb activities that are available as free printable worksheets:
Importing Adjectives and Adverbs Lists to Your Account
VocabularySpellingCity provides ready-made lists of adjectives and adverbs. Students can practice the new adjectives and adverbs vocabulary they've learned with the descriptive sentence writing exercise. To align with your classroom curriculum, you can customize our lists by importing them to your account. Once there, add your own curriculum-specific adjectives and adverbs or write personalized sentences for your students. Of course, you can also create your own lists from scratch, featuring precisely the words your students most need to know, when they need to know them.
Meeting the Common Core State Standards for Descriptive Words
Help your students meet the Common Core State Standards with the adjective and adverb worksheets and games on VocabularySpellingCity. From first grade, when students are expected to be able to "use frequently occurring adjectives," to second grade when students must learn to "use adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified," VocabularySpellingCity's games and activities can help. So whether you're teaching adjectives to 2nd graders or teaching adverbs to 5th graders, VocabularySpellingCity's lists of descriptive words, adjective and adverb word games, lessons, and activities help your students meet their academic goals for the year.