Have some fun and build grammar skills with an adverb charades activity.
What is an Adverb? Let’s Find Out!
An adverb is a word that is used to modify verbs, adjectives, clauses, and other adverbs. Many adverbs end in -ly and usually appear next to the word they modify. Students often struggle with identifying and using adverbs in their writing, so we’ve created a fun (and active) game of Adverbs Charades to help them grasp the concept.
This resource includes
- 18 Adverb Cards (color and black & white)
- 18 Verb Cards (color and black & white)
Students will love this combination of acting and grammar practice. Students choose a verb and an adverb to act out without using words. The audience tries to guess the combination. Someone becomes the next performer when they correctly guess! This activity can be used over several days or as a part of speech review before state testing.
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your English Language Arts lessons.
If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts:
🆘 Support Struggling Students
Help students who need help understanding the concepts by
- Providing access to a dictionary or vocabulary list of the meanings of different adverbs in the set.
- Playing the game as a whole group or small group.
- Provide students with an Adverbs anchor chart to use during the activity.
Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource.
Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access.
This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator.
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