- 10 red verb cards
- 10 pink adverbs
- 3 red verb cards
- 20+ pink adverbs
Exercise 1: Logical Agreement Between the Action and Ways of Doing it
- The child lays the ten verb cards in a column, reading them as she goes along.
- Group lesson: the adverb cards can be passed out to the children.
- If a child is working alone, the adverb cards are randomly placed face up off to the side.
- Who has (or can find) the adverb that goes with ______ (read the first verb).
- The child reads the combination to see if there is logical agreement, i.e. dance gracefully.
- If one adverb is left, rearrange them until all agree logically.
- When the columns are complete, the child reads all of the phrases.
- It is important that the children understand all of the words used.
- If necessary the chld may refer to the dictionary.
- On a different occasion the adverbs may be randomly placed in the column and then read.
- This is for the child's amusement, as well as reinforcing the understanding of logical agreement.
- The child may write the phrases in his journal, copying the cards, or using just one list to compose the other.
Exercise 2: One Action and Many Adverbs
- The child reads the three verbs and lays them in a row.
- The adverbs are distributed to the group.
- In turn each child reads one and matches it to one of the verbs, reading the phraseshe has created.
- It is important to use many diverse adverbs, even some difficult ones.
- Again discuss the meanings to be sure the child understood.
- The children may act out the phrases they have created to reinforce the concept of the adverb.
- The actor may choose a verb and act out the adverb with the others guessing the adverb from the action.
- The child may choose a verb and several accompanying adverbs to answer how, when, where.
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