By Pamela Chanko
Tillie has a tuba. She plays her tuba proudly. She plays enthusiastically. She plays her tuba loudly.... Do Tillie's friends and family feel the same way about her tuba playing?
This grammar lesson teaches passionately about adverbs through an endearing story, and a rootin', tootin' word search and crossword puzzle! Also includes before-, during-, and after-reading tips, ways to extend the learning, and an "Adverb Adventures" transparency template!
During ReadingAfter reading the story once through for meaning, you can reinforce a variety of concepts in subsequent readings.• Invite students to raise their hands each time they hear an adverb.• Help students distinguish the different kinds of information adverbs can provide by having them raise their hands only when they hear an adverb that answers the question How? Then have them do the same for where and when.• Reinforce the idea that not all adverbs have the –ly ending. Have students clap their hands for each adverb they hear that does not end in –ly!
Grades 3 & Up