These extremely engaging activity sheets will teach your students how to distinguish adjectives from adverbs.

Adjectives and adverbs are both modifiers. The difference is in the part of speech they are modifying. Adjectives only modify nouns, while adverbs modify verbs and adjectives and even other adverbs (and can often employ prepositions to do it, too!). The following worksheets ask your students to identify whether selected words are adjectives or adverbs, rewrite words to create their adverbial form, choose whether a blank should be filled with an adjective or adverb, and more.

Please note: While answer sheets have been provided for each worksheet for the instructor where necessary, in some cases, answers will vary by student.

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Find Me Play Me

Read each sentence. Identify the word(s) that is being used as an adjective. Circle it. Some sentences may contain more than one adjective.

Describe the Part of Speech

Many adverbs end in -ly, but not every word that ends in -ly is an adverb. Remember that an adverb describes a verb and an adjective describes a noun.

What Modifies It?

Read each sentence. Does it need an adjective or an adverb? Circle the correct word. Then underline the word it modifies.

What's the Correct Modifier?

An adverb describes a verb. An adjective describes a noun. Read each sentence below and decide whether the blank requires an adjective or an adverb to complete the sentence. Write either adjective or adverb on the line.

Find the Adverbs

Read the sentences below. In each sentence the verb is underlined. Circle the adverb that describes the verb. On the line to the right, write whether the adverb describes how, when or where the action happens.

How | When | Where | What Kind

An adverb tells you how, when or where something happens. An adjective describes a noun; that is, it tells you what kind something is.

Identification

Read each sentence. Identify the word(s) that is being used as an adjective. Circle it. Some sentences may contain more than one adjective.

Which Is It?

Choose the correct word from the Word Bank to complete each sentence.

Choosing Chooserton

In each sentence below, circle the word that is being modified. Then choose either the adjective or adverb to fill in the blank.

Adjectives | Adverbs

Read each sentence. Does it need an adjective or an adverb? Circle the correct word. Then underline the word it modifies.

-ly, -re, or -est?

Read each sentence and write whether the underlined word is an adjective or an adverb.

Firing Out Blanks

Read the sentences below. Does the blank require an adjective or an adverb to complete the sentence? Choose the correct answer and write it on the line. Then complete the sentence with an adjective or an adverb of your choosing.

More Than One

Read each sentence. Identify the word(s) that is being used as an adverb. Circle it. Some sentences may contain more than one adverb.

Pick One Out

Read each sentence. Does it need an adjective or an adverb? Circle the correct word. Then underline the word it modifies.

Word Boxes

Choose the correct underlined word to complete each sentence. Choose the correct word from the Word Box to complete each sentence.