Here is a collection of activity sheets that will teach your students all about adverbs.

Adverbs are words that modify verbs, adjectives, even other adverbs. They describe the manner in which something was done, when or where something happens, and to what degree or purpose. Many adverbs end in "-ly," which makes them easier to identify (but watch out for adjectives that end in "-ly," such as "friendly" or "lovely"). Please note: Answer sheets are fully provided, but in many cases there are many open response questions available here.

Fun Project Idea: Have your students perform the Schoolhouse Rock "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly" song (available on YouTube) for extra reinforcement of the definition and use of adverbs.

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Adjective to Adverb

Adjectives that describe a noun can become adverbs when the sentence is rewritten so that the verb is described instead. Rewrite each sentence below to make the adjectives work as adverbs.

-ly Me!

You can turn many adjectives into adverbs by adding –ly to the end of the adjective. If the adjective ends in a consonant then y, change the y to i before adding –ly. If the adjective ends in a vowel then an l, keep the l and add an additional –ly

Frequency Adverbs

Some adverbs tell us how often the verb in the sentence happens. Read each sentence below. Then rewrite it, including the adverb in parentheses.

Adverbs that Tell When

Adverbs can give us more information about a verb by telling us when something happened, or is happening. Complete each sentence with an adverb that makes sense.

Comparative Forms

Adverbs that end in -ly need an extra modifier to help them make these forms. Complete the chart with the correct comparative forms. Follow the example.

Comparative and Superlative Adverbs

Comparative compare the action of two people or things. Superlative compare the action (verb) of a group larger than two. Example: Hank arrived the soonest.

Improving Sentences with Adverbs

An adverb gives more information about a verb in a sentence. They answer the questions how, how much, where, or when.

Identifying Adverbs

Where are they? Spend your time tearing apart the sentences you come across. Underline the verb it modifies.

Writing with Adverbs

An adverb gives more information about a verb in a sentence. They answer the questions of how, how much, where, or when. Read each sentence below. Then rewrite it, adding information that answers the question in parentheses.

Using Adverbs

They often give you more information about a verb in a sentence. They also can answer the questions how, how much, where, or when. Rewrite each sentence below so that it includes the type of adverb indicated.

Adding Detail

Read each sentence below. Then rewrite it three ways, each time adding information that answers the question in the left column.

Types of Adverbs

Pick these apart from the top down and classify each word type that you can spot.

Writing With Them

They can change the way you read or understand a sentence and are often seen as pivotal to great writing.

Even More Writing

An adverb gives more information about a verb in a sentence. Adverbs answer the questions how, how much, where, or when. Demonstrate your understanding of adverbs by writing original sentences that contain adverbs that answer the questions in the left-hand column. Use the pictures for inspiration.

Circle Me!

Circle the adverb. On the line, write whether the adverb tells how, when, or where.