Adverbs of Manner and Place
Your kids frequently describe their habits or any other forms of their actions to you. When your children have enjoyed a certain activity like acting, dancing, cooking, or repairing, they try to show you or inform you how they did it. The use of adjectives sometimes does not suffice to fully show the whole picture. In these cases, adverbs have to fulfill their roles. Adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. There are different types of adverbs, but in this session, you may focus on the first two. They are the adverbs of manner and place.
Below are some examples of them. Note that the boldfaced words are the adverbs, and the italicized words are the ones being modified by them. Together with your children, examine these:
Adverbs of Manner
- The children played hide-and-seek cheerfully.
- The neighbor answered nervously.
- His sister stayed in her room silently.
- He always decides wisely.
- They divided the work equally.
- The officer asks them politely.
- They lazily follow the commands.
- I excitedly water the plants.
- She wears her gown elegantly.
- He carelessly carried the glassware.
- They solved the main problem impressively.
- The family celebrated simply, yet happily.
Ask your kids what parts of speech are the italicized ones. If they can recognize that the adverbs modify the verbs in the sentences, you can now explain to them that adverbs of manner illustrate how something is done or how it happens.
Adverbs of Place
- She left her footsteps behind.
- The student strolled around.
- I went outside to exercise.
- She stayed nearby to wait for her friend.
- I placed the new item there.
- He put his toolbox below.
- I go upstairs whenever I want to relax.
- The cat hid downstairs.
- He traveled far to reach this town.
- She found the files here.
Instruct the kids to identify the words being modified by the adverbs in the second set of statements. If they say that verbs are being modified, you may now discuss further what adverbs of place are. Adverbs of place tell where something occurs or exists.
You may supplement this learning session by visiting the Kids Academy’s blog. To furnish the discussion with interactive activities, Kids Academy has prepared these worksheets for your children:
The first worksheet, Adverb Shells Worksheet, is intended to make the kids easily recall the adverbs of manner, which usually ends with ly. To add challenge to this activity, require your kids to use the adverbs of manner after circling them.
The second worksheet, Adverbs and Adjectives Worksheet, lets the kids draw out the difference between adverbs and adjectives. Through this, they can use adverbs and adjectives accurately. With the given contexts, they can make sense of the different functions of both.
The third worksheet, Adverbs That Tell Where Worksheet, aims to instill the skills of recognizing adverbs of place. To elevate the level of the test, require your kids to use these adverbs in a short narration.
Finally, you have completed the Second Grammar Learning Bundle. Through your commendable efforts, you have successfully facilitated them in: evaluating which point of view to use whenever telling stories; extracting the difference between regular and irregular verbs; maximizing the use of adjectives and synonyms; and emphasizing or specifying details through adverbs of manner and place.
You walked your kids through the learning sessions in the most engaging ways possible. With that being said, Kids Academy congratulates you for a job well done! We are delighted to help you in nurturing your kids’ knowledge and skills. See you on the next grammar learning bundle!