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Adverbs and Adjectives

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Jenni Eade

on 20 February 2013

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Adverbs and Adjectives WALT improve descriptive writing by using adverbs and adjectives Adverbs and adjectives
can often answer the questions:
To What Extent? Most adverbs end with -ly.

Adjectives describe a noun.

Let's see which ones we know! But be careful, because not all -ly words are adverbs!

Examples of adverbs that do not end in -ly are words such as... Today we are concentrating on adverbs which describe a verb.
Remember to ask the questions: To find an adverb within a sentence FIRST find the verb! Then ask the questions!
How? When? Where?
To what extent? Group work How, When, Where, To what extent? Already finally down recently immediately absolutely yesterday never Mrs Eade's sleepy cats purred softly. purred How? The adverb is softly.
Softly describes HOW the cat purred.

The adjective is sleepy.
Sleepy describes how the cats were feeling. First step, find the verb!

Then ask the questions.
How? When? Where? To what extent? The verb is purred. purred when? purred where? Purred to what extent? what can they do? Why do we use them? Adverbs describe how somebody or something does an action. Adjectives might describe a feeling or an emotion or appearance. Wednesday 20th February all learners using adverbs to describe how a verb is being done and adjectives to describe a noun
most learners (levels 4-5) using EXCITING adverbs and adjectives to describe verbs and nouns
some learners (levels 5-6) using ADVANCED adverbs and adjectives as well other writing techniques such as similes and metaphors What I'm Looking For
(Success Criteria) Time to put your describing skills to
good use! Write a short paragraph about the following picture. Imagine you are there. Don't forget to use your senses too...

Remember all of you should use adverbs and adjectives in your paragraph.
Some of you will be using more exciting adverbs and adjectives.
Some of you will use adverbs and adjectives along with other descriptive writing techniques such as comparisons. Paired activity We will watch a film clip. Afterwards in your pairs you need to think of 1 amazing adjective and 1 amazing adverb you could use to describe this scene. A soft shiver rippled quickly down my stiff spine as I stepped cautiously on the crunching gravel path. Looking around, I felt fear wash silently over me. I was terrified. Nervously I stepped towards the shadowy, dark trees which seemed to be calling and beckoning to me... Swap your work with a partner

Highlight adverbs AND adjectives along with any other techniques you can see in their writing.

You might look for similes, metaphors or personification.

Choose your favourite sentence and be ready to explain why!
Plenary brown amazing superb wonderful great moving on to adjectives what do they do? Adjectives describe a noun - a person, place or thing. They help us to picture the scene clearly.

Shrek is green.

Mrs Eade is tall.

The storm was violent. This is the noun or subject Shrek is green This is the adjective where are the adjectives? The transparent ghost moved slowly towards me, looking evil and angry. THE BIG PICTURE! We will be writing our very own 'Tale of Terror' in a future lesson. THE SMALLER PICTURE.... ...we will be looking at how to
improve descriptive writing
using adverbs and adjectives Turn around to work with the pair in front of you or behind you. You need your ADJECTIVE post it note from earlier.
Together you need to sort the ADJECTIVES into order. Most effective word at the top of the list, least effective at the bottom.
Be prepared to tell the rest of the class why you all decided on that order.
(Extension task - if you finish quickly, do the same for your adverbs) Remember all of you should use adverbs and adjectives.
Some of you will be using more exciting adverbs and adjectives.
Some of you will use adverbs and adjectives along with other descriptive writing techniques. We will give the ball another try! The word is 'teacher' Where is the adverb? Where is the adjective? ADVERBS AND ADJECTIVES
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