Ever had student use a thesaurus and use an adjective wrongly? These activity cards are to help students order the adjective or adverb according to their ‘strength’. By ordering similar words, students understand the meanings of the words and when it is appropriate to use them e.g. sad is not as ‘strong’ as depressed. Included in this package are 60 adjective, 60 adverb cards and 8 coloured strips with space for 5 cards.
There are 7 or 8 adjectives for regular words such as:
beautiful, ugly, kind, old, dirty, sad, big, small.
There are 7 or 8 adverbs for:
angrily, carefully, happily, gently, slowly, quickly, adverbs for amounts e.g. almost and adverbs for time e.g. always.
There are many different ways in which you could use these resources to support your students’ understanding of what adjectives and adverbs are and how to use them correctly to support their writing.
Sorting the word cards into adjectives and adverbs.
Sorting the word cards into alphabetical order.
Using the dictionary to find the definitions of the words.
Using the word cards as words to practise for handwriting.
Students are given an adjective or adverb and they need to think of an antonym/opposite for that word ( e.g. dazzling – dull)
Use them as display words for a working wall for students to refer to include in their writing.
Give an adjective and an adverb to each student and set them the challenge of including them in their writing.
Play ‘Guess my adverb’ where a student performs an action using an adverb and the class need to guess that particular adverb.
Give an adverb or adjective and children write a sentence using them.