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The Logical Adverb Game

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Material

Two sets of cards: one color-coded red with verbs, the other color-coded orange with adverbs which are appropriate with the verbs.
The container is marked with the adverb symbol and a #2.
The grammar symbols. 

Presentation

  1. Invite the children to the lesson, one to three. 
  2. Bring the cards to the table.  
  3. Place the verbs in a column on the left. 
  4. Place the adverbs in a column on the right.  
  5. Ask the child to read the combinations.  
  6. “If it doesn’t make sense, you can put the orange card to the side.” 
  7. After the child reads them all, ask him to find matches for the discarded adverbs. 
  8. Once everything has a match, get the grammar symbol box.  
  9. Ask the child to symbolize the two columns. 

Exercises

Exercise 1, Child works independently. 

Exercise 2, One Verb, Multiple Adverbs
Take one verb and keep other verbs in the box. Take out all adverbs. Place the verb on the left and place an adverb on the right. If the adverb matches, keep it there, and place another adverb beneath it, starting a column. Slide the verb down, adjacent to the next potential match. Discard any illogical matches to the right. 

Purpose

To help the child understand the function of the adverb, that some adverbs have a logical connection to verbs and some do not.  

Age

5

Notes

Be sure to put the verb first on the left, and the adverb to the right.
It would be good to rotate the words with another set of verbs and adverbs.
Make it relatable. 
Teacher made material, you control vocabulary, include reasonable challenges.
While we don’t play the game here where we see how many words can string together, the child may explore it on his own.
This presentation may be parallel with lesson “aspects of the verb” which comes later.
Children can use their own words. 

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