Adjective or Adverb?

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What's the difference between an adverb and an adjective? And aren't all -ly words adverbs? Reinforce the difference between adverbs and adjectives with a straightforward exercise.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • After completing the exercise, require learners to tell you why certain words are adjectives and others are adverbs
  • Have learners brainstorm and categorize additional -ly words
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners will be more successful with this worksheet if they have had prior instruction on the parts of speech, particularly adjectives and adverbs

  • Includes an answer key
  • Focuses in particular on -ly words, which can be confusing 

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Common Core