Combine grammar and poetry with a creative lesson about adverbs. Learners study a list of adverbs and figure out how to turn them into adjectives. Next, they choose ten adverbs from the list and write original poems based on a given format and brainstorm web.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have kids work in partners or groups for the first part of the lesson, and let them write individual poems at the end
  • Host a poetry slam for writers to share their poems
  • A great addition to your unit on parts of speech
Classroom Considerations

  • List of adverbs is unwieldy and hard to read; consider rewriting it into columns

  • A fun way to review grammar
  • Provides a brainstorm web and instructions for writing the poem 

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