I like teaching adverbs to students because it is very simple, there are only a few exceptions and you can see that they have learnt something immediately. Adverbs are an easy grammar point and students can use them in the same lesson and feel that they achieved something.
Forming adverbs – infographic
Recently I have been experimenting with mind maps a lot and I was surprised how good the students’ results are. They pass even the most difficult tests and some of them pass them with 100% which I am really not accustomed to. Seeing these wonderful results I decided to go on with creating more mind maps. Here is one dealing with adverbs and their formation in English:
Forming adverbs – games
Once you or your students understand adverbs it is time to practise forming the adverbs in games.
Adverbs – half a minute game. You have 30 seconds to put the letters into the correct order to create the right adverb.
Adverbs – Teacher invaders. Your task is to shoot all the invaders but from time to time you have to form an adverb from the given adjective.
Adverbs – Penalty game. In this game you should choose the correct option to complete the sentence. If you get it right you will have a chance to shoot a penalty.
Adverbs – Hoopshoot game. Choose the correct option and then score.
I hope you enjoyed the lesson and that your knowledge of adverbs is much better than it was a few minutes ago. If not look at the links section, too.
Forming adverbs – links
If you are looking for another explanation of adverbs, you can find one at British Council site.
Here is a great video explaining what adverbs are. I believe it can be used for teaching English as ESL too. Enjoy.