Lesson Plan: Adverbs and Adjectives English

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to use adverbs and adjectives to talk about films and other forms of entertainment.


Students will be able to

  • use adverbs to modify verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs,
  • use adjectives to modify a noun or a pronoun,
  • understand that only certain adverbs can be used to modify nongradable adjectives (e.g., It was totally amazing! not It was quite/a bit/very amazing!),
  • understand that adverbs often follow verbs but that adjectives follow linking verbs (e.g., She seemed happy. not She seemed happily.),
  • understand how to identify adverbs from formal elements, including the suffix -ly or if the adverb is derived from an adjective ending in -y, the suffix -ily (e.g., personal  personally, angry  angrily),
  • understand how to identify adjectives from formal elements, including the suffixes -y, -al, -ful, -ic, -able, -ous, and -less,
  • understand when to use an adjective as opposed to an adverb based on knowledge that adjectives modify nouns and pronouns,
  • understand when to use an adverb as opposed to an adjective based on knowledge that adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs.


Students should already be familiar with

  • simple adjectives,
  • adverbs.


Students will not cover

  • comparative and superlative adjectives.

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