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Lesson Plan #:AELP-VOC0020
Author: Michael Burgoyne
School or Affiliation: Monte vista Elementary South Jordan, UT
Endorsed by: These lesson plans are the result of the work of the teachers who have attended the Columbia Education Center’s Summer Workshop. CEC is a consortium of teacher from 14 western states dedicated to improving the quality of education in the rural, western, United States, and particularly the quality of math and science Education. CEC uses Big Sky Telegraph as the hub of their telecommunications network that allows the participating teachers to stay in contact with their trainers and peers that they have met at the Workshops. Date: May 1994

Grade Level(s): 4


  • Language Arts/Vocabulary


There are no manipulatives to reinforce the language arts curriculum. Creative dramatics is a method of providing practice in the curriculum.


To provide a method of reinforcement for practicing the use of adverbs.


The students will understand that an adverb of manner describes the action of a verb.

Activities and Procedures:

Compile a list of verbs. This can be accomplished through a brainstorming activity or can be introduced by the teacher. Compile a list of adverbs of manner (usually words ending in ‘ly’).

A student is selected. The student either selects or is given a verb and an adverb. The student then acts out the verb in the manner dictated by the adverb. A student may have the verb jump and the adverb quietly. The student jumps quietly. The class then tries to guess the adverb. The person that guesses the adverb then goes in front of the class and performs his verb and adverb.