Concentrate on adjectives and adverbs and help students express their thoughts clearly and vividly. The simple instruction format lets students focus on learning the grammar concept.
- Recognize and use correct grammar in speaking and writing
- Boost reading comprehension
- Use adjectives and adverbs to express thoughts clearly
The stimulating lessons feature:
- clear explanations of adjective and adverb grammar concepts
- appealing one-page lessons with plenty of practice activities
- simple sentence structure and vocabulary with easy readability
- step-by-step progression in difficulty to build success and motivation
- a pretest/posttest
Students learn the functions and correct uses of adjectives and adverbs as they:
- identify adjectives that tell what kind and how many
- use adjectives after linking verbs
- use adjectives to compare items
- identify adverbs and the words they describe
- change words into adverbs
- compare with adverbs
- correctly use challenging adverbs such as good/well and bad/badly
- insert adjectives and adverbs into a story
You may purchase Spotlight on Grammar Adjectives and Adverbs individually or as part of the 6-book Spotlight on Grammar set. The 6-book set consists of:
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- A study by Feng and Powers (2005) found that grammatical mini-lessons targeting students' error patterns resulted in improved short- and long-term accuracy.
- Children with language disorders often struggle with expository text and produce shorter and grammatically simpler sentences (Nippold, Mansfield, & Billow, 2007).
- Adjectives and adverbs are the "storytellers" of language. English is rich in descriptive adjectives and adverbs which express subtle, yet significant differences in meaning. These words add value to speaking and writing as they create more vivid mental imagery (Adjectives and Adverbs, n.d.).
Spotlight on Grammar Adjectives and Adverbs incorporates these principles and is also based on expert professional practice.
Adjectives and Adverbs. (n.d.). Retrieved February 24, 2009 from http://userwebs.cth.com.au/~gcutts/Management/21b_adjectives.htm
Feng, S., & Powers, K. (2005, Summer). The short- and long-term effect of explicit grammar instruction on fifth graders' writing. Reading Improvement, 42(2), 67-72.
Nippold, M.A., Mansfield, T.C., & Billow, J.L. (2007). Peer conflict explanations in children, adolescents, and adults: Examining the development of complex syntax. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 16, 179-188.