Cottage School,  English

Adjectives and Adverbs

After gaining an understanding of nouns, pronouns, and verbs, the next parts of speech children can learn to identify are adjectives and adverbs. 

~Adjectives modify or describe nouns or pronouns. It’s important to teach these after your child learns nouns and pronouns. 

~Adverbs modify or describe verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs. It’s important to teach these after your child learns how to recognize verbs. The easiest adverbs to recognize are the ones that end in -ly. 

Often these two parts of speech are confused or misused (as in swapping “good” for “well” and vice versa). Also, some adjectives end with -ly, so you really need to make sure your child understands what part of speech the word modifies before determining if it’s an adjective or an adverb. 

Here are some helpful lessons for you to learn how to teach your child about both of these parts of speech:

For more on adjectives:

For more on adverbs:

For more on both:  

If you have any questions, please post them below. I would love to help you with adjectives and adverbs! 

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