More About Adverbs
     You have learned that an adverb is a word that tells more about a verb. It tells how, when, or where. An adverb can be put at the beginning of sentence, before or after a verb, or at the end of a sentence. Here are some examples:

                                                         Quickly, Jason ran to the store
                                                          Jason ran quickly to the store.
                                                          Jason quickly ran to the store.
                                                          Jason ran to the store quickly.

Practice: Write each sentence in your notebook. Write big and spread out the words. Cut each word out.                     1. He looked carefully for his little brother.
           2. Stan never stayed in one place.
           3. Loudly, Jimmy shouted Stan's name.
           4. Finally, Jimmy found Stan.
           5. He was there next to the toy counter.

Practice: Identify the adverb in each sentence and write whether it tells how, when or where.
       6. Eagerly, Darryl joined the bird watchers.
           7. The group often hikes and climbs.
           8. They hiked high into the mountains.
           9. Red-shouldered hawks soared upward.
          10. Downwoodpeckers scratched noisily.
          11. The group members usually carry binoculars.
         12. The binoculars greatly magnify the birds.
         13. Darryl can clearly see markings on each bird.

Practice: ( 14-21)Rewrite each new sentence in one different way by moving the adverb to another location in the sentence so that  it makes sense.

Practice: Read each sentence. Choose the adjective or adverb in parentheses ( ) that correctly completes the sentence.
                                Example: Each spring I wait (eager, eagerly) for  the first robin.

*** Remember: If a word answers the questions how, when, or where, it is an adverb. If a word answers the question what kind, or how many , it is an adjective.
           14. The robins that nest under our eaves return (regular, regularly).
           15. (Careful, Carefully), they choose bits of twigs and straw.
           16. They chirp (loud, loudly) in their nests.
           17. They sit on their (delicate, delicately) eggs.
           18. (Slow, Slowly), the eggshells crack.
           19. The chicks are (helpless, helplessly).
           20. One day they will fly (confident, confidently).
Practice Writing Adverbs.
    Make a list of the different kinds of cars you have seen this week. Use your list to write a letter to a friend describing the cars and how they ran. Underline at least 3 adverbs in the letter.

Homework Practice: Text page 443
Write the adverb in each sentence. Then write whether the underlined adverb tells how, when, or where.
           1. Sherri arrived at the baseball game early.
           2. She waited eagerly for the first pitch.