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Using Adverbs of Manner and of Frequency

I. Learning Objectives

Use adverbs of manner and frequency.

Write a short paragraph using adverb of frequency.

II. Subject Matter

A. Topic: Adverbs of Manner and of Frequency

B. References: PELC II 7.5.1
C. Materials: charts, strips

Value Focus: Humility

III. Procedure

A. Preparatory Activities


Review the past lessons on adverbs of time, manner and place.


From the basket, let one pupil take out a word. Read it and paste it on
the board. Another pupil will use it in a sentence.

B. Development of the Lesson


Present the following adverbs using a T-chart.

Adverbs of Manner Adverb of Frequency

thoroughly always
quickly seldom
gently after
cheerfully never
smoothly everyday
gracefully occasionally
orderly rarely
Analysis and Discussion

Let the pupils use each adverb above in their own sentences.

Ask: What is an adverb of manner?

An adverb of manner is a word that modifies a verb, an adjective and

another adverb. It tells how an action is done. Generally, adverbs of
manner make use of ly that is added to an adjective.

If an adjective ends in l, keep the l and add ly.

casual casually
global globally

If the adjective ends in y with a consonant before it, change y to i and

add ly.
busy busily
ready readily

Ask: What is the adverb of frequency?

Answer: An adverb of frequency tells how often an action is done.


1. An adverb is a word that modifies a verb, an adjective or another

2. Adverbs may indicate frequency and manner.
3. An adverb of manner tells how an action is done while an adverb of
frequency tells how often an action is done.

C. Post Activities



Look for a partner. Answer the following questions in complete

sentences. One will ask the questions while the other will answer and vice
versa. Then take turn.
1. How would you ask something from the sales clerk?
2. How should you buy things?
3. How should we write if we want others to read our writing?
4. How should we study if we want to get good grades?
5. How should we apologize if we want the person to forgive us?

Read each sentence and identify the adverb. Tell if it is an adverb of

manner or frequency.

________ 1. How I wish he would drive carefully.

________ 2. It gets very dangerous.
________ 3. He runs down the hall occasionally.
________ 4. She recites in class daily.
________ 5. Say your prayers religiously.
________ 6. Spend your money wisely.
________ 7. Always talk to your parents politely.
________ 8. Never forget to deal with people humbly.
________ 9. Sleep soundly.
________10. Approach life positively.

Note: For additional exercise use ELSA Audio The Proud King.

Values Integration

How should you behave if you won a contest or were chosen as the
outstanding pupil in your class? If you become successful in the future
how would you treat other people? As young boys and girls, how do you
show humility?

Have you been tempted to act as proudly as the king in our story? What
happened as a result of your pride? What did you do? Why?

Read the story. Pick out the adverbs of manner and frequency. Use them
in your own sentences.

The Proud King

There was once a king who ruled harshly over the lands. One night
after he was crowned as emperor, he thought of himself as the greatest
on earth and in heaven.
He often went hunting. Early morning, while in the deep woods, he
swam to cool himself in the lake. He proudly swam away from the shore.
Suddenly there came from the bottom of the lake someone who had the
same face and form as he. This man quickly put on the kings clothes and
drove away with the kings horse. When the proud king finished cooling
himself he found his clothes and his horse already gone.
With some woven reeds covering his body, he walked to the castle.
He beat loudly at the gate but he was driven away. He went to the dukes
hall but he was put to prison. Working hard, he loosened the chains that
bound his feet and fled away. He went to his own palace but no one
recognized him. Instead, he was beaten up and was thrown outside the
The proud king fled away. He wished he was dead. Reaching the
lake where he had bathed, he cried aloud. He asked forgiveness for his

IV. Evaluation

Write an adverb in the blank to make each sentence correct.

1. A child who dresses __________ is a pleasant sight.

2. She __________ cries.
3. Father would ___________ buy books for his son.
4. Nikka has __________ wanted to be a writer.
5. She would __________ tell about her dream to her family.

V. Assignment

Write a five-sentence paragraph about your classmates habit in doing their

assignment. Make comparisons among them using adverbs of manner and of
frequency. (never, seldom, occasionally, often, always)

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