Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 2

Introducing adjective and adverbs

Week: Six

Class: Basic 2

Term: 3rd Term 

Subject: English

Topic: Introducing adjective and adverbs


Behavioural objectives: At the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to;

  1. Identify and correctly use adjectives, adverbs

Instructional material/Reference material: 1. Course book

  1. Charts 3. Chalkboard

Building Background/ Connection to prior knowledge: The pupils are familiar with the topic(s).





Presents Adjectives and Adverbs.


Adjectives are words that describe a noun. They can tell you about a noun and how many there are.

fig. 1   fig. 2Fat woman

Pink dress


Complete the sentences with the best adjectives.

1 Bode has ___________ sisters. (Four, blue)

2 Funmi painted a ___________ picture. (foolish, beautiful)

3 The food is ___________. (tasty, angry)

4 Her wedding dress is ___________. (easy, white)

5 They planted ___________ trees along the road. (tall, wicked)

6 The woman bought some ___________ oranges. (tall, juicy)

7 The baby has ___________ cheeks. (thin, chubby)

8 They just moved into a ___________ house. (big, late)

9 The man bought a ___________ car. (flat, red)

10 The book fell to the floor with a ___________ bang. (loud, quiet)



An adverb tells us more about an action verb. It describes how, where, when and how often an action happens. Look at the following sentence:

The headmistress listened to the boy patiently.

The adverb ‘patiently’ describes how the headmistress listened to the boy.

An adverb can describe where an action happens.

Example: I am going downstairs.

Where am I going? Downstairs.

An adverb can describe when an action happens.

Example: Tim did his homework yesterday.

When did Tim do his homework? Yesterday.

An adverb can describe how often an action happens.

Example: The children visit their grandparents regularly.

How often do the children visit their grandparents? Regularly.



1 The pregnant woman walked slowly towards the doctor.

2 The woman entered the room carefully.

3 He accidentally locked himself out of the house.

4 The big dog growled loudly



Teacher’s Activities

  1. Guides pupils on the correct use of: Adjectives and Adverbs.
  2. Leads pupils to identify adjectives and adverbs in short sentences.

Pupils’ Activities

  1. Read adjectives and adverbs presented by the teacher.
  2. Identify them in sentences.


Pupils to identify adjectives and adverbs in sentences

Summary: Teacher goes over the topic once again to enhance better understanding.

Wrap-up [conclusion]: Teacher corrects and marks pupils’ notes.

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