Verbs, Adverbs and Adjectives

Scripture: Proverbs 6,10-29

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will learn following the advice in Proverbs will help them make many godly choices about their behavior.
  • Students will learn following the advice about behavior in Proverbs will prevent them from experiencing the many earthly consequences that often come from not following that advice.
  • Students will learn although Solomon was given great wisdom by God, he sometimes neglected to follow his own advice. His bad choices created consequences for him during his lifetime and for Israel long after he had died.
  • Students will learn how to use verbs, adverbs, and adjectives.

Guiding Question: How can students learn the appropriate ways to use verbs, adverbs, and adjectives?

Materials: Paper slips with verbs, adjectives, and adverbs written on them

Procedure: Review the Proverbs from the scriptures above. Highlight the advice given about our behavior and how to act in a godly way. Remind students that there are earthly consequences for our behavior and this advice should be used in order to obey God, avoid earthly consequences, and live the best life we can.

Teach students adjectives, adverbs, and verbs that people use when describing behavior. Have slips of paper with various types of behavior written on them. The students take turns drawing a slip and acting out the behaviors on it. Other students must guess the words (and their part of speech) on the slip based on the actions of the student.

Additional Questions: How can students determine the difference between verbs, adverbs, and adjectives?

Supplemental Activity: Give students a “verb, adverb, adjective” sort (index cards with different words on them). Students can work in partners. Have the students sort the cards into groups of verbs, adverbs, and adjectives.

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