Adverbs list – George’s Marvellous Medicine lesson plan

by YPO
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Nine-page PDF

Key Stage

KS1, KS2


Years 3-6


Teach children about adverbs with this lesson plan that includes an adverbs list featuring ‘absolutely awful’ examples from George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl.

Then see how your class can take what they’ve learnt about adverbs and apply this to a piece of persuasive writing – including coming up with their own advertising slogans.

What they’ll learn

  • Using alliteration and adverbs effectively
  • Using persuasive language

Adverbs list activity sample

Adverbs list from George's Marvellous Medicine

Divide your classroom tables into four groups so that there’s one large table for each of the four rooms that George enters: bathroom, bedroom, laundry room, and kitchen.

On each table place products that are appropriate to that room. Children need to be able to identify the products but not to read their brand names – you could wrap items or stick blank labels over them.

Display the above adverbs list. What do children notice about these words? Every word ends in ‘ly’! Clarify that these are adverbs, and that one job of adverbs is to add more information to adjectives.

Explain that children should choose an item from the table, write it on their whiteboard and then to add a proper noun, an adverb and an adjective to the front of the name. For example: ‘Sharon’s shockingly shimmering shampoo’. Challenge them to use alliteration if they can.

Children move around the ‘rooms’ adding to their whiteboards as they go. At the end, ask children to keep just three of their favourite ideas and rub off the rest. They will need these ideas next…

Adverbs list – George’s Marvellous Medicine lesson plan

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