Learning the French adverb suffix -ment provides students with a simple way to expand their vocabularies. However, it may be challenging for students to grasp the many spelling rules that accompany this suffix when added to an adjective. In this activity, students will practice the spelling changes when "-ment" is added to an adjective.
The sample storyboard and template for this activity include adjectives that will require various spelling changes before adding the adverb suffix. To simplify the activity, include only masculine singular adjectives that do not require spelling changes in the adverb form. Feel free to alter the templates and instructions as needed.
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Practice the spelling changes needed to change French adjectives into adverbs. Change each adjective into an adverb ending in -ment, then use the adverb in a sentence.
Grade Level 6-12
Difficulty Level --- N/A ---
Type of Assignment Individual, Partner, or Group
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All adjectives are correctly changed into adverbs, and the adverbs are placed correctly within the sentence.
Most adjectives are correctly changed into adverbs; most adverbs are placed correctly within the sentence.
Most adjectives are incorrectly changed into adverb form. Multiple adverbs are placed incorrectly in the sentences.
The storyboard depictions show strong effort and clearly convey the meaning of the text.
The storyboard depictions show some effort and partially convey the meaning of the text.
The storyboard depictions show a lack of effort and fail to convey the meaning of the text.
All sentences and/or dialogue contain correct grammar and spelling (including accent marks) as appropriate for the class level.
Most sentences and/or dialogue contain correct grammar and spelling (including accent marks) as appropriate for the class level.
The sentences and/or dialogue contain many grammatical or spelling errors (including accent marks).