Adverbs of Frequency Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

What is an adverb of frequency and how are they used in speaking and writing? This lesson plan opens with a text lesson that outlines key facts. An activity provides students with a challenge.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define 'adverb of frequency'
  • list different types of adverbs of frequency


60 to 90 minutes

Curriculum Standards


Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.


Form and use the perfect (e.g., I had walked; I have walked; I will have walked) verb tenses.


Use verb tense to convey various times, sequences, states, and conditions.


Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb tense.*



  • Begin by asking the students to try to list at least two examples of adverbs of frequency on their own sheets.
  • Now have the class share their ideas during a brief class discussion.
  • Pass out the paper copies of What is an Adverb of Frequency? - Definition & Examples
  • Have the class read the introduction and 'Adverbs of Frequency' section of the text lesson.
    • Do all of the words presented during our previous discussion qualify as 'adverbs of frequency' according to the definition provided in the text lesson? Why or why not?
  • Have the class read the 'Types of Adverbs of Frequency' and 'How to Use Adverbs of Frequency' sections of the text lesson now.
    • How many of the words presented in class qualify as 'indefinite adverbs of frequency'?
    • How many of the words presented in class count as 'definite adverbs of frequency'?
  • Tell the class to read the rest of the text lesson now, underlining each adverb in the 'Examples' section as they go.
  • Ask the students to share the words they underlined in the text lesson with the class.
  • Pass out the worksheet to the students, having them complete independently

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