Grammar: Word formation: Verbs from Adjectives

Subject : 

English Grammar

Term :

Second Term


Week 2

Class :

Basic 6 / Primary 6


Previous lesson : 

The pupils have previous knowledge of verbs and adjectives in their previous lesson and classes

Topic :

Grammar: Word formation: Verbs from Adjectives

Behavioural objectives :

At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to

  • explain what a verb is
  • identify verbs in sentences
  • write out samples of adjectives
  • form new adjectives from verbs


Instructional Materials :

  • Wall charts
  • Pictures
  • Related Online Video
  • Flash Cards

Methods of Teaching :

  • Class Discussion
  • Group Discussion
  • Asking Questions
  • Explanation
  • Role Modelling
  • Role Delegation


Reference Materials :

  • Scheme of Work
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks
  • Workbooks
  • 9 Year Basic Education Curriculum
  • Workbooks


Content :


What is a verb ?

A verb is an action word or a doing word .

What are examples of verbs

Examples of verbs are go , do , finish , enjoy , help , obey , play , talk ,etc

What is an adjective ?

An adjective is a descriptive word .

Examples of Adjectives that can be formed from the given examples of verbs above are gone , done , finished , enjoyable , helpful , obedient , playful  , talkative etc




The topic is presented step by step


Step 1:

The class teacher revises the previous topics


Step 2.

He introduces the new topic


Step 3:

The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise




The class teacher wraps up or conclude the lesson by giving out short note to summarize the topic that he or she has just taught.

The class teacher also goes round to make sure that the notes are well copied or well written by the pupils.

He or she does the necessary corrections when and where  the needs arise.



  • What is a verb ?
  • Mention four examples of verbs
  • Write out four sentences and circle the verbs in the sentences
  • What is an adjective ?
  • Mention four examples of adjectives
  • Write out dour sentences and circle the adjectives
  • Write out four verbs and their corresponding adjectives




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