Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grade 1- 3
Students learn about and practice using adjectives.
Adjectives are words that tell us more about nouns or pronouns by describing them, adding detail, or refining their meanings. First and second grade students can refer to adjectives as describing words.By using adjectives, we can add meaning and interest to sentences.
The kind girl showed the old lady the way.
The savage dog chased the frightened boy.
The playful dog chased the laughing boy.
The rude girl shoved the disabled lady.
Children should be encouraged to think about the adjectives they choose and to steer away from adjectives that have become meaningless through overuse, such as "nice" and "good."
It was a nice day. It was a sunny day.
That was a good story. That was an exciting story.
Like "nice" and "good," these are also considered overused adjectives that should be replaced with more exact choices: fine, grand, funny, awful, lovely, terrible, crazy, adorable, sweet, cool, cute.
Describe the picture
Display a large poster to the class. Have children orally describe the different objects and people featured in the picture.
|What color is the bird?||The bird is yellow.|
|What type of tree is it?||It is a big, shady tree.|
|What colors are the flowers?||They are purple and red.|
|dog||savage, big, friendly, black, loyal . . .|
|a nice day||a sunny day, an enjoyable day . . .|
|a good dog||a loyal dog, an obedient dog . . .|