Adjectives

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Title: Adjectives; describing our classmate Author: Pattie Trebus Level: Upper beginning; elementary school Purpose of the activity: The learner will understand what an adjective is and how to use adjectives in descriptions. Type of activity:  Whole class discussion; individual work  Learners will sit and face front to see teacher and board  Classroom setting Objective: The learner will understand what an adjective is and how to use adjectives in order to describe themselves and their classmates. Vocabulary: An adjective; to describe a classmate; how do you describe yourself?; a noun; the verb to be—present and past (am, is, are, was were); plural or singular; articles a and an; positive adjectives such as…show more content…
Show the students how each line has an adjective. The phrase may begin with a verb but there is still an adjective in each line. Tell the students that we are going to create some art with the names and adjectives. Using some of the adjectives that they wrote earlier in the lesson, ask the students to try to think of an adjective to write for each line of their partner’s name. (They may ask other classmates to help and share as this is a fun and enjoyable activity.) Model for the students how they will take a piece of paper and turn it vertically. Then, they will take a plastic stencil and trace each letter of their partner’s name vertically. (In order to share, some students may brainstorm for adjectives while other students use the plastic stencil.) Each letter of their partner’s name should also be capitalized in order to stand out when decorated. Now show the students examples of how they can decorate each letter with a different pattern—for example a solid, polka-dotted, print, or floral pattern. 6. Have students share art work with the class. Display on wall on bulletin board if desired. 7. Ask students what adjectives they learned today. How do you know a word is an adjective? Examples of positive adjectives: Bright Imaginative Careful Likable Comical Musical Courteous Playful Cheerful Quiet Cute Sunny Enthusiastic Sympathetic Fabulous Understanding Friendly Upbeat Funny Grateful Happy
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