Lesson plan

Amazing Adjectives

In this lesson, students use descriptive adjectives to write interesting sentences and create pictures.
GradeSubjectView aligned standards

Students will be able to use adjectives to describe a noun.

(10 minutes)
Write Your Own
  • Gather students together and show them a picture of an interesting object or scene.
  • Encourage students to describe the picture with different words.
  • Tell students that today they will learn about words we can use to describe things.
(10 minutes)
  • Tell students that when we describe nouns we use words called Adjectives.
  • Hold another picture up. Model using your senses to describe the picture. List the senses on the board and the corresponding adjective.
  • Tell students that good writers use a wide variety of adjectives.
  • Give two more examples.
(15 minutes)
  • Have students work in pairs to brainstorm a list of adjectives.
  • Have students list the adjectives on cards.
  • Combine the cards with the cards you previously made.
  • Have students pick up two or three adjective card and combine them with a noun.
  • Have students work together to put the adjectives and nouns into a sentence with an illustration.
(15 minutes)
  • Have students select at least two adjectives and a noun to write a sentence about and illustrate.
  • Have students complete the Write Your Own worksheet.
  • Enrichment:Challenge students to write sentences using additional adjectives. Have students identify adjectives used in classroom texts or independent reading books.
  • Support:Have students select one adjective and noun to work with at a time.
(15 minutes)
  • Circulate as students work.
  • Collect the students’ work to assess for mastery.
(5 minutes)
  • Draw students back together. Review the purpose of adjectives.
  • Have students share some of the sentences and illustrations.

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