Lesson Plan:

Amazing Adjectives

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October 1, 2015
by Dee Mulhern

Learning Objectives

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

Lesson

Introduction (10 minutes)

  • 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.

Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (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.

Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (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.

Independent Working Time (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.

Extend

Differentiation

  • 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.

Review

Assessment (15 minutes)

  • Circulate as students work.
  • Collect the students’ work to assess for mastery.

Review and Closing (5 minutes)

  • Draw students back together. Review the purpose of adjectives.
  • Have students share some of the sentences and illustrations.

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