- First Grade
- Reading, Writing
- 70 minutes
- Standards: L.1.1.F
In this lesson, students use descriptive adjectives to write interesting sentences and create pictures.
Students will be able to use adjectives to describe a noun.
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.
- 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.
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.