Lesson Plan

Adjective Jumble: Mix and Match

This creative parts-of-speech lesson will have your students laughing out loud as they master making silly phrases using adjectives and nouns.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to pair nouns and adjectives to create basic phrases.

Introduction

(10 minutes)
Adjective Jumble
  • Make a T-chart on the board, and write noun on the left side and adjective on the right.
  • Ask for a volunteer to explain what a noun is.
  • After a few students have offered their ideas, chant aloud: A noun is a person (point to yourself), place, (point down to the floor of the classroom) or thing (tug on your shirt).
  • Explain to the students that the movement can remind them that they are nouns, the classroom and school are nouns, and their clothing is a noun (shirt, shoes, etc).
  • Call on a few students to brainstorm other nouns, and record them on your T-chart.
  • Ask your students what an adjective is.
  • After a few students have offered their ideas, remind the students that an adjective describes something.
  • Chant aloud: Ad- (hands to the right) jec- (hands to the left) tive (hands to the right) describes (hands start up on either side of your head) some (hands move to your middle) thing (hands move towards thighs). This movement is a fluid downward motion.
  • Explain to your students that the movement can help them remember that they can describe their hair by saying “brown, thin hair” or a shirt by saying “soft, yellow shirt.” Remind the students that brown, thin, yellow, and soft are all adjectives because they describe the noun.
  • Call on a few students to brainstorm adjectives, and record them on your T-chart.