Lesson Plan

Adorable Adjectives!

Encourage your kids to describe the world around them with this vibrant lesson on adjectives. Using various images and their own vocabularies, students will write descriptions for a multitude of different things.
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Introduce your first grade learner to the exciting and descriptive world of adjectives with this grammar lesson plan. Adjectives are words that describe nouns (such as the word “adorable” in the phrase “adorable adjectives”). They are a fundamental part of speech and, when used correctly, can truly elevate a child’s reading and writing skills. After learning all about adjectives and the important role they play, children will practice identifying adjectives in sentences before coming up with their own adjectives to describe images using complete sentences.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to use adjectives in complete sentences to describe a variety of images.


(10 minutes)
  • On the board, write several phrases with adjectives. For example: "fuzzy caterpillar," "scruffy pirate," "happy puppy," or "sweet apple." Write at least eight sets.
  • Tell the students that they will learn about adjectives. Explain that adjectives are words that describe, or tell about, other words.
  • Draw their attention to the board, slowly and deliberately read each set of words.
  • Go back to the first phrase. Point to the adjective and draw a line underneath it. Tell the students that this word is an adjective because it describes the noun beside it.
  • Repeat this process with the next two phrases.
  • From the fourth phrase onward, let the students identify each adjective.