Lesson plan

Amazing Adjectives

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

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

(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.
(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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