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Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Workbook
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Week 5 of this independent study packet for fifth graders covers the subject areas of reading, writing, and math.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Color Simon
Color Simon
Game
Color Simon
Match colors to the spoken word in this color-matching game that will have your child drumming up fun.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Game
Second Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 4
Second Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 4
Workbook
Second Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 4
This independent study packet covers essential topics to keep learning on track at home.
2nd grade
Social studies
Workbook
Second Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 3
Second Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 3
Workbook
Second Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 3
Get 5 more days of targeted practice with Week 3 of this independent study packet for second graders.
2nd grade
Social studies
Workbook
Adjectives Quiz
Adjectives Quiz
Game
Adjectives Quiz
We use adjectives to describe nouns. Practice identifying adjectives in this fun quiz.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Workbook
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Get 5 more days of activities with Week 2 of this independent study packet for fifth graders.
5th grade
Science
Workbook
Parts of Speech Sorting
Parts of Speech Sorting
Game
Parts of Speech Sorting
Sort nouns, verbs and adjectives in this game that's all about practicing parts of speech.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Workbook
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Week 2 of this independent study packet for fourth graders features five more days of targeted practice with reading, writing, math, science, and social studies.
4th grade
Science
Workbook
Animal Adjectives
Animal Adjectives
Game
Animal Adjectives
Huge, gray, and heavy ... it's an elephant! Kids match adjectives to animals in this whimsical parts of speech game.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Word Transporter: Adjectives and Nouns
Word Transporter: Adjectives and Nouns
Game
Word Transporter: Adjectives and Nouns
Which nouns are described by the adjective? In this silly parts of speech game, kids drag nouns to the adjective word transporter that they're described by.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
First Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 4
First Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 4
Workbook
First Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 4
This study packet offers a week of reading, writing, math, science, and social studies activities.
1st grade
Social emotional
Workbook
Sentence Builder: Adjectives and Adverbs
Sentence Builder: Adjectives and Adverbs
Game
Sentence Builder: Adjectives and Adverbs
Adjectives and adverbs can be tricky for kids to learn how to use properly. Help kids master this essential skill with this interactive sentence-building game.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Get into Grammar
Get into Grammar
Workbook
Get into Grammar
This workbook covers the basics of grammar, from parts of speech, to descriptive vocabulary, verb tenses and more!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Adding Adjectives
Adding Adjectives
Worksheet
Adding Adjectives
Children practice adding adjectives to sentences and words in this parts of speech worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Exciting Writing Prompts
Exciting Writing Prompts
Workbook
Exciting Writing Prompts
What might happen if Peter Pan and Alice went to Wonderland? What is life like in outer space? Second graders explore the power and fun of writing with a nudge from fun writing prompts.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Parts of Speech that Describe
Parts of Speech that Describe
Lesson Plan
Parts of Speech that Describe
Support your EL students in understanding and identifying parts of speech such as adverbs and adjectives in a text. This lesson plan can also support the lesson Varsity Parts of Speech Review.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Vocabulary 1
Vocabulary 1
Guided Lesson
Vocabulary 1
Vocabulary development helps second graders advance their reading and writing skills. This guided lesson uses exercises and techniques targeted to building vocabulary. Kids will be tasked with using descriptive adjectives, distinguishing between similar verbs and adjectives, and using context clues to determine the meaning of a word phrase. For more vocabulary boosters, check out the worksheets that align with this lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Reading Skills: Sentences to Stories
Reading Skills: Sentences to Stories
Workbook
Reading Skills: Sentences to Stories
The reading and writing practice in this workbook will get kids thinking about all the different parts that go into a good story, like vocabulary, structure and sequencing.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Parts of Speech
Parts of Speech
Workbook
Parts of Speech
Knowing your parts of speech is an important part of learning good writing skills. Learn the ins and outs of words with this packet that covers the eight different parts of speech.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Fill in the Blanks Story
Fill in the Blanks Story
Worksheet
Fill in the Blanks Story
Create your own crazy story with this fill-in-the-blank story! Your budding writer will practice parts of speech as he fills in missing parts of the story.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fact & Opinion Statements with Adjectives
Fact & Opinion Statements with Adjectives
Lesson Plan
Fact & Opinion Statements with Adjectives
In this lesson, your ELs will learn how to differentiate statements of fact and opinion in a nonfiction text using adjectives as a foundation for their understanding. This is a support lesson for Research: Where to Find the Answers.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Emoji Emotions
Emoji Emotions
Worksheet
Emoji Emotions
Students take emojis from text to paper, using them as prompts for identifying and reflecting upon their own feelings.
5th grade
Social emotional
Worksheet
Grammar Practice
Grammar Practice
Workbook
Grammar Practice
This workbook gives second graders practice in punctuation, and helps to develop their vocabulary with contractions and compound words.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Narrative Writing
Narrative Writing
Workbook
Narrative Writing
Prepare for a world of writing with this packet of exercises, tools and tips. Students learn a few ways to spice up writing, like sensory words, action verbs, supporting details, and point of view.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Find the Adjectives
Find the Adjectives
Worksheet
Find the Adjectives
Hit a home run with your child while learning about adjectives.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Adjective Resources

An adjective is a part of speech that modifies or describes a noun or a pronoun, such as the way something feels, looks, sounds or tastes. It answers questions like Which one? What kind? How many? It’s important to note that adjectives do not modify verbs, adverbs or other adjectives. There are countless adjectives to describe things, and you can teach students how to use them in their own writing using our resources and tools.

Learn More About Adjectives

If nouns are the thing, adjectives describe what that thing is like. Think of adjectives as activating our senses. Here are some common examples that we use every day to describe nouns and pronouns:
  • Taste: sweet, salty, sour, bitter, delicious
  • Touch: cold, hot, smooth, bumpy, hard
  • Sound: quiet, loud, deafening, shrill, muffled
  • Appearance: beautiful, ugly, tall, awkward, blonde
  • Color: red, black, yellow, green, bright, dark
  • Size: jumbo, immense, small, puny, majestic
  • Amount: some, countless, enough, few, every
  • Time: daily, regular, fast, slow, eternal
  • Emotion: loving, friendly, calm, obnoxious, silly
  • Person or personality: smart, rich, romantic, sassy, naughty
Adjectives have three degrees of comparison called positive, comparative and superlative. Regular adjectives with one syllable make their comparative and superlative forms by adding “er” and “est.”

Examples: loud, louder, loudest; cold, colder, coldest

Longer adjectives take on “more” and “most” in their degrees of comparison.

Examples: beautiful, more beautiful, most beautiful; romantic, more romantic, most romantic

There are also words that we don’t think of as adjectives, because they don’t necessarily stir our senses. These include:
  • Possessive adjectives: my, your, its, our, their
  • Demonstrative adjectives: this, that, those, what
  • Indefinite adjectives: some, many, a few
  • Interrogative adjectives: which, what
  • Articles: a, an, the
The world of adjectives is big and colorful. Once students master it, their reading and writing abilities will achieve a greater depth.