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Noun phrases can give readers important information about the characters and settings of a story. This worksheet will help your students identify noun phrases that describe characters and settings in fictional texts.
Fourth graders are already familiar with adjectives, but they add more complex descriptors to their vocabularies this year. They also learn how to properly order adjectives when they use more than one at a time. This rule becomes intuitive with practice—the right order naturally sounds less clumsy, like hitting a clear note. There are traditional and unconventional resources in the Learning Library to enhance fourth graders' adjective use and make their writing shine.
Refreshing Fourth Grade Adjective Resources
Fourth grade adjective practice involves learning the correct order of words when using two or more adjectives. The rules seem random, but applying the proper order results in a smoother sounding sentence. For instance, the sentence "The pink tall flamingo stood on one leg," is awkward compared to, "The tall pink flamingo stood on one leg." A simplified version of adjective order starts with an observation, the physical description, the origin, material, then the modifier. Fourth graders also learn that articles such as a and an are adjectives. Education.com's Learning Library provides adjective practice that teach these new concepts and introduces advanced adjective vocabulary words.
Who Are You? is an academic look at adjective ordering through written self-portraits. This helps kids learn the sequencing that will later become intuitive. Adjectives in Informational Texts challenges students to write short summaries of nonfiction excerpts, which pushes kids to pack in as much description as possible. There are also numerous printable worksheets, a guided lesson, interactive hands-on activities, and more fourth grade adjective resources to expand vivid vocabularies.