This lesson teaches your students to pay attention to small words, such as adjectives, adverbs, and verbs, to make a big difference in reading comprehension! Use as a stand-alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for *Close Reading: Introduction*.
Adjective practice at the third grade level includes an introduction to superlative and comparative descriptors. Comparative adjectives make a distinction between two objects, while superlative adjectives are used when describing the highest or lowest qualitative rank between more than two objects. These third grade adjective resources dig into this new layer of adjectives while continuing to boost students' language proficiency.
Clever Tools on Third Grade Adjectives
Third graders should know the general function of adjectives and how to properly use them in a sentence. This year, they begin to learn the specifics of comparative and superlative adjectives. A comparative adjective compares two subjects and typically ends in –er. Superlative adjectives are used when comparing more than two objects and usually end in –est. There are many tools in the Learning Library that center on these concepts. All of the effective academic lessons are developed by professional teachers and are carefully selected.
Similes That Describe ME! is a lesson plan that asks students to describe themselves, then challenges them to come with similes to those descriptors.-Er and -Est: Which is the Best? is a close look at superlatives and comparatives. Human Thesaurus is a hands-on activity that tasks third graders to write as many adjectives as possible on a mystery item and then receive points for how many they wrote down. In addition to more hands-on activities, there are online exercises, printable workbooks, and other helpful materials to advance lively lexicons.