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Hey everyone Im a student-teacher in a first grade classroom, I'm planning on doing a lesson on adjectives. If anyone has any good ideas or activities, I would love to hear some! Thanks


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I just did this last week. I used it as my mini lessons for writers workshop.

We made lists of words that "tell" color. Not just color words, but words that tell about the color of something. The kids came up with "Duke Blue", "Carolina Blue," and "Navy Blue" as well as dark and light...

Then, we did words that tell size and words that tell weather.

If you focus the children on a group of adjectives it is easier for them to catch on. Then, they were allowed on the first day to just write "A ______ is _______." For things in the classroom. The second day I asked them to reread something old and put some describing words in.

Another trick I have is when they are editing to add detail, I allow them to use colored pencils because they are making their writing more "colorful." It is special enough that it makes them enjoy editing.

Good luck!
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I had my first graders bring in a special item form home. Some brought stuffed animals, trophy's, etc. I brought a small stuffed animal and modeled how to choose adjectives about it.

I had them make a web, with the name of their item in the middle, and 5 describing words in the web. First we talked about what an adjective is of course.

The next day the wrote sentences using their web and drew a detailed picture.

We shared our writing to see if we thought the authors did a good job describing their items. The kids loved it!
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Here's a fun one!

Read Miss Rumphius to the class.
Have the kids paint a field of lupines on one long piece butcher paper.
Have them label the field of lupines with adjectives.
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Old 03-22-2009, 04:51 PM
 
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Here's one idea that could be used for Mother's Day also.

*Give everyone a heart jigsaw template ( attached) and have them fill each section with an adjective about mom and then decorate.

*Another great idea from a previous poster was to use a collection of old greeting cards. Have the children find and write all the adjectives they can and then make a greeting card of their own using lots of appropriate adjectives.

*Next idea: Read Lunch by Denise Fleming. A hungry mouse dines on foods that are each prefaced by two adjectives (eg. juicy, red) and each time he eats, a little bit stays on him. As you read, get the children to predict the food from the adjectives given before looking at the page. Afterwards brainstorm looks like/ smells like/ tastes like... adjectives.

Then, have each child make a page along the some lines as the book for an Appetizing Adjectives class book:

When the mouse woke from his nap he was very, very hungry. Then he ate...


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Tacky the Penguin - teaching adjectives
Old 03-22-2009, 07:15 PM
 
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"Tacky" books are great for teaching adjectives. These books have penguins with adjective names. They are Angel, Neatly, Perfect, Tacky, etc.

I have the kids create their own adjective name to help them see adjectives as describing words.
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Old 03-23-2009, 02:53 AM
 
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In another thread Katyproud mentioned to have each student take a plastic Easter egg home and find something that fits inside.. then have them describe it with adjectives (3 clues) to the class until the item is guessed. I thought it was a really good idea!
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Thanks!!!!!!!!!
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These are great ideas!!!!!!!!!
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A Picture Book Lesson
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involving Wilfrid Gordon MacDonald Partridge by Mem Fox that appears at Teach with Picture Books relies heavily on the use of adjectives.

My fourth grade class did this lesson as a cross-grade activity with a kindergarten class with great success, but it could also be done with kindergartners alone in a group setting versus paired.
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