Awesome Adjectives!

Contributor: Beth Price. Lesson ID: 10047

Adjectives take plain, boring old nouns and make them more interesting and useful! Learn about interesting, helpful, important adjectives, using fun, singing videos, and online adventure games!


Verbal Communication

English / Language Arts
learning style
personality style
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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Look at the apples in the picture above.

  • Do you like to eat apples? Why?

Apples are a great snack and are good for you. Think about the apple.

  • What does it look like?
  • What would it taste like?
  • Is it big, or is it small?
  • How does it feel when you touch it?

Get ready for some fun videos and games about adjectives!

  • What words did you use to describe or tell about an apple?
  • What color is the apple?
  • Is it smooth or rough?
  • What words could describe the taste of the apple? Sweet? Sour? Juicy?

Print out the Word Web Graphic Organizer from the Downloadable Resources in the right-hand sidebar and complete it with words that describe the apple.

Write the word "Apple" or draw or paste a picture of an apple in the middle box. Then write some descriptive words in the surrounding circles.

All the words you used to describe the apple are called adjectives.

Adjectives describe naming words or nouns. Adjectives make our reading, speaking, and writing more interesting and informative.

Describe something else.

  • Do you have a pet or favorite stuffed animal?

Think about your pet or stuffed animal.

  • How can you describe it?

Use your five senses to describe your animal.

  • How does it look, feel, sound, or smell?

Taste is another sense, but don't taste your animal!

Is your animal . . .

  • big or small?
  • loud or quiet?
  • black, brown, white, or another color?
  • soft or rough?

Learn more about adjectives with the following video.

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