Learning About Adjectives

Fatima Ravasco

Students will be able to name adjectives by describing their favorite characters from the teacher’s story and their own favorite stories.

Grade Level: K - 2nd

Subject: English/Language Arts

Length of Time: 30 - 40 Minutes

Objectives & Outcomes

The learners should be able to give adjectives to any describe any noun the teacher provides.

Materials Needed

  • Any story that has characters to be described
  • Papers for each student
  • Pencils for each student


Opening to Lesson

  • Ask the class if they know the story of the Three Little Pigs (the teacher can choose whichever story he/she likes).
  • Tell students that it is your favorite story and ask them to listen respectfully for those who don’t know it yet. Ask them to look at the pictures and drawings as you read them the story of the Three Little Pigs.
  • After reading the story, ask them which pig they like and dislike in the story.
  • Ask them why they like and dislike the pig which they answered.
  • As they tell you their reasons, write down all the adjectives that you hear in their answers. You can write the adjectives on to the board.
  • Tell students that any word that describes things we like or dislike are called adjectives.

Body of Lesson

Guided Practice

  • Invite some students to act out their favorite characters from the story then ask the class to describe characters they portrayed. Remind them that the words they are using to describe are called adjectives.

Independent Practice

  • The students will be asked to write or draw at least two adjectives for every person, thing, place, or animal the teachers tells them. They must write it on their paper. If some students have trouble spelling, write some adjectives on the board.


  • Ask the class to tell you what they learned about adjectives.
  • Ask them the best adjectives that they can give for their parents, family, and friends.
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Assessment & Evaluation

Teacher can use the adjectives students wrote down during Independent Practice as a form of formal or informal assessment.

Modification & Differentiation

Teacher can provide an adjective chart with many adjectives listed on it. This will help students who have trouble with the language or with organizing their thoughts.

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