Editing writing by adding adjectives to nouns helps students become descriptive writers. Use this activity to build your student’s vocabulary and language usage, specifically the editing of writing by adding adjectives to nouns. Have your students choose a sentence, read it aloud, say the nouns, then discuss and choose which adjective best fits the noun. Students can work individually, but pairs are more effective, as students can brainstorm more adjectives and determine a better fit. This activity could also be used in a whole group setting where students rotate the cards, writing down each sentence in their notebooks or on a piece of paper.
Additional strategies to solidify understanding would be to have students circle, underline, or highlight adjectives and nouns once they are written down.