Students can practice the use of comparative and superlative adjectives or just adjectives in general in their writing. Included is a copy of the short article on how to create a sandcastle from Time for Kids. Students can read it to themselves quietly and then you could read it aloud as a class for further understanding. Once students have read the passage, they will be working to create their own writing piece about a sandcastle contest. Students will be acting a reporter and writing a short writing piece about a sandcastle contest that they covered. Within their paragraph students must include at least eight comparative or superlative adjectives about the events taking place in their creative sandcastle contest.
*Also included is an activity that asks students to create adjective riddles. Students will be asked to choose three common inventions or ideas to get started. Then they should write a riddle containing two or more adjectives to describe the object. They will be writing three riddles and then exchange riddles with a partner.