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I don’t know about you, but one of my biggest pet peeves, and
habit I have the most difficulty breaking in my students, is using
adjectives like “cool”, “awesome”, “good”, and “bad”. I have tried
various methods of teaching my students why these adjectives
aren’t very “good” adjectives, meaning they aren’t specific or
descriptive. I think I have finally solved my conundrum (and hopefully
yours!) I created this unit as a FUN and ENGAGING way of teaching
students about adjectives and how to use them in their writing.
This unit contains 5 different lessons you can use to teach
your students how to use adjectives in their writing. Each lesson
builds upon the previous one, creating a scaffolded learning
experience. These 5 interactive activities will help your students
learn to identify, define, generate, revise, and write various types
of adjectives. Your students will enjoy sharing their knowledge with
their peers during several cooperative learning strategies to help
their classmates better use adjectives in their writing. As a summative assessment students will write their own descriptive
paragraph using adjectives, and will be able to illustrate a friend’s
paragraph to test their peer’s adjective use!
These activities are in presentation form, so you will be able
to use them in a whole-group setting on your smart board or
projector. I’ve also included printable resources for you to utilize
with your students.
I hope these activities are very engaging and entertaining for
your students, and help them be cognizant of utilizing descriptive
adjectives in their writing!