2 colorful picture posters filled with adjectives that describe characters. Use for character analysis, adding details in writing, and learning about adjectives, then display for use in independent writing.
First, I choose a few students to come to the front of the class, one at a time, and ask the other students to tell me something about them using the sentence frame, "I think ____ is ___ because he/she ____." They are usually simple adjectives such as nice, funny, happy. Then, I tell them that words we use to tell about people and other nouns are called Adjectives. Adjectives make our stories more interesting and help the reader get a better picture in their head about what the author is saying. Next, I have them open their books to a story we have already read and we use the sentence frame to describe the characters as a class. After, I show them the posters and we review the different adjectives. Finally, I have them think of their favorite character in a story they have read and ask them to describe it for independent practice. This is repeated with people in their family, people in their community, and other characters as we read more stories and they begin to use adjectives in their speaking and writing independently.