Students get practice with grammar inspired by the story The Big Red Lollipop by Rukhsana Khan. Students get practice with inflectional endings s and es with singular and plural nouns and singular and present tense verbs doing a word sort. There is a poster helping to reinforce spelling and usage.
There is a worksheet with sentences from the story where students highlight the adjective in a sentence that modifies the underlined noun.
I like to give my students a red lollipop and have them discuss adjectives that describe the lollipop. We then do the lollipop craft included here. They love this activity. I simply have them cut the pieces out and attach them to a straw. They think that I'm the best teacher ever when they get a lollipop. I also like to take pictures of them pretend licking the lollipop for a bulletin board. Super cute!
There is one practice sheet to do whole class to study how an adjective works with a noun. Then students can play an illustrating game to reinforce the connection between adjectives and nouns.
How to play: Students take 1 adjective and 1 noun card and draw the picture. For example, a "red" "lollipop". They don't write the labels on their picture, but after they have illustrated the word cards, they show the class and see if the class can guess the adjective and the noun. If they can't guess, the student can give a hint. Most of the combinations will be silly, but that makes it fun for the students.
This game can be played whole class, small group, or independently. There are 2 illustration sheets included for whole group (1 drawing space) or small group (2 drawing spaces).
There are 36 adjective cards and 36 noun cards in both black and white or color versions to be printed, cut, and laminated so the game can be replayed. For additional practice, you may want to give 2 adjective cards with 1 noun card and see what your students do with their illustrations.
The last thing I have my students do is an opinion write on how they feel about the situation in the story with the little sister. Most students have strong opinions about fairness which leads to a rich discussion. It's a great opportunity to introduce cultures and make a tie with social studies.
Enjoy the story!