Grammar

What is an adjective?

Parts of speech, Describing words, Handwriting practice, ELA K-2, ELA 1st Grade

Grammar

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OVERVIEW

An adjective is a word that describes a noun (person, place, or thing). Adjectives make writing more detailed and more exciting. They tell us how something looks, smells, sounds, or feels.

Download our Find the adjective activity below.

This activity introduces children to adjectives. This activity has also been designed for handwriting practice.

Common Core Alignment:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.1.F Use frequently occurring adjectives.

EXAMPLE

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Red and big are adjectives because they

can describe nouns: a red dress, a big house.

Happy and funny are also adjectives because they

can describe nouns: a happy dog, a funny person.

Activities

adjectives activity

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Deep Dive

In line with both the Common Core Standards (US) and the National Curriculum (UK), children are expected to develop a mastery of grammar that will help them become proficient in their use of written and oral language.

Mastery of grammar requires an understanding of concepts such as the different parts of speech (e.g. noun, verb, adjective), the different tenses of verbs (e.g. play-played, go-went), the plural of nouns (e.g. pen-pens, box-boxes, man-men), the syntax of simple and complex sentences and questions, and the correct use of punctuation.

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