Activity for adjectives???

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  1. luv2teach415

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    I'm starting adjectives with my students. I'm also getting observed by my professor this week and I need an activity to do with adjectives. Any ideas??
     
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    I did an activity called "Appetizing Adjectives." The students created a restaurant menu using adjectives.
     
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    They can write a nice adjective about each other and put it in a bag on their desk. Just make a rule that they can't keep using "nice" over and over.
     
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    Write adjectives on slips of paper and nouns on another set. Have each child take one from each set and draw a picture depicting what they get. Could be funny - angry tree, slippery cow, etc.
     
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    For comparitives and superlatives, I gave each one a pretzel, a tortilla chip, and a cookie. They made a 3-sectioned chart out of construction paper. On the top, they drew one of the snacks, and underneath they wrote a sentence comparing it to each of the others (The chip is saltier than the cookie.) Then, on the back, the wrote a sentence for each using a superlative (The cookie is the thickest of the snacks). They enjoyed taking nibbles to compare the taste and coming up with the most creative words they could. They also definitely enjoyed eating them at the end!

    Also, we played "Beat that Word." They had a list of common adjectives (pretty, old, angry), and in partners used a thesaurus to find the most sophisticated adjective they could. I encouraged them to find words with 3+ syllables. Then, I collected their sheets and we voted on some of them...I read the words, and the wrote down the one they liked the best.
     
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    I put 6 different objects (glue, banana, stuffed animal, etc) in a bag and give each one to a different group. They list adjectives to describe the object. Next we rotate and each group reads the adjectives and makes a guess on paper as to what the object is. Then we go over all guesses and the objects are revealed. The group who gave the most descriptive details wins!
     
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    I play Password with my students - great for vocabulary, too. One "guesser" comes up to the front w/ his or her back to the board. I write the word on the board so everyone else can see it. Guesser calls on one students at a time where they must give ONE WORD clues - (you can make them use adjectives) to describe the "password." Student who gives the winning clue can be next "guesser." This is quiet and the kids love it!
     
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    I know this is really late, but I do concrete pictures. Each student comes up with a noun that they can draw really well. They draw it and color is to the preference and then write on the picture adjectives that describe the noun. I always tell them that if they cannot think of enough adjectives then they chose the wrong noun. :) My kids love doing this activity.
     

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