Do you work on adjectives in your speech room?
Oh adjectives! My students finally start to understand the concept of describing, thanks to the AMAZING Expanding Expression Tool, but when we move towards adjectives, they have a hard time shifting! Am I the only one? Please tell me it isn’t just me! Well, I am going to share with you some ways I work on that shift!
First, I use adjectives in sentences. We identify the people, places, and things (and I remind the students that these are nouns). Once we know the noun, we look for a word being used to describe that noun. As soon as the students get the hang of identifying the describing word in the sentence, we discuss “what is it describing?” This isn’t just to identify the noun it is describing but I like to use the five senses to have students determine how these words came about!
Here you can see the chart I made on my dry erase board. We went through my sentences, found the adjective, then decided which sense was used to come up with that adjective. If students struggled with this, we went the reverse, I gave them just the noun and asked “does it have a sound? does it have a smell? etc.” We even make charts with just + and – whether or not the sense can be used with that noun.
Using the five senses really helps my students understand which words are adjectives and how can we come up with ones other than just “good!” Below you can see my students using this new FREEBIE to practice this skill that you can grab HERE!
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