I am doing the happy dance because I have compiled the top writing activities that kids go crazy over! I have tried and tested every single one of these activities, and each one receives a thumbs up from my children.
Then on these three buttons If you accidentally go past a noun you liked, hover over the adjective you don't want, and use the right-button on your mouse to "undo" your extra press of the button.
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Click here to tell us the name of the mentor text, to share a brief description of the text, and to explain how you'd use the book to inspire better writing from your students.
If we feature your idea at this page, you'll earn a resource for your classroom! Share a Mentor Text and Adjective Activity: What Is an Adjective? I use it when teaching students to not always choose the first descriptive word adjective that pops into their heads.
A really fun activity for young writers is to put them in groups of three or four, and have them create rhyming sets of three adjectives like the title of this mentor text--hairy, scary, ordinary.
You will need to walk around and help students be sure to ONLY choose adjectives for their set of words, which is a challenge when they have to rhyme. You'll want to model the process too; I use the words slinky, stinky, and inky for my modeling, and I make sure the students understand that pinky is a noun, which is not why it's on my list, though pink is an adjective.
When all the groups have at least one set of words, they can illustrate a poster that has all three words printed on it. These can hang around the room. What Lessons Strengthen Adjective Use? Share an activity you'd use before or after your students write: Click here to briefly share a technique you use to strengthen your students' awareness of adjectives that improve writing.
The models below are models of the kind of good ideas we're hoping teachers will share with us. When working with young writers, I like to discuss the magic of adjectives and talk about how these words help create pictures in the reader's mind. Their job is to list adjectives on the outside of the bag that will help us get a picture in our minds of what's inside.
When we regroup the kids love guessing what's inside based on the adjective clues their friends have written. A fun way I teach my Kindergarteners that number and color words are describing words called adjectives is by having them draw and decorate colorful spring kites.
I ask my students to draw and color up to three kites using two different colors and one design element such as stripes, dots, hearts, swirls, etc.
Then I have them practice writing sentences to describe their kites using number words, color words, and descriptive words, such as striped, dotted, etc.
The children share their sentences, and volunteers identify the correct kites and the describing words. Traits with Primary Writers as a "Thank you! Got your own technique for teaching adjectives.
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Hey teachers! What published work do you use to teach younger writers to carefully choose memorable and thoughtful adjectives while writing? Click here to tell us the name of the mentor text, to share a brief description of the text, and to explain how you'd use the book to inspire better writing from your students.
If we feature your idea at this page, you'll earn a resource for your classroom! Ursula K.
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Fill in the blank stories are a great way to teach kids how important descriptive words are. In each fill in the blank story or story starter, we’ve taken out key adjectives, verbs or adverbs so children can see just how much the story changes based on the descriptive words you choose.