This year, one of the goals was to get my kindergarten and 1st grade students to use adjectives to describe familiar objects or characters. In the fall, I tried being the crazy adjective lady. I thought it was a fantastic idea, but it didn’t translate well to my 1st grade class… they just thought I was crazy. Oh well. At any rate, this Spring, I used this lesson that also incorporated our previous learning goals — identifying characters in a story and using an idea web to organize thoughts.
Hook/Open: I play “I’m thinking of …” I start off with “a student” and see if they can guess who I’m thinking of. I keep adding details (adding adjectives) until they guess. This gets us started on the importance of words that describe nouns.
I also introduce the Montessori Symbol for Adjectives. Note: The students have already had nouns and…
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