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Author:Jeni Wilhite
System: Cullman County
School: Vinemont Elementary School
Lesson Plan ID: 16021

Adjectives in a Bag!


During this hands-on lesson, students learn to describe unknown objects by using adjectives. Students have the opportunity to practice using adjectives by exploring an Internet site.

Content Standard(s):
TC2(3-5) 1. Use input and output devices of technology systems.
TC2(3-5) 2. Use various technology applications, including word processing and multimedia software.
TC2(3-5) 8. Collect information from a variety of digital sources.
ELA2015(3) 37. Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. [L.3.1]
Local/National Standards:  
Primary Learning Objective(s):

Students will use adjectives to describe unknown objects. Students will identify adjectives in a writing sample. Students will use adjectives in their writing.

Additional Learning Objective(s):  
Approximate Duration of the Lesson: Greater than 120 Minutes
Materials and Equipment:

Bags, a varitey of objects to put in bags, highlighters (one per student)

Technology Resources Needed:

Computers with Internet access, LCD projector, printer, word processing software


Students must have experience typing using word processing software.

1.)Inform students that they are going to be learning about adjectives. Explain that students will not be given the definition for adjectives, but rather they will have to determine their own meaning of adjectives from an activity.

2.)Choose a student to come up to the front of the room. Have that student put his/her hand into the bag and describe what he/she feels.
Let the rest of the class try to guess what the object is in the bag from the clues given by the student describing the object.

3.)The teacher will label the bags on the board and list the adjectives that were used to describe each object.
Continue this activity until all unknown items have been identified.

4.)After the activity is complete, ask students to give their own definition of what an adjective might be. Help students come up with a working definition for adjectives.

This website has information about adjectives.

5.)Once students have a clear understanding of adjectives allow them to practice identifying the correct adjectives on the website below.
(Select a Word)
When entering this site Adjectives must be selected before beginning the activity. Students will have to identify the correct adjectives for each sentence.

6.)After students have time to practice identifying adjectives on the website, have them write a brief story using at least 10 adjectives.
Have students use word processing software to type their stories and publish them.
After students have completed their stories, allow them time to share their stories with the class.
Once everyone has shared their stories, have students exchange papers. Have students use a highlighter to highlight all the adjectives they can find in the story.
(Sample Character Traits)
A listing of numerous character traits.

7.)Adjectives and Character Traits
( Adjectives and Character Traits Handout)

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Assessment Strategies:

The teacher will assess students' stories for the correct use of adjectives. The adjective identification activity will be checked for accuracy.


Students may visit Read-Write-Think: Action Trait for an interactive activity on identifying an action and an accompanying character trait.

Each area below is a direct link to general teaching strategies/classroom accommodations for students with identified learning and/or behavior problems such as: reading or math performance below grade level; test or classroom assignments/quizzes at a failing level; failure to complete assignments independently; difficulty with short-term memory, abstract concepts, staying on task, or following directions; poor peer interaction or temper tantrums, and other learning or behavior problems.

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