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The Case of the Missing Adjective

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This podcast is part of the series: The Lost Grammar Files


Mrs. Anderson and Second Grade Students-Karrisa, Kenzie, and Hannah


Owens Cross Roads Elementary,  

Madison County Schools


This podcast is the first in a series to teach grammar topics. The adjective episode teaches student to identify an adjective through a fun and mysterious search.

Length: 1:03

Content Areas: English/Language Arts

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

ELA2015 (1)
37. Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. [L.1.1]
a. Print all uppercase and lowercase letters. [L.1.1a]
b. Use common, proper, and possessive nouns. [L.1.1b]
c. Use singular and plural nouns with matching verbs in basic sentences (e.g., He hops; We hop). [L.1.1c]
d. Use personal, possessive, and indefinite pronouns (e.g., I, me, my; they, them, their; anyone, everything). [L.1.1d]
e. Use verbs to convey a sense of past, present, and future (e.g., Yesterday I walked home; Today I walk home; Tomorrow I will walk home). [L.1.1e]
f. Use frequently occurring adjectives. [L.1.1f]
g. Use frequently occurring conjunctions (e.g., and, but, or, so, because). [L.1.1g]
h. Use determiners (e.g., articles, demonstratives). [L.1.1h]
i. Use frequently occurring prepositions (e.g., during, beyond, toward). [L.1.1i]
j. Produce and expand complete simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences in response to prompts. [L.1.1j]
ELA2015 (1)
40. With guidance and support from adults, demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings. [L.1.5]
a. Sort words into categories (e.g., colors, clothing) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent. [L.1.5a]
b. Define words by category and by one or more key attributes (e.g., a duck is a bird that swims; a tiger is a large cat with stripes). [L.1.5b]
c. Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at home that are cozy). [L.1.5c]
d. Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs differing in manner (e.g., look, peek, glance, stare, glare, scowl) and adjectives differing in intensity (e.g., large, gigantic) by defining or choosing them or by acting out the meanings. [L.1.5d]
ELA2015 (3)
37. Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. [L.3.1]
a. Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in general and their functions in particular sentences. [L.3.1a]
b. Form and use regular and irregular plural nouns. [L.3.1b]
c. Use abstract nouns (e.g., childhood). [L.3.1c]
d. Form and use regular and irregular verbs. [L.3.1d]
e. Form and use the simple (e.g., I walked; I walk; I will walk) verb tenses. [L.3.1e]
f. Ensure subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement.* [L.3.1f]
g. Form and use comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified. [L.3.1g]
h. Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions. [L.3.1h]
i. Produce simple, compound, and complex sentences. [L.3.1i]


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