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The Adjective Bandit...What Would Life Be Like Without Adjectives?

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Mrs. C. Johnson


Nathaniel H. Stephens Elementary School

Alexander City School System


"The Adjective Bandit" is a four-minute video of students who are pretending to be a news team.  The news team is reporting on a robbery of adjectives in the school.  The robber is known as "The Adjective Bandit".

Length: 04:54

Aligned to the following ALEX lesson plan:

Picturing Parts of Speech

Content Areas: English/Language Arts

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

ELA2015 (4)
38. Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. [L.4.1]
a. Use relative pronouns (who, whose, whom, which, that) and relative adverbs (where, when, why). [L.4.1a]
b. Form and use the progressive (e.g., I was walking; I am walking; I will be walking) verb tenses. [L.4.1b]
c. Use modal auxiliaries (e.g., can, may, must) to convey various conditions. [L.4.1c]
d. Order adjectives within sentences according to conventional patterns (e.g., a small red bag rather than a red small bag). [L.4.1d]
e. Form and use prepositional phrases. [L.4.1e]
f. Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-ons.* [L.4.1f]
g. Correctly use frequently confused words (e.g., to, too, two; there, their).* [L.4.1g]

National/Other Standards:



Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information).




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