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What is an adjective?
Grammar

What is an adjective?

OVERVIEW

An adjective is a word that describes a noun (person, place, or thing). Adjectives make writing more detailed and more exciting. They tell us how something looks, smells, sounds, or feels.

Download our Find the adjective activity below.

This activity introduces children to adjectives. This activity has also been designed for handwriting practice.

 

Common Core Alignment:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.1.F Use frequently occurring adjectives.

EXAMPLE

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Red and big are adjectives because theycan describe nouns: a red dress, a big house. Happy and funny are also adjectives because theycan describe nouns: a happy dog, a funny person. can describe nouns: a red dress, a big house. Happy and funny are also adjectives because they can describe nouns: a happy dog, a funny person.

ACTIVITIES

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Deep Dive

Read our report on the Science of Reading. Research-based reading instruction must incorporate the 5 pillars of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. This report provides an easy to understand overview of each of these pillars and explains the important connection between how the brain learns to read (the Neuroscience of Reading) and how we teach children to read (The Science of Reading Instruction). It also explains why helping children build connections between letters and sounds, through phonics and phonemic awareness, is so crucial for the developing reading mind. This report is perfect for sharing with colleagues and friends!