Adjectives are one group of very important words that we use in our writing. One definition of adjectives that Mrs S used told us that they “give life and personality to all the people and things we speak and write about” ( Del Merrick, 2009, Blake’s Grammar Guide for Primary Students, p. 11). One of our class members suggested that they add important details to our work.
We watched a great video from Schoolhouse Rocks called Unpack Your Adjectives. Take a look at how adjectives help to describe what happened on the camping trip.
We worked on adding adjectives to a piece of writing by using our ActivExpressions so that everyone could add a different adjective to the same story. Take a look at our suggestions. Each one would make the story sound quite different.
All of these adjectives help to tell us more about the noun they are describing. Each of these adjectives helps us to create a picture in our minds.