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Adjectives Cornell Notes Subject: Adjectives What is an Adjectives describe adjective? nouns. How do I Adjectives answer the following questions about NOUNS: figure out if a word is an adjective? 1. What kind? 2. What color? 3. What size? 4. Which one? 5. How many? 6. Whose? (pronouns) How do I Adjectives hang diagram an diagonally to the right off adjective? the noun that they describe. The big boat floats. What 1. What is the verb? questions 2. Are there any helpers? do I need to ask? 3. Who or what the verb? 4. (Subject + verb) who or what? 5. (Word) is connected to which word? 6. What question does it answer? What My best friend will write. questions do I need to 1. What is the verb? ask? Answer: write 2. Are there any helpers? Answer: will 3. Who or what will write? Answer: friend My best friend will write. What questions do I need to 4. Friend will write who or what? ask? Answer: nothing 5. My is connected to which word? Answer: friend 6. What question does it answer? Answer: Whose? Before you Diagram… What are our six diagramming questions? 1. What is the verb? 2. Are there any helpers? 3. Who or what (the verb)? 4. (Subject + verb) who or what? 5. (Word) is connected to which word? 6. What question does it answer? GUIDED PRACTICE Diagram the following sentences. 1. The newest employee was chosen. 2. Those six little kittens have been meowing. 3. The intense storm will strike. 4. The new work boots have been ruined. 5. This large yellow star blazes. Diagramming Practice Pair up. Pair read and diagram the sentences. 6. The two upstairs neighbors stomped. 7. Their guitar music pervaded. 8. Its melodic sound distracts. 9. Annoyed residents were listening. 10. Your many noises pestered. Objective Check What makes up a sentence? What is a subject? What is the first question you ask before you diagram a sentence? The second question? What are some examples of helping verbs? What is an adjective? What do adjectives tell us about nouns? WW: Eleven Cents For the next 20 minutes, write a response to last night’s reading “Eleven Cents” explaining whose side you would take in the argument. Be prepared to share your response!
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