Objectives- The students will be able to work together to put on a fashion show in which
they describe what the other students are wearing while using correct sentence order.
Topic- Adjective Order
Materials- Magazines, children’s books, handout from teacher, pictures, the student body
Time- 2 hr. 30 minutes
Interaction- TS, SS, ST
Potential Problems- students may have difficulty with sentence order given their native
Vocabulary- hat, pants, shirt, sweater, pants, shorts, skirt, scarf,buttons, zipper, belt, red,
orange, yellow, blue, green, brown, orange, black, white, small, little, big,
Begin by showing pictures of the various vocabulary words:i.e. hats, t-shirts, pants, ect. Ask the
students if they know what each of the items is before writing it on the board and saying out
Next read a children’s story and emphasize the sentences with adjectives in them. Write some of
the sentences on the board and point our the nouns and adjectives.
Had out a teacher created essay (one that includes all of the vocabulary words). Have the
students work in pairs circling the sentences with adjectives in them. Have them underline the
noun and circle the adjective.
Follow up the activity with a group discussion. Ask the students what they notice about the
order. Then say, “when an adjective accompanies a noun, it normally precedes it.”
Pass out magazines and have the group work in pairs. Instruct them to write sentences describing
the clothes. Have a group discussion and ask each person to share a sentence they developed.
Have the group give feedback if there are any mistakes and provide input when necessary.
The students will work in groups of four.
There will be one Announcer and three modals in each group.
The students work together to describe what each of the student’s is wearing for example:
“This is Janet, she is wearing a silky blue blouse and jean pants.” Encourage students to get
really specific, for example, “Dan’s sweater has three large green buttons.”
The following class have each of the students stand up an describe what they are wearing.