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Mad About Adjectives

Through a series of lessons, students learned about adjectives. I used items such as music, an interactive bulletin board, a ed graphic organizer and an opportunity for students to present work to make a normally boring subject much more interesting. This lesson was taught to a 4th Grade during my first few weeks as a student teacher. Assessing Prior Knowledge:
We began by singing a familiar song. Students circled words which they believed . to be adjectives, as we sang. This is the tool I used to assess prior knowledge:

A Lesson on Adjectives

Frosty the Snowman
Frosty the Snowman Was a jolly happy soul With a corncob pipe and a button nose And two eyes made out of coal Frosty the Snowman Is a fairytale they say He was made of snow But the children know How he came to life one day There must have been some magic In that old silk hat they found

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Instruction:
Next, we were introduced to Frosty. We held a quick contest to give him a name filled with adjectives. We came up with: adjectives. with “Frosty, the Old, Cold, Bold Snowman” Frosty served as our interactive bulletin board. Each time we discussed a new thing about adjectives, we added the correct labels to Frosty. Students were asked to refer back to their set of lyrics and see if they missed any adjectives the first time we looked for them. Students received direct instruction on adjectives as well as independent practice.

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Assessment: Students received a text generated assessment on adjectives that took place over two parts. In addition, students were given an assignment to write their own Madlibs. On the due date, we asked our classmates for types of adjectives and shared our silly stories in our very own “Coffee House,” in which we sipped hot chocolate, listed to jazz and laughed a lot.

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Name_________________________ Due Date: February 6, 2009
MADLIB ADJECTIVE PROJECT

All conventions have been met (spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc.) 4 3 2 1

Madlib includes 5 descriptive adjectives. 4 3 2 1

Madlib includes 1 proper adjective, and 1 adjective of comparison. 4 3 2 1

Madlib includes a minimum of 2 well developed paragraphs. The first paragraph can describe the setting, characters and introduce the event. The second paragraph can include the climax and conclusion. 4 3 2 1

Writing is neat and legible. 4 3 2 1

Directions: • Write a 2 paragraph Madlib. Try writing the rough draft including your adjectives. Then, for your final draft, put lines in and label the type of adjective in the spot where your adjectives had been. We will be learning about adjectives of comparison over the next week. If you would like to work ahead, try adding the adjective of comparison in later, or look at the text or diagram to help you. Here’s your chance to be creative. Write about a time you went to a sporting event, a Valentine’s Day gone wrong, a crazy camping trip… whatever comes to mind! Madlibs can get silly. Be respectful and don’t use names of people you know or classmates. We will be sharing these with our classmates, take time to be creative and present your best work to your classmates.

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