Grade: Elementary
Subject: Language

#3628. A Little Fun with Adjectives

Language, level: Elementary
Posted Mon Jan 30 13:19:58 PST 2006 by Kelli Butler (
Ben Hagood Elementary School, Pickens County Schools, USA
Activity Time: 45 Minutes
Concepts Taught: Adjectives

1.South Carolina Standard:

4-W1.5 -- Demonstrate the ability to edit for language conventions such as spelling, capitalization, punctuation, agreement, sentence structure (syntax), and word usage.

Students will become familiar and aware of adjectives, how they are used in sentences, how to find them in sentences, and how to determine if they are used in the correct format.


Students will be able to identify, by playing tic-tac-toe, the correct way to use an adjective in a sentence.
Students will be able to write, by words on the board, adjectives such as happy, happier, and happiest, for practice on their own and use them in a sentence correctly.


White board
Tic-tac-toe game board and pieces( This should be pre-made by the teacher. You can laminate a piece of poster board and draw the tic-tac-toe lines on it before laminating. To make the x's and o's, you can cut these out on the die-cut machine at your school or local teacher store. You should have these laminated as well for future use.)
Sentences on transparency
Overhead projector
Words on Sentence Strips
Notebook paper


The teacher will talk about what we have been discussing this week; Adjectives
The teacher will ask the students to recall things about adjectives that they have learned this week. After discussion, I will restate what the students recalled about adjectives and anything they may have left out.
The teacher will then divide the class down the middle to play Tic-tac-toe with adjectives.
The teacher will then go over the rules and set boundaries for the students
The teacher will then show a sentence on the overhead and team A will have a chance to determine the correct form of the adjective that should be used in the sentence
If team A answers incorrectly, team B gets a chance to steal. It will then be team B's turn.
Play game until either team wins tic-tac-toe
The teacher will have students go back to their seats, and pull out 1 piece of notebook paper
The teacher will have students look at the board at the words on the sentence strips.
The teacher will instruct the students to write ten correct sentences using those ten adjectives.
The teacher will walk around to monitor students and to help any student who needs assistance.

6.Accommodations and Modifications:

Students will receive immediate feedback from the activity completed in class and redirection will be given as needed. Visual and Auditory learners are accommodated.


Overhead projector


Non-formal assessment will be conducted through questioning of students.
Formal assessment:
1.Students will complete ten sentences using adjectives from the board in their correct form. Students will be turning this in for a grade.
2.The teacher will observe students playing tic-tac-toe and redirection will be given immediately if needed throughout the game.