Introduction to Adjectives or Describing words – 1st grade

Introduction to Adjectives or Describing words – 1st grade

The boy ate an apple. or The little boy ate a juicy apple.

Which of these two sentences is more interesting to read?

It is definitely the latter. The nouns, ‘boy and apple’ have been described using words like little and juicy. The description gives clarity to the sentence. This is what adjectives do. They describe a noun.

I have also created an anchor chart for adjectives. You can download it by clicking on the poster below.

 

 

adjective poster for grade 1 and grade 2

 

describing words ancho chart



 

There are various ways in which an adjective can describe a noun. We will go through each of them one by one along with examples. The adjectives have been highlighted in the examples.

Adjectives tell us about the size of a noun.

The tiny ants

An enormous dinosaur

A tall building

Adjectives tell us about the color of a noun.

A yellow banana

The green grass

The blue sky

Adjectives tell us about the shape of a noun.

A round ball

A chubby baby

Adjectives tell us about the behavior of a noun.

The turtle is slow.

The selfish man

Adjectives tell us about the taste of a noun.

The apple is sweet.

The lemon is sour.

The crab is delicious.

Adjectives tell us about the smell of a noun.

The flowers smell fresh.

The rice is fragrant.

The stinky trash can

Adjectives tell us about the look of a noun.

The scary ghost

The beautiful lady

Adjectives tell us about the quantity of a noun.

five glasses

countless crayons

Adjectives tell us about how a noun feels.

The pencil is sharp.

A tender coconut

A bumpy road

Adjectives tell us about how a noun sounds.

The music is loud.

A melodious voice

Adjectives tell us about the time.

An early morning

A historical monument

 

Any language would be boring without adjectives. Adjectives help us visualize the written word. Adjectives add depth and beauty to writing.

I have created a simple and interesting set of worksheets for Adjectives. It is available on my website. Click on the image below and it will take you to the page where you can download it FREE.

 

Adjectives or describing words Pack 1 for grade 1 and 2

Describing words Pack 1