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.
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.
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.