Step 2: Teach Lesson
Ask the student what an Adjective is and write their definition on the board or on a piece paper. (A describing word). Ask the student
what their favorite adjectives are and make a list of as many as they can think of on the board.
Delicious, fun, pretty, smart, happy, sad, angry, rich, red, green, blue, cold, hot, sweet….
The teacher shows the student a bundle of grapes and ask the student what adjectives listed on the board could describe the look of
the grapes. Add words to the list as the student shouts them out: green, purple, round, small, oval, smooth, pretty, weird…
Now give the student a grape and ask them what the grape physically feels like to the touch: cold, round, wet, sticky…
Smell the grapes and instruct the student to do the same, add more adjectives to the board: fruity, sweet,…
Now eat one of the grapes and tell the student “Mmmm, delicious, sweet, a little sour, juicy, etc…” Let the student eat the grapes and
add more adjectives to the list.Now ask the student how they feel after eating the grapes: hungry, happy, satisfied…
Give the student the Discovering Adjectives
worksheet. Pass out 1 apple, 1 juice boxes, etc…
The student will write as many adjectives as they can think of in the box that corresponds with Look, Touch, Smell, Taste, and the
Feel (emotional) of the object.
As independent practice, the student will write a summary of the activity, using their favorite adjectives.
Ex. Today I worked to describe an apple. First, I just looked at the apple, it was round, red and inviting. Next, I touched the cool,
smooth apple and thought of more adjectives to describe it. Then, I ate the apple. It was delicious, juicy and
sweet. Finally I
described how eating the apple made me feel. It made me feel happy and satisfied, but also ready for lunch! All in all, it was a