One way to do that is to add interesting adjectives to our writing.
But what is an adjective?
An adjective is a word that describes a noun.
Adjectives make writing more interesting and help the reader see what we are writing about. For example, which of these sentences paints a clearer picture in your mind?
The cat ran up the tree.
The drenched, terrified, yowling cat scurried up the wide, dark trunk of the tree.
The second sentence has adjectives that tell us a lot more about what is going on. It makes us want to know more!
We used the app Pic Collage to practice using adjectives. We chose a noun and thought of adjectives to describe that noun. Below are some of the Pic Collages we made.
Here are some adjectives by Tessa and Gavin describing the noun puppy.
Ruby and Jocelyn found some adjectives to describe the noun monkey.
Sara Jean, Kaiya, and Claire found adjectives to describe the noun unicorn.
Jaelyn, Ryan, and Kaydance found adjectives to describe the noun castle.
Jack and Kayla found adjectives to describe the noun tiger.
Some of us even had time to do a second activity using the app Chatter Pix. This app is a lot of fun and a fun way to learn about grammar!
Here is the Chatterpix that Conner and Ryan created about adjectives.
Here is the ChatterPix that Sara Jean and Jaelyn created using adjectives.
Check back for more ChatterPixes using adjectives!
Now that we have a good beginning understanding of adjectives, the next step is to be sure we use them in our writing.
Adjectives help our writing come alive and help to paint a picture in the reader's mind. Choose a sentence below and add some adjectives in the comment section to make it more interesting!
The boy walked into the forest.
The bird soared through the sky.
The car drove down the highway.
The dog barked at the girl.