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Nouns and Adjectives

 

 

Learning about nouns and adjectives through characters and settings in stories

  

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A noun is a word that names people , places or things

 

people

cinderella

Cinderella

places

pink-castle

palace

things

pumpkin

pumpkin

 

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A setting is the place where a story is set.

Characters are who is in a story.

 

In this picture from a story…

 

the woods is the setting

wolf-in-the-woods

the word woods is a noun it tells us the name of a place

the wolf is a character

wolf-in-the-woods

the word wolf is a noun it tells us the name of a character

 

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We need nouns and adjectives to describe a setting

 

nouns name things in the setting

pink-castle

palace

nouns tell us the name

and adjectives describe these things

pink-castle

the pink palace

adjectives describe the noun

 

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Questions

 

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pink-castle

 

write-your-answer 1. Write an adjective that would describe each of the nouns below.

 

a. the ______ turrets 

b. the ______ windows 

c. the _______ doors

 

write-your-answer 2. Which word belongs in the blank space below?

 

girl

red-riding-hood

noun = name

the ______ girl

red-riding-hood

adjective = description      

 

write-your-answer 3. Write an adjective that would describe each of the nouns below.

the-3-bears

a. the _______ bears

b. the _______ horse

c. the _______ handbag

 

write-your-answer 4. Write the noun that belongs in each of the the spaces below

the-3-little-pigs

a. the three _______

b. the straw _______

c. the crafty _______

 

write-your-answer 5. Which of the nouns above could be a setting in a story?


 

write-your-answer 6. Which of the nouns above could be characters in a story?


 

 An adjective can be used before or after the noun it is describing

the glass slipper

glass-slipper

the slipper was glass

glass-slipper

 

write-your-answer 7. Write another adjective that would describe the slipper

 

a. the _______ slipper

b. the slipper was ________

gold-castle

The yellow flags on the tall turrets.

 

write-your-answer 8. Which word (or words) is a noun


write-your-answer 9. Which word is describing the flags?


write-your-answer 10. Which word is describing the turrets?


write-your-answer 11. Which two words are adjectives?


 

Adjectives can be used to describe what characters are like

 

write-your-answer12. Write an adjective that describes each character’s personality

wolf-in-bed

a. ________

wolf-blows-house-day

b. ________

 

Adjectives can be used to describe what characters feel like

 

write-your-answer 13. Write an adjective to describe how each character feels

cinderella

a. ________

3-little-pigs

b. ________

 

Adjectives can be used to describe what settings look like

 

write-your-answer 14. Write an adjective to describe what each setting looks like

woods

a. ________

ice-princess

b. ________

 

The same setting can feel different

 

write-your-answer 15. Write an adjective to describe how the woods would feel...

woods

If the Three Bears were out for a nice walk in the woods before breakfast then these woods would feel…

a. ________

woods

If you were Red Riding Hood and you thought there was a wolf hiding behind a tree then these woods would feel…

b. ________

 

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Descriptive Writing Activity

 

Write a short description of this farm.

Include in your description the colour of the barn, how many chicks there are and what the cow looks like.

farm-descriptive-writing-activity

 

punctuation reminders

 

Use capital letters and full stops in your sentences.

Check that your sentences make sense.

 

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time-to-think

End of lesson Thinking Activity

You will learn more if you think about how you are learning.

 

make-some-notes The hardest question I had to answer was… 

metacognition-activity

 

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Homework

 

Download English stories homework 2

 

   Traditional Stories - Homework 3

 


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