Lesson Planning of Adjectives
Students` Learning Outcomes
- Identify describing word as adjectives.
- Use adjectives of quantity, quality, size and colour.
Information for Teachers
- Adjectives are describing words. They tell us more about nouns. For example:
- A red box
- A long snake
- Three apples
- A brave girl
- Adjectives are of different kinds.
- They are of quantity, quality, size and colour.
- He is a boy.
- He is a good boy.
- He is a tall boy.
- He is wearing a yellow shirt.
- The words: good, tall, thin, handsome and well-dressed here describes the noun(boy), yellow describes the shirt of the boy.
- While teaching the lesson, consult the textbook where applicable.
Material / Resources
Writing board, chalk / marker, duster, pencil, textbook
- Ask the students the following questions to introduce the concept of adjectives and note the responses of the students on the board.
- What is the colour of your bag? (Expected answer may be as; black/pink/red/blue, etc.)
- Tell them that a bag is a noun and the words black/blue/pink/red are describing this noun.
- Tell them that these are adjectives of colour.
- Then ask how much work they have to do. (Expected answer may be as; a little, half, etc.)
- This is an adjective of quantity.
- Then ask whether the bag is big or small. (Big or small are the adjectives of size)
- Then ask ‘is your bag clean or dirty?’ (Expected answer may be as; clean /dirty, these are adjectives of quality)
- Question can be asked about their uniform/shoes or books to further clarify the concept.
- Ask the students to do the following and note their responses on the board.
- Touch your book and tell if it is soft or hard.
- Take out your pencil and tell its colour.
- Are you a fast or slow runner?
- Look at the class and tell if it is clean /dirty.
- Explain to them how the words hard, soft, colours (black, red) describe the nouns.
- Write the following words on the board.
- Ask the students to choose adjectives from them.
- Then instruct them to write the adjectives in the respective columns of quantity, quality, size, and colour.
- It can be done as board activity or students can be asked to do it in their notebooks.
Sum up / Conclusion
- Write the following on the board and ask the students to tell to which category of adjective they belong?
- Ask students to write a role play on a new topic, for example a child who is telling his parents what kind of a pet dog or cat he/she wants.
- Help them with spellings if they need help.
- Divide the students into pairs.
- Write the following sentences on the board and ask them to copy and underline the adjectives from them.
- Ahmad is a tall boy (Adjective of quality)
- Amna is a nice girl. (Adjective of quality)
- She is wearing green shirt.(Adjective of colour)
- Dog is a faithful animal. (Adjective of quality)
- The tea is hot. (Adjective of quality)
- I have two brownbags (Two is an adjective of quantity, brown is an adjective of colour)
- Ahmad lives in a big house. (Adjective of size)
- Sarah has red shoes. (Adjective of colour)
- Samina has many bags. (Adjective of quantity)
- My dog has a long tail. (Adjective of quantity)
- All the above mentioned adjectives have been underlined for the help of the teacher.
- Ask the students to use the following adjectives in sentences (black, small, big, good, heavy, seven)
- Ask students to take turns doing a role play. The student will pretend to be looking for something, and the other will pretend to help him /her to find it and will ask question about it.
- You can make students practice the given dialogues:
Role play 1
1ststudent: I have lost my shirt. Has anyone seen it?
Helpers:How does it look like? What colour was it?
1ststudent: It was blue with dots on it.
Helpers:Was it of big or small size?
1ststudent: It was of small size.
Helpers:What about the fabric?
1ststudent: The fabric was very soft and a little shiny too.
Helpers:Oh, here it is, a blue and white, small, soft and shiny shirt!
(Blue, white, beautiful, nice, good, short, three, pink, oily, small, big)