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Ordering Adjectives. I can order adjectives in sentences according to conventional patterns. ELACC4L1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

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Ordering adjectives

Ordering Adjectives

I can orderadjectives in sentences

according to conventional patterns.


Elacc4l1
ELACC4L1

  • Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

    • d. Orderadjectives within sentences according to conventional patterns (e.g., a small red bag rather than a red small bag).


What are adjectives
What are adjectives?

  • Adjectives are words that describe or tell about nouns or pronouns.

  • Adjectives make sentences more interesting.

  • They give details that make your meaning clearer.

  • They tell what kind or how many.






Sort the adjectives
Sort the adjectives.

six

wicked

ghoulish

few

several

white

round


Highlight the adjectives in the sentences
Highlight the adjectives in the sentences.

  • Seven ghastly goblins haunted the young children.

  • We saw many pumpkins glowing orange that scary night.

  • My blonde wig didn’t match my costume, so I had to buy one black wig for fourteen dollars.


Which sentence sounds better
Which sentence sounds better?

  • The old green wicked witch cackled out loud.

  • The green wicked old witch cackled out loud.



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Ordering Adjectives

  • An opinion adjective explains what you think about something (other people may not agree with you).

  • For example: silly, beautiful, horrible, difficult

  • Halloween opinion adjectives???


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Ordering Adjectives

  • A size adjective, of course, tells you how big or small something is.

  • For example: large, tiny, enormous, little


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Ordering Adjectives

  • An age adjective tells you how young or old something or someone is.

  • For example: ancient, new, young, old


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Ordering Adjectives

  • A shape adjective describes the shape of something.

  • For example: square, round, flat, rectangular


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Ordering Adjectives

  • A color adjective, of course, describes the color of something.

  • For example: blue, pink, reddish, gray


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Ordering Adjectives

  • An origin adjective describes where something comes from.

  • For example: French, lunar, American, eastern, Greek


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Ordering Adjectives

  • A material adjective describes what something is made from.

  • For example: wooden, metal, cotton, paper


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Ordering Adjectives

  • A purpose adjective describes what something is used for. These adjectives often end with “-ing”.

  • For example: sleeping (as in “sleeping bag”), catching (as in “catching mitt”)



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Ordering Adjectives

  • Click here to practice.


On your own
On your own…

  • Write a sentence using three or more adjectives IN ORDER.

  • gigantic

  • four

  • orange

  • roasted

  • scary

  • round

  • farm-raised


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