Adjectives and Adverbs Or really windy? Is it real windy?
By the end of this presentation you will be able to use an adjective and an adverb correctly.
BrainPop! Adjectives http://www.brainpop.com/english/grammar/adjectives/
Adjectives • An adjective is a word that describes a person, place, thing, or idea. Adjectives describe how things look, smell, feel, taste, sound. • Adjectives modify NOUNS and PRONOUNS telling which one, what kind, or how many. • The adjectives a,an, and the are called articles. • The adjectives this, that, these and those are called demonstrative adjectives. ***Watch the Schoolhouse Rock video on ADJECTIVES! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkuuZEey_bs&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1&safe=active
Let’s practice after the video! • Circle each adjective and underline the word it modifies. • Example: You are smart! • Rory is a stinky dog. • My cat has white long whiskers. • The round, silver spaceship carried two green aliens. • My backpack is purple and gray. • Create your own! • _______________________________________
BrainPop! Adverbs • http://www.brainpop.com/english/grammar/adverbs/
Adverbs • An adverb describes or modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. Adverbs answer the questions how, when, where, or to what extent. • Often ends in –ly, but not always. Example: The very difficult test lasted three hours. • 6th graders eagerly tried to earn ravens. ***Eagerly modifies the word try (which is a verb) and tells us “how” they were trying. ***Watch the Schoolhouse Rock video on ADVERBS! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14fXm4FOMPM&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1&safe=active
Identifying AdjectivesUnderline the adjectives in the following story. Can you find all the adjectives in the narrative? There are 41. Example: Which one (Those toys), What kind (Big, green frogs), How many (Most people), Articles (The book is on a table.) A tarantula is the common name of a group of large hairy spiders. Tarantulas are found in warm climates such as the southern and western Unites States and in the Tropics. Some tarantulas may live twenty years or more. The name tarantula comes from a wolf spider found near Taranto, Italy. One of the world’s largest spiders is the bird spider. Found in South America, it is a type of tarantula. Some bird spiders live in the trees and eat small birds. In Brazil there are some tarantulas that eat small reptiles and amphibians. Tarantulas found in the U.S. are quiet creatures that live in burrows. The main way these tarantulas have to defend themselves is to fling thousands of microscopic, irritating body hairs into the air by rubbing motions of the hind legs. The bite of these tarantulas is no more dangerous to people than a bee sting.
Identifying AdverbsRead the following passage and underline all of the adverbs. There are eleven. A bird of prey is described as a very large bird that usually hunts small animals. Birds of prey have extremely strong curved bills and very strong claws. They are also known as raptors. These birds feed mainly on other vertebrate animals, especially mammals. These birds are primarily predatory but many include carrion or dead animals in their diet. Some feed only on dead animals. The features common to this group of birds include a very mighty hooked beak. The legs are short and extremely powerful. All of the toes have very large, sharply pointed and curved claws. These birds’ vision is particularly acute, and the sense of smell seems to be better developed in carrion-eaters than the others. • The excruciating long school day put Wanda in • a bad mood. She was very tired and just • wanted to go home to relax. • excruciatingly • worser • real • No change is necessary. • The excruciating long school day put Wanda in A • a bad mood. She was very tired and just BC • wanted to go home to relax. • excruciatingly • worser • real • No change is necessary.