January 14, 2012

Colorful Adjectives

I found this great activity last year from The Inspired Apple and have used it each year.  I had each student pick a card from the bag.  I had already written the colors on the cards that I wanted to use for the lesson.  After it was read the kids used their wipe off boards to predict if it was a red, orange, yellow, green, blue, or purple crayon.

Each crayon was colored and added to the chart.  The kids LOVED hearing the cool names.  Who wouldn't want to color with laser lemon, cornflower, inchworm, or jazzberry jam?

We discussed how important adjectives are in our reading and writing.  Each student picked one color to use in a sentence.  This was difficult for students last year so I knew to MODEL, MODEL, MODEL!!

Here's there work!

For the rest of the week the kids became OBSESSED with checking every crayon and marker color.  When they found one that was the same as our chart they made sure everyone knew it!!

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