Teaching Adjectives with SHOW & TELL
Today I'm going to share with you one of my favorite lessons to teach! It's the HOOK I use to begin our unit on adjectives.
Round 1... Round, small, juicy, soft, delicious, sweet, healthy, sticky, fruity, orange
What is it!?! A TANGERINE! (Almost everybody will guess orange. Tricky teacher!) :)
We begin talking about how all of the clues I gave are words that DESCRIBE the tangerine. The words describe how the mystery item looks, smells, feels, and tastes.
Time for Round 2... Mouthwatering, sweet, small, yummy, sticky, rectangular, pink, stretchy, flavorful, chewy
At this point, the kids are bouncing around with excitement. Then I tell them the best part... they get a turn! Over the next week, I'll send home a brown paper bag with each student. The directions are stapled to the paper bag so the parents know exactly what is going on. It's important that the child choose something that fits inside the bag, and something that they can describe using only adjectives.