What is an adjective?

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What is an adjective?

  1. 1. What is an adjective?<br />
  2. 2. Adjectives are words that<br />describe<br />
  3. 3. They sharpen<br />and polish<br />the meaning of the nouns around them.<br />
  4. 4. paint a picture<br />They help the writer<br />with words<br />
  5. 5. Adjectives <br />modify<br />
  6. 6. Modify = <br />to change slightly<br />
  7. 7. What else do <br />we modify?<br />
  8. 8. cars<br />
  9. 9. recipes<br />
  10. 10. motorcycles<br />
  11. 11. electronics<br />
  12. 12. Words <br /> can be modifiedtoo<br />
  13. 13. adjectives<br />We do this with<br />
  14. 14. Adjectives<br /> usually answer one of the following questions…<br />
  15. 15. What kind?<br />
  16. 16. Which one?<br />
  17. 17. How many?<br />
  18. 18. How much?<br />
  19. 19. Lets add some adjectives to a couple of sentences.<br />
  20. 20. The man <br /> was walking <br /> his dog.<br />
  21. 21. What are the nouns we want to<br />modify ?<br />
  22. 22. dog<br />man <br />&<br />
  23. 23. Now, let’s<br />modify,<br />or slightly change, <br />man and dog.<br />
  24. 24. Lets ask some <br />questions<br />
  25. 25. What kind of man?<br />tall<br />short<br />young<br />old<br />
  26. 26. The tall, young man<br />
  27. 27. What kind of dog?<br />Large<br />Small<br />Black<br />White<br />
  28. 28. The large, black, dog<br />
  29. 29. Now we have a sentence <br /> that draws us a <br />better picture.<br />
  30. 30. The tall, young, <br /> man <br />was walking the large, <br /> black, <br /> dog.<br />
  31. 31. That’s <br /> what<br />adjectives<br /> do!<br />
  32. 32. Lets try another one…<br />
  33. 33. The <br />bird <br />had <br /> food.<br />
  34. 34. The nouns we want to <br />modify are…<br />bird <br /> & <br />food<br />
  35. 35. What kind of bird?<br />robin<br />pigeon<br />crow<br />Blue Jay<br />
  36. 36. The <br />robin<br /> had <br /> food.<br />
  37. 37. Which robin?<br />fat<br />baby<br />hungry<br />noisy<br />
  38. 38. The hungry<br />baby robin<br /> had food.<br />
  39. 39. What kind of food?<br />Worms<br />Bugs<br />Beetles<br />Bread crumbs<br />
  40. 40. The hungry, <br /> baby robin had <br /> bread crumbs.<br />
  41. 41. How many bread crumbs?<br /> some<br /> several<br /> a few<br />
  42. 42. Here is our new sentence,<br />sharpened<br /> and polished<br /> with modifiers<br />
  43. 43. The hungry, baby robin had a few <br /> bread <br /> crumbs.<br />
  44. 44. Now that you’ve seen <br />what adjectives can do…<br />it’s your turn!<br />
  45. 45. On your paper, rewrite the sentence you will see on the final slide. <br />Add at least <br />3 adjectives<br />to modify the nouns.<br />
  46. 46. Then we’ll go <br />around the room, <br />and you can share<br /> your sentences!<br />
  47. 47. Be prepared <br />to share with <br />the class<br />twoquestions<br />you answered <br />with the adjectives <br />you added!<br />
  48. 48. Here’s your sentence:<br /> The boy is <br /> throwing <br /> the ball.<br />

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