This powerful grammar resources pack provides everything you need to teach a series of five lessons on adjectives, culminating in an extended writing task where children can use their grammatical understanding in context.
This primary resource pack includes:
- Adjectives challenge sheet
- Noun cards
- Writing plan
- Uplevelling writing worksheet
- Teacher’s notes
What is an adjective?
An adjective is a word naming an attribute of a noun. Or, more plainly, it is a word that describes a person or thing. Adjectives are words that modify other words to make language more interesting or specific.
The National Curriculum guidance offers the following advice:
“The surest way to identify adjectives is by the ways they can be used:
- before a noun, to make the noun’s meaning more specific (ie to modify the noun), or
- after the verb be, as its complement.
Adjectives cannot be modified by other adjectives. This distinguishes them from nouns, which can be. Adjectives are sometimes called ‘describing words’ because they pick out single characteristics such as size or colour. This is often true, but it doesn’t help to distinguish adjectives from other word classes because verbs, nouns and adverbs can do the same thing.”
National Curriculum English programmes of study links
Pupils should be taught to use the grammar for year 2 in English Appendix 2, and to use and understand the grammatical terminology in English Appendix 2 in discussing their writing.