Grade Levels: 3-5, 6-8

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic Adjectives, and supports the standard of  gathering vocabulary knowledge to comprehend expressions. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of  projects.


Display a picture with lots of rich details, like this one:

Ask: How would you describe this scene? What words would you use?
Write the adjectives they use on a whiteboard or other display. After students have a chance to respond, point out that these are describing words  


  • Read aloud the description on the Adjectives topic page.
  • Play the Movie, pausing to check for understanding. 
  • Have students read one of the following Related Reading articles: “In Depth” or “Etc.” Partner them with someone who read a different article to share what they learned with each other.

Step 3: APPLY and ASSESS 

Students take the Adjectives Challenge and Quiz, applying essential literacy skills while demonstrating what they learned about this topic.


Students express what they learned about adjectives while practicing essential literacy skills with one or more of the following activities. Differentiate by assigning ones that meet individual student needs.

  • Make-a-Movie: Produce a commercial for your favorite food. Use  adjectives to persuade people to buy it.   
  • Make-a-Map: Choose an image and identify as many different adjectives as you can to describe it. Write a sentence using each. 
  • Creative Coding: Code a game where players sort sentences based on whether or not they contain adjectives.

More to Explore

Related BrainPOP Topics: Deepen understanding of conventions of standard English with these topics:  Nouns, Diagramming Sentences, Verbs and their Objects,  and Parts of Speech.

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Lesson Plan Common Core State Standards Alignments