Adjectives are words used to modify nouns by specifying a particular attribute. They can also be used to describe a volume of some type of quantity. They bring a sort of elegance to language and they allow language to have an impact emotional. Adjectives functional add greater level of understanding for the audience. We get a clearer and fuller picture of what is happening in the story. They commonly follow linking verbs to help elicit a better conceptual sense of the subject at hand. The proper usage of adjectives can lead to a more lead to more impactful sentences and statements in general. Working with skilled writers you can often see how this can lead to a reader being emboldened to act based on the reaction the wrier is looking for. For example the sentence, "The dog was hot." really doesn't make you feel an sense of emotional connection. If we added a few adjectives and said "The gigantic dog was blazing hot.", you instantly get a feel for what the dog is going through.
We follow a well thought out process when presenting these worksheets. We start with showing you how to think up adjectives and identify them written by other writers. We finish off encouraging students to bolster the impact of sentences by editing our own work. The worksheet activities include finding adjectives within given sentences, writing them from a prompted subject, identifying the nouns modified by other words, defining the different types, and more. Make sure to print everything and take a look at the answer keys too.