Year 4-6 Learning Continuity

21st October: Session 15 TPSA Adjectives

This is the fourteenth session of the Teacher and Parent Support and Awareness programs for Years 4-6.

Focus: Parts of Speech – Pronouns

Presenters:

  • Madam Lovelyn Pitawao
  • Madam Beverly Hanirara
  • Madam Marilyn Tapidaka
  • Mrs Christina Rore (MEHRD)

 

Answers from Previous Session:

Year 4 Activity  

Intensive Pronoun: always ends in self or selves.

Choose the correct Intensive Pronoun to fill the blank spaces.

                           myself, ourselves, themselves, herself

 For example; She completed the race herself without the help of anyone.

  1. I bought ___myself___ a beautiful dress.
  2. We built a garden shed by ___ourselves______.
  3. The twins are growing up fast. They’re already walking by __themselves__.
  4. Mary sewed her dress __herself___.

Year 5 Activity

Choose the correct reciprocal pronouns to fill in the blank.

eg: John and Peter were talking to __each other___in the bus.

The kids spent the afternoon talking to ___one another___.

  1. Mary and Anna waved hello to _each other__.
  2. The girls talked to ___each other____.
  3. The two girls threw the ball to __each other__.
  4. The students congratulated __one another__ after the prize giving ceremony.

 

Year 6 Activity 

Write these three (3) short sentences and identify the demonstrative pronouns by circling around them.

For example: Those are your baskets

  1. These flowers are mine.
  2. That is my camera.
  3. This is your hair pin.

 

Today’s Topic: Adjectives

As we continue looking at the Eight (8) parts of speech, in today’s session we will move on to ‘Adjective’.

What is an ‘Adjective/s’?

  • Adjectives are words which describe or tell us more about nouns or pronouns.

For example: The good boy.

Here the word ‘good’ is the adjective and the word ‘boy’ is the noun. The adjective ‘good’ describes or tells us more about the noun ‘boy’.

 

Regarding the position of an adjective, it may come before the noun or pronoun it describes but it may also come after the noun or pronoun it describes.

For example; The big boys and small boys all go to school or

   The boys, big and small, all go to school.

 

In the above example, we can see the position of the adjectives ‘big and small’. They can be before nouns or pronouns or after nouns or pronouns.

 

The important thing here is for our students (teachers) and children (parents), to remember that adjectives describes or tells us more about nouns or pronouns. This to help them when writing sentences they will be able to use the adjectives to make their sentence more interesting in their story writing or any type of writing.

 

Adjectives can also tell about how things look by describing their colour, size or shape.

For example: We ran as fast as we could to the large tree.

The bird had grey and white paws.

 

Adjectives can also tell about numbers.

For example: There were ten fruits in the basket.

  Many people make sure they eat breakfast every day.

 

Nouns in sentences can also help to choose the adjectives.

For example: I hadn’t been to sleep for a long time so I felt sleepy.

The cook used too much grease and made the food too greasy.

 

Adjectives and nouns can be changed into verbs by adding the suffixes.

For example: Adjective- short (verb) shorten

Noun -horror (verb) horrify

 

Adjective and adverbs can be confused. Adjectives describe nouns and adverbs describe verbs. Remember that ‘good’ is always an adjectives but ‘well’ may be either an adjective or an adverb.

Adjective

For example: The mining company will pay us (good, well) money. (adjective)

Jenna is not feeling (well, good) today. (adverb)

Adverb

For example: My mother spoke (angry, angrily).

 

Different adjectives have different have different intensities. Some adjectives are weak, some are strong while some are very strong.

For example: big, huge, enormous, gigantic, little, tiny, minute, loud, noisy

 

Remember:

  • Using stronger adjectives makes sentences more interesting or more meaningful. Lets look at how the different adjectives affect the meaning.
  • Using adjectives can make writing a story more interesting because it describes the nouns.

For example: The miller and his son looked silly.

The miller and his son looked foolish.

The miller and his son looked ridiculous.

       

What we have covered in today’s session would help you teachers and parents to support our students and children in school and at home. This is to enable them to know what an adjective is, and when they are writing sentences they would be able to use adjectives correctly.

Activities:

Year 4 Activity  

Adjective- describes or tells us more about a noun.

Choose an adjective from the given words to fill in the missing spaces to make the sentences correct.

                   (fresh, red, clean, dirty, noisy)

  1. The girl wore a __________ dress.
  2. The teacher don’t like to teach the ___________ students.
  3. She wore a __________ shoe to school.
  4. I like to live in a ___________ environment.
  5. The wind is cool and ________ up in the mountains.

Year 5 Activity 

Adjectives are words that describe people, place and things. They give us more information about noun.

Decide which word in the sentences are adjectives

  1. The old tractor had trouble ploughing the new site for the farm.
  2. Most farmers in Solomon Islands both plant subsistence crops and crash crops.
  3. There are twenty-six people training to be successful farmer.

 

Year 6 Activity 

Adjectives are words that describe people, places and things. We can use adjectives to compare things.

Identify the adjectives and write them down.

For example: All the children are tall but Simon was the tallest boy in class.

 

1.Mrs Ale is kind but Mrs Male was the kindest teacher in the school.

2.January was hotter than December but February was the hottest month this year.

3.Lina was a smart girl but Acinda was the smartest girl in class.

 

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