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Introducing adjectives to describe people who help us

I can use adjectives to describe personality traits.

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Year 1

Introducing adjectives to describe people who help us

I can use adjectives to describe personality traits.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. An adjective describes a noun, such as "helpful nurse"
  2. Adjectives are describing words
  3. Adjectives can describe a person's appearance and personality
  4. A person's character traits make that person who they are
  5. Certain jobs require certain character traits, such as "patient", "caring" and "kind"

Common misconception

Children may struggle to generate adjectives.

The adjectives in this lesson have been deliberately chosen. Repeat the adjectives together and emphasise them when reading.

Keywords

  • Adjective - a word that describes a noun

  • Noun - a naming word, naming a person, place or thing

  • Describe - add detail to

  • Personality trait - the special qualities that make a character themselves

Supplement these lessons with the Year 1 Word Class Grammar Unit around adjectives.
Teacher tip

Equipment

You will need a copy of the 2020 Hodder Children's Books edition of 'A Superhero Like You' by Dr. Ranj.

Licence

This content is © Oak National Academy Limited (2024), licensed on Open Government Licence version 3.0 except where otherwise stated. See Oak's terms & conditions (Collection 2).

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6 Questions

Q1.
Complete this definition: A noun is a naming word of people, places and __________.
Correct answer: things
teachers
actions
descriptions
Q2.
Which statements are correct about common nouns?
Correct answer: Common nouns are naming words.
Common nouns describe something.
Common nouns always need a capital letter.
Correct answer: Common nouns do not need to start with a capital letter.
Q3.
Which statements are correct about proper nouns?
Correct answer: Proper nouns are naming words.
Correct answer: Proper nouns name specific things.
Correct answer: Proper nouns always need a capital letter.
Proper nouns do not need to start with a capital letter.
Q4.
Match the person, place and things.
Correct Answer:person,Laura

Laura

Correct Answer:place,police station

police station

Correct Answer:thing,truck

truck

Q5.
Identify the noun in this phrase: 'the brave doctor'
the
brave
Correct answer: doctor
Q6.
Identify the noun in this sentence: 'the vet was kind'.
the
Correct answer: vet
was
kind

6 Questions

Q1.
Complete the sentence. An __________ describes a noun.
noun
capital letter
Correct answer: adjective
Q2.
Which of these words are adjectives?
doctor
Correct answer: kind
Correct answer: patient
vet
Q3.
Match the definitions.
Correct Answer:noun,a naming word of a person, place or thing

a naming word of a person, place or thing

Correct Answer:adjective,describes a noun

describes a noun

Correct Answer:describe,add detail to

add detail to

Q4.
Finish this sentence: 'If we describe something, we ...'
are naming it.
use a capital letter.
Correct answer: add detail to it.
Q5.
Find the adjective in this sentence: 'The kind police officer helped the man.'
The
Correct answer: kind
police officer
man
Q6.
Which adjectives describe someone's personality?
Correct answer: helpful
red
colourful
Correct answer: brave