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Describing the goats in 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'

I can write a sentence with an adjective to describe one of the goats in 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'.

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Describing the goats in 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'

I can write a sentence with an adjective to describe one of the goats in 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'.

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Key learning points

  1. An adjective describes a noun
  2. Adjectives are often put in front of the noun in a sentence, such as 'scared goat'
  3. Adjectives can be used to describe what a character might look like, such as 'small'
  4. Adjectives can be used to describe a character's personality, such as 'brave'

Common misconception

Pupils might be able to think of adjectives, but they may not be specific to the character of the goats.

Share examples and non-examples of adjectives that can be used to describe the goats. Read extracts of the story to help pupils to understand that a character can be described in a certain way because of their actions.

Keywords

  • Describe - add detail to

  • Noun - a naming word for people, places or things

  • Adjective - describes a noun

  • Personality - the special qualities that make a character themselves

  • Appearance - what someone or something looks like

Teach the previous lesson about describing the troll. At the start of this lesson, celebrate examples of children's work from that lesson and use it as a model against the success criteria to make this content seem more accessible for pupils.
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6 Questions

Q1.
What is a noun?
Correct answer: a naming word for people, places and things
a word that describes a noun
a naming word that always a capital letter
Q2.
Identify the noun in this sentence: The old bridge wobbled.
The
old
Correct answer: bridge
wobbled
Q3.
What is an adjective?
a naming word for people, places and things
Correct answer: a word that describes a noun
a naming word that always has a capital letter
Q4.
Identify the adjective in this sentence: The greedy troll growled.
The
Correct answer: greedy
troll
growled
Q5.
Match these words with the correct definition.
Correct Answer:appearance,what someone or something looks like

what someone or something looks like

Correct Answer:personality,the special qualities that make a character themselves

the special qualities that make a character themselves

Correct Answer:adjective,a word that describes a noun

a word that describes a noun

Q6.
Which word in this sentence is an adjective: The mean troll roared.
Correct Answer: mean, meen

6 Questions

Q1.
Match the adjectives that describe the goat’s appearance and personality.
Correct Answer:brave,personality

personality

Correct Answer:large,appearance

appearance

Correct Answer:kind, hairy,personality and appearance

personality and appearance

Q2.
Which adjectives best describe the smallest billy goat?
hideous
Correct answer: polite
terrifying
Correct answer: small
Q3.
Where does an adjective often come in a sentence?
at the beginning of a sentence
Correct answer: before a noun
at the end of a sentence
Q4.
Tick the adjectives that describe the largest billy goat’s personality.
big
Correct answer: brave
hairy
Correct answer: clever
Q5.
Tick the adjectives that describe the largest goat’s appearance.
Correct answer: big
brave
Correct answer: hairy
clever
Q6.
Which sentence makes complete sense and is punctuated correctly?
The horrid troll has big.
the horrid troll is big.
Correct answer: The horrid troll is big.
the horrid troll is big

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