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Discovering Adjectives
Grade Level(s): 6-8
By: L. Frabbiele, Sixth Grade Teacher

A cooperative learning activity on how to describe adjectives.


Divide the class into groups of three or four students. Have one student be the secretary for their group.

You will need enough food items for the class. I use M&Ms, potato chips, marshmallows, and pickle slices. These cover all shapes, colors, tastes, and textures.


I pass out each food item. When I give the signal, each group must come up with as many adjectives as possible to describe that item. I will give three to four minutes for each one. Once time is called, the secretary stops writing, and the groups await the next item. Once all have finished, the group with the most adjectives will win an additional prize. My students remember this lesson for years.


Copyright (c) 1999 by L. Frabbiele.


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