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Artful Adjectives

Posted on July 16, 2012 at 2:56 PM
Hello, writers and teachers,
This week we will focus on adjectives. An adjective is a word that describes a noun or a pronoun. Adjectives are important in writing because they add details and make meanings clearer. Some things you need to know about adjectives:
1- Adjectives can be found before and after nouns:
Before: I met a jolly, green giant. 
After: The giant I met was jolly and green.
2- Adjectives can show comparison:
That was the most delicious chocolate cake I've ever tasted.
Your mom's cooking is better than my mom's. 
3- Adjectives can be compound:
4- "It was all because of his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing great-great-grandfather." --Louis Sachar, Holes
5- Adjectives can be proper:
A Japanese poet visited our school.
6- Certain verbs are sometimes used as adjectives:
I stopped to watch the climbing spider.
Read the following document for more information on adjectives:
Adjectives (PDF — 333 KB)
Try the following fun exercise:
Try creating a list of your favorite adjectives to keep in your writer's notebook.
Here's a list to choose from:
Talk to you later!
Write Cook
P.S. Here's a yummy, no-bake pie recipe:
Overnight No-Bake Fruit and Cheese Pie
4 oz.- light cream cheese
1/2 cup - confectioners' sugar (optional)
1 tsp. - vanilla extract
2 cups - Light Cool Whip 
1 can of your favorite low sugar fruit pie filling
1 reduced fat graham cracker pie shell
(With an 8 oz. container of cream cheese, an 8 oz. container of Cool Whip, and 2 cans of pie filling you can make two pies.)
1- Blend the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with a fork. 
2- Add the Cool Whip and mix well.
3- Spoon mix into the pie shell, cover, and chill overnight in refrigerator. 
4- Top with pie filling right before serving.

Categories: Lessons on the Parts of Speech

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