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Adjectives and Adverbs
February 4, 2013 at 3:27 PM

My son seems to have trouble grasping the concepts of adjectives and adverbs- I'm questioning if it's even really important that he be able to diagram a sentence or if it's just more important that he understand how to use descriptive words while writing.  Does anyone have any good creative writing assignment ideas I could use to help him see the importance of descriptive words in writing?

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  • kirbymom
    February 4, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    Hi gacgbaker! long time no see!  Missed you around here.  :)  

    Have you tried using a comic book as a background list of how to write with descricptive words?  You can also use the figurative speech as a way to help learn descriptive words. Here is a link you might find useful....

    http://www.speechlanguage-resources.com/figurative-language-worksheets.html

  • mem82
    by mem82
    February 4, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    Mad libs?

  • gacgbaker
    February 4, 2013 at 3:55 PM


    Quoting kirbymom:

    Hi gacgbaker! long time no see!  Missed you around here.  :)  

    Have you tried using a comic book as a background list of how to write with descricptive words?  You can also use the figurative speech as a way to help learn descriptive words. Here is a link you might find useful....

    http://www.speechlanguage-resources.com/figurative-language-worksheets.html

    Thanks for the link, I'm going to check it out!  Missed you guys too!  Life has been non-stop going it feels, lol!

    We had to rush to Colorado last week as my grandmother took ill and wasn't going to make it.  We drove all night and made it in time to say goodbye, so greatful for that- but it has been one thing after another like that keeping me away!

  • bluerooffarm
    February 4, 2013 at 3:57 PM

     The best way to understand descriptions is to read A LOT of descriptions. 

    But have him describe summer, a vacation, his favorite place, the family pet.  But tell him to make sure that he uses all 5 senses.  So he needs to describe how each thing smells, tastes, etc.  It makes them really think about how descriptions put you in the location.

  • kirbymom
    February 4, 2013 at 4:02 PM


    Quoting gacgbaker:


    Quoting kirbymom:

    Hi gacgbaker! long time no see!  Missed you around here.  :)  

    Have you tried using a comic book as a background list of how to write with descricptive words?  You can also use the figurative speech as a way to help learn descriptive words. Here is a link you might find useful....

    http://www.speechlanguage-resources.com/figurative-language-worksheets.html

    Thanks for the link, I'm going to check it out!  Missed you guys too!  Life has been non-stop going it feels, lol!

    We had to rush to Colorado last week as my grandmother took ill and wasn't going to make it.  We drove all night and made it in time to say goodbye, so greatful for that- but it has been one thing after another like that keeping me away!

    Well, God knows how much you guys can handle!  :) I am glad you got to say goodbye to your grandmother. Was she able to meet her great-granddaughter?  How is your little sweetpea? She coming along? 

  • kirbymom
    February 4, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    Great idea!  Maybe even use colored pencils to write with for each of the senses?  

    Quoting bluerooffarm:

     The best way to understand descriptions is to read A LOT of descriptions. 

    But have him describe summer, a vacation, his favorite place, the family pet.  But tell him to make sure that he uses all 5 senses.  So he needs to describe how each thing smells, tastes, etc.  It makes them really think about how descriptions put you in the location.


  • usmom3
    by usmom3
    BJ
    February 4, 2013 at 4:10 PM

     I love mad libs as a learning tool!

    Quoting mem82:

    Mad libs?

     

  • bluerooffarm
    February 4, 2013 at 4:20 PM

     That's a great idea!  especially if he's a visual learner!

    Quoting kirbymom:

    Great idea!  Maybe even use colored pencils to write with for each of the senses?  

    Quoting bluerooffarm:

     The best way to understand descriptions is to read A LOT of descriptions. 

    But have him describe summer, a vacation, his favorite place, the family pet.  But tell him to make sure that he uses all 5 senses.  So he needs to describe how each thing smells, tastes, etc.  It makes them really think about how descriptions put you in the location.


     

  • kirbymom
    February 4, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    That is what I was thinking too. lol   

    Quoting bluerooffarm:

     That's a great idea!  especially if he's a visual learner!

    Quoting kirbymom:

    Great idea!  Maybe even use colored pencils to write with for each of the senses?  

    Quoting bluerooffarm:

     The best way to understand descriptions is to read A LOT of descriptions. 

    But have him describe summer, a vacation, his favorite place, the family pet.  But tell him to make sure that he uses all 5 senses.  So he needs to describe how each thing smells, tastes, etc.  It makes them really think about how descriptions put you in the location.


     


  • kirbymom
    February 4, 2013 at 4:30 PM

    Sometimes I have to keep my radical ideas a but low as most people would think I am crazier than I really am! ahahahaha

    Quoting bluerooffarm:

     That's a great idea!  especially if he's a visual learner!

    Quoting kirbymom:

    Great idea!  Maybe even use colored pencils to write with for each of the senses?  

    Quoting bluerooffarm:

     The best way to understand descriptions is to read A LOT of descriptions. 

    But have him describe summer, a vacation, his favorite place, the family pet.  But tell him to make sure that he uses all 5 senses.  So he needs to describe how each thing smells, tastes, etc.  It makes them really think about how descriptions put you in the location.


     


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