Practice identifying adjectives in a sentence with this lesson review worksheet.
If you were to show a shoe to someone they might describe it by whether it has laces, velcro, or buckles. Or, they might tell you the color it is, what kind of activity you’d do in it, or where it would be worn.
There are a hundred ways to describe a single shoe. Specificity has its nuances.
For this reason, it’s easier to identify which word is the descriptor when we divide adjectives into these 3 categories:
- What kind?
- Which one?
- How many?
This is how students begin to understand how the parts of speech have their own role to play in language—specifically, where adjectives fit into sentences to provide clarity, context, and help establish the author’s purpose.
In this worksheet, students will determine which words are adjectives in sentences, their purpose in the text, and choose from a list of adjectives which one best completes the sentences.
All About This Identifying Adjectives Review Worksheet
This resource is best used alongside your Adjectives lesson. It is an assessment of the student’s ability to identify and use adjectives in sentences. You can use it as a guided practice leading into independent practice, or as a homework assignment.
This worksheet is broken down into 3 sections:
First, students will identify the purpose each of the underlined adjectives serves in 5 different sentences—What kind? Which one? How many?
Next, students will review 5 incomplete sentences and choose which article (a, an, the) best fits in the blank space.
Finally, students will read 5 sentences and underline the adjective in each one.
Expand This Adjectives Review Worksheet with More Ways to Learn!
We wouldn’t leave this as a one-and-done activity. Here are a few additional activities that use this worksheet to help students identify adjectives:
Adjective Brain Buster
As a small group or full class, give your students 1 minute (you keep time) to write down as many adjectives as they can for each question: What kind? Which one? How many? The twist—they CANNOT use any of the underlined words on the worksheet (questions 1-5 and 11-15). When the time is up, you can call on students to give you some examples of words they came up with, and even let them compare their answers to see if there are any matching words amongst classmates before moving on to the next question.
Be the Writer
Focusing on the underlined words in 1-5, ask students to write their own sentences (or a paragraph) using the adjectives to describe something different. This activity will allow you to assess each students’ understanding of the concept while letting them get in some composition practice of their own.
Using your smartboard or another projection device, present the worksheet onto your dry-erase board. Work through the sentences together as a whole class, writing in the answers for your students to see.
Change the Difficulty Level if Needed
Got fast finishers, or students that need extra time and practice?
Ask students to spend more time in each section. First, students can write a list of adjectives on their own and identify which question it answers. In the second section, the students could write more sentences with articles as adjectives (a, an, the). In the last section, the students can write sentences with adjectives and articles, and switch worksheets with a peer, having them underline adjectives and articles.
If your students need more time to develop their adjective understanding, pull them into a small group. Focusing only on questions 1-10, give students only 2 choices for each question. In the last section, give the students 2 or 3 words to choose from, instead of every word in the sentence.
Preparing This Resource for Your Students
Because this download includes an answer sheet, we recommend first printing one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheets for students to fill out on their own.
Before You Download
Please note this resource is available in Google Slides or as a PDF. An answer key is also included with this download.
This resource was created by Jennifer Hall, a teacher in North Carolina and a Teach Starter Collaborator.
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