Parts of Speech – Adjectives

Last Updated on October 14, 2018 by Alabi M. S.

 

 

 

ENGLISH STUDIES

GRAMMAR

FIRST TERM 

WEEK 6

BASIC 6

TOPIC: Adjectives

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

  • By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and be able to:
  1. identify adjectives;
  2. use adjectives in making sentences.

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOR

  • The pupils are required to already have learned in their lesson – verbs.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

  • The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:
  1. Course book
  2. Real objects
  3. Pictures

 

REFERENCE MATERIALS

  1. Scheme of Work
  2. 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  3. Course Books
  4. Learngrammar
  5. All Relevant Materials
  6. Online Materials

 

Related posts: nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, 

 

 

CONTENT OF THE LESSON

 

INTRODUCTION

Adjectives are words that describe or modify nouns and pronouns in a sentence.

 

TYPES OF ADJECTIVES/IDENTIFICATION OF ADJECTIVES 

 

  • Demonstrative/Qualitative Adjectives

Descriptive adjectives are words which describe or modify nouns and pronouns. These adjectives provide information and attribute to the nouns and pronouns they modify or describe.

 

Examples:

  1. I have a fast car.
  2. I am hungry.
  3. The black cat is crying.
  4. I saw a flying bird.

 

Underline descriptive adjectives in the following sentences:

  1. Michael is a nice person.
  2. He is a player.
  3. I bought a genuine product.
  4. He has a beautiful sister.
  5. She is a clever boy.
  6. I want to buy a new book.
  7. She loves white jars.

 

  • Possessive Adjectives

Possessive adjectives are adjectives that indicate possession or ownership. It tells the belongingness of something to someone or something. The possessive adjectives are – my, his, her, our, their, your.

 

Examples:

  • My car is parked outside.
  • His cat is cute.
  • Our job is done.
  • His books are interesting.

 

 

  • Indefinite Adjectives

Indefinite adjectives are adjectives provide indefinite or unspecific information about the noun. The common indefinite adjectives are few, many, much, most, all, any, each, every, either, nobody, several, some, etc.

 

Examples:

  1. I gave some money to her.
  2. I want a few moments alone.
  3. All entries are closed.
  4. Each pupil will have to submit homework today.

 

  • Interrogative Adjectives

Interrogative adjectives are adjectives that asks a question. They must be followed by a noun or a pronoun. The interrogative adjectives are which, what, whose. If a noun does not follow right after them, they will not be considered as adjectives. ‘Whose’ also belongs to the possessive adjective type.

 

Examples:

  1. Which textbook do you use?
  2. What game do you want to play?
  3. Whose ball is this?

 

Underline interrogative adjectives in the following sentences:

  1. Whose book was that?
  2. Which pen do you like more?
  3. What books are you buying today?
  4. Whose cloth did you wear?
  5. Whose book did you use when you are writing?

 

  • Articles

Articles are also adjectives. They modify the nouns or determine the specification of nouns. ‘A’ and ‘an’ are used for an unspecific noun, and ‘the’ is used for specific noun.

 

Examples:

  • A cat is always afraid of water. (cat – not specific)
  • The cat is afraid of me. (cat – specific)
  • An electronic product should always be handled with care.

 

 

PRESENTATION

  • To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:
  1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;
  2. Explains adjectives;
  3. Guides pupils to identify adjectives;
  4. Pupil’s Activities – Identify adjectives.
  5. Guides pupils to use adjectives in sentences;
  6. Pupil’s Activities – Use adjectives in making sentences.

 

CONCLUSION

  • To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson – adverbs.

 

 

LESSON EVALUATION/ASSIGNMENT

Pupil to:

  1. identify adjectives in statements/sentences and
  2. construct five sentences using adjectives.

 

 

 

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