Term 2 – Week 4, 2015: Get active Get your adjectives on!
Descriptive adjectives are those adjectives which describe nouns or the noun phrases. For example: ‘A beautiful day’. In this case, ‘beautiful’ is the adjective which qualifies or describes the noun ‘day’. Descriptive adjectives have several forms as discussed below.
Colors as adjectives: Black, Blue, White, Green, etc.
Touch as adjective: Slippery, Sticky, etc.
Feelings as adjectives: Happy, Sad, Angry, etc.
Sizes as adjectives: Big, Small, Thin, Thick, etc.
Origin as adjectives: European, Latin, Greek, etc.
Shapes as adjectives: Triangular, Rectangular, Square, Circular, etc.
Qualities as adjectives: Good, Bad, Average, etc.
Time as adjective: Yearly, Monthly, etc.
Age as adjectives: Young, Ancient, Old, etc.
Material as adjectives: Wood, Cotton, Gold, etc.
Opinions as adjectives: Pretty, hot, expensive, etc.
Using google images or an appropriate website to collect images about one of the below topics.
Find and paste pictures about your topic, collage-style into an app of your choice.
Write as many as you can describing adjectiveson/below each picture.
Remember to think about size, colour, shape, look, feel, hear………..
Term 1 – Week 7, 2015
What is personification?
The act of giving human qualities to animals or inanimate objects.
– My teddy bear gave me a hug
– The wind howled in the night
– The moon played hide and seek with the clouds
In your English book, use personification on an inanimate object. Demonstrate this by drawing the character and listing the characteristics that bring it to life!
Write a short story about the character you have created. Must be at least a page long.
Term 1 – Week 5, 2015
Reading Rotations Grammar Task
What is a metaphor?
It’s a comparison that does not include the words like or as.
– The snow is a white blanket.
– My teacher is a dragon.
– The computers at school are old dinosaurs.
– Those two best friends are two peas in a pod.
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Term 1 – Week 5, 2015
What is onomatopoeia?
Onomatopoeia refers to words that sound exactly or almost exactly like the thing that they represent. Many words that we use for animal or machine noises are onomatopoeia words, such as “moo” for the sound a cow makes and “beep-beep” for the noise of a car horn. Words like “slurp,” “bang,” and “crash” are also onomatopoeia words. Even some ordinary words like “whisper” and “jingling” are considered onomatopoeia because when we speak them out loud, they make a sound that is similar to the noise that they describe.
What is Figurative Language? Figurative language is a word or phrase that does not have its normal everyday, literal meaning. It is used by the writer for the sake of comparison or dramatic effect. Authors use similes, metaphors, hyperbole, and personification to make their stories more interesting.
Similes – What is a simile?
A comparison that includes the words like or as
.- As big as an elephant
– As dark as the night
– Like a clown
Using the Root_words dictionary. Explore the core meanings of six root words. A root word barely stands alone. You are to come up with an example, a definition of that word in a complete sentence and represent the syllable division of that word.