As the summer approaches its end, I find that I dread–for the first time–returning to my current posting. I don’t know if I’ll have a place to work, so I am posting a plethora of materials I would usually set aside for publication as Weekly Texts.
This complete introductory lesson plan on adjectives is something I would have held back for a splashier introduction, but here it is. I start this lesson with this context clues worksheet on the noun attribute; if the lesson goes into a second day (sometimes these introductory lessons, especially in the first few units of the yearlong parts of speech unit I teach, can take a bit longer), I use this Everyday Edit worksheet on “Sled Dogs Save Nome” (and you can find lots more Everyday Edit worksheets at Education World, where there is a year’s supply for free!). This scaffolded worksheet is the mainstay of the lesson. Here is the teacher’s copy of the worksheet for your use.
If you find typos in these documents, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.