Describe people, places, things, locations, and actions
Be able to use descriptive words correctly. Use adjectives to describe people, places, things, and locations. Be able to identify nouns. Use adverbs to describe actions. Be able to identify verbs. Understand where to place descriptive words in a sentence.
Practice identifying nouns with your child. A noun is generally identified as a person, place, or thing. It is sometimes a bit tricky trying to think of nouns so use books, magazines, newspapers to help jog your memories. After a while it will be much easier to think of nouns.
Ex. doctor, bus driver, teacher, Mom, Dad, police officer
Park, movie theater, school, library, store
Dog, table, tooth fairy
Words that describe nouns are known as adjectives. Use a simple single adjective to describe a noun. Find something in your home to describe. Make it something that can have several adjectives.
Ex. table- red table, wooden table, big table
Notice how the adjectives come before the noun. How this to your child. This in NOT ALWAYS the case. However, to begin using descriptive words, follow the pattern of using them before the noun.
To describe a location, we generally use landmarks. To practice this, you and your child should do a few examples together. Words used to describe locations are called prepositions.
Ex. Put a toy under a table.
Both you and your child will describe the toys location with respect to the table. “The toy is under the table. It is near the middle of the table.”
Try describing the location of stationary objects in your home.
Ex. The refrigerator is in the kitchen.
To describe an action is a bit different from describing a noun. The descriptive words are called adverbs.
Ex. The boy ran quickly.
Notice that the adverb comes after the verb. Again this may not always be the case. Try a few more examples of describing verbs.