1. Did you read your story out loud?
2. Did you double check your spelling?
3. Did you capitalize and punctuate correctly?
4. Did you use interesting vocabulary?
5. Did you write a good beginning and ending? 

"a teensy man"
"a secret message"

Words that describe nouns are called ADJECTIVES.

They give color . . . (green frog)

and number . . . (twenty balloons)

and size . . . (gigantic wave)

They make things more interesting.
(crunchy sock)


Describe It To Me


In the last lesson ("What's It All About?") we looked at the WHO or WHAT (or subject) of a story. A word that answers the questions "Who?" or "What?" is a noun.

Notice that, in your assignment last week, I didn't just say "message" or "man." I gave you a few words that described it.

Assignment: Think of five different words that could describe these nouns. Be specific. Don't use general words. Notice the variety of pictures you can form by which words you choose.

______________ dog
______________ car
______________ lake
______________ storm
______________ house

Pick one, and write a good story about it.

Email it to me.
I can't wait to see what interesting ADJECTIVES you have!

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