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Artful Adjectives

Hello, writers and teachers,
 
This week we will focus on adjectives. An adjective is a word that describes a noun or a pronoun. Adjectives are important in writing because they add details and make meanings clearer. Some things you need to know about adjectives:
 
1- Adjectives can be found before and after nouns:
 
Before: I met a jolly, green giant. 
 
After: The giant I met was jolly and green.
 
2- Adjectives can show comparison:
 
That was the most delicious chocolate cake I've ever tasted.
 
Your mom's cooking is better than my mom's. 
 
3- Adjectives can be compound:
 
4- "It was all because of his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing great-great-grandfather." --Louis Sachar, Holes
 
5- Adjectives can be proper:
 
A Japanese poet visited our school.
 
6- Certain verbs are sometimes used as adjectives:
 
I stopped to watch the climbing spider.
 
Read the following document for more information on adjectives:
 
Adjectives (PDF — 333 KB)
 
 
 
 
Try the following fun exercise:
 
 
Try creating a list of your favorite adjectives to keep in your writer's notebook.
 
Here's a list to choose from:
 
 
Talk to you later!
 
Write Cook
 
P.S. Here's a yummy, no-bake pie recipe:
 
Overnight No-Bake Fruit and Cheese Pie
 
Ingredients:
4 oz.- light cream cheese
1/2 cup - confectioners' sugar (optional)
1 tsp. - vanilla extract
2 cups - Light Cool Whip 
1 can of your favorite low sugar fruit pie filling
1 reduced fat graham cracker pie shell
 
(With an 8 oz. container of cream cheese, an 8 oz. container of Cool Whip, and 2 cans of pie filling you can make two pies.)
 
Preparation:
1- Blend the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with a fork. 
2- Add the Cool Whip and mix well.
3- Spoon mix into the pie shell, cover, and chill overnight in refrigerator. 
4- Top with pie filling right before serving.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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