Three Types of Adjectives
Common
Proper
Demonstrative
Common Adjectives
Common adjectives are like common nouns. They are descriptive
words that are not specific to a particular person, place, thing or
idea.
Example: Yesterday I ate some tasty fries.
Guided Practice
1. Gene builds tiny, old-fashioned houses for dolls.
2. Most people think that they are attractive and unusual.
3. Some rooms are empty.
Independent Practice
4. Little electric lights shine through clear windows.
5. Some miniature houses include several levels.
Writing
• Write a sentence about
this picture using
common adjectives.
Circle your common
adjectives.
Proper Adjectives
Proper adjectives are like proper nouns. They are
descriptive words that are specific. They are derived from
proper nouns. A proper adjective is capitalized.
Example: Yesterday I ate some tasty French fries.
Guided Practice
1. Here is a Mexican silver bracelet.
2. His Australian hat is made of leather.
3. Did you go to the Hawaiian luau?
Independent Practice
4. The dachshund is a German breed of dog.
5. An English sheepdog has a long, shaggy coat.
Writing
Look at the pictures of
international foods. Try to figure
out what country the food
comes from. Use a proper
adjective to describe the food.
Images
Demonstrative
Adjectives
Demonstrative adjectives answer the question “which one.” They
point out a specific person, place, thing, or idea. There are only four
demonstrative adjectives: this, that, these, and those.
Singular
This book is mine.
I want to buy this CD.
That dog is standing on my porch.
“I’ve read that book!”
Plural
These filthy clothes need to be washed.
Did you iron these shirts?
Those boxes are full of junk.
I always enjoy reading those books.
Practice
Directions: Circle the demonstrative adjectives.
Remember, they must be followed by nouns.
1.
This experiment requires three small mirrors.
2.
Tape those mirrors together to form a triangle.
3.
Make sure this side faces toward the center.
4.
Pour these clear plastic shapes into the triangle
of mirrors.
5.
Look at this!