Adjective Order

The correct adjective order is number, opinion, size, age, shape, color, origin, material and purpose.

Here is an adjective order, poster, worksheet and coloring page that you can print out now and use in your classroom.  You will find adjective order activity ideas at the bottom of the page. 

  

           

          

         

Adjective Order Poster

When more than one adjective is used to describe something, all the adjectives need to be placed in the correct order.

This is the correct order: number, opinion, size, age, shape, color, origin, material and purpose.

       

When you use adjectives they need to be placed in the correct order.  It doesn't sound right if we say "the old big dog" or the little three pigs".

This is the correct order: number, opinion or quality, size, age, shape, color, origin, material and purpose.

These sentences have been written in the wrong order.  Cut them out, put them in the right order and then glue them into your workbook.

The old big dog had white, large, very big teeth.

The little third pig built a brick, strong house.

The queen wore an diamond and enormous ruby studded crown.

The vampire flapped his leathery, black, tattered wings.

            

Adjective Order Coloring Sheet

Follow the key on this abstract noun worksheet and color all the adjectives their correct color.

      

Abstract Noun
Extension Activity Ideas

1. Draw a column on the board for each adjective order type.  Ask each student to suggest an adjective.  With the classes help place each adjective in the correct column..

2. Ask your students to write adjectives on small pieces of paper.  Each student could write 2 or 3.  The pieces of paper are collected and placed in a container.  These are then handed out randomly.  Student must try to use the words they are given in a sentence in the correct order.

3. Ask your students to write a sentence with two or three adjectives on a strip of paper and then cut the sentence into individual words.   Students then swop their sentence with another student.  Each student must then reconstruct the sentence they are given and glue it into their workbook.

                       

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