An adjective is a word or phrase that describes a noun. Adjectives usually answer questions such as: “What kind is it?”, “How many are there?”, or “Which one is it?” Today’s sites explore adjectives with articles, lessons and worksheets for grades K-12.

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Busy Teacher: 528 Free Adjectives Worksheets5 stars

These worksheets (created and submitted by teachers) are available free to those who sign up for a free Busy Teacher membership. The worksheets are ranked by popularity, rating, number of comments, or submission date. For more specific searching, use the search box in the upper right-hand corner. Each entry has a short list of similar worksheets in the right-hand column, so navigating within the topic is quite easy. To submit your own worksheets, look for the Submit link at the bottom of any page.

Enchanted Learning: Grammar: Adjectives4 stars

"A comparative adjective is used to compare two things. A superlative adjective is used when you compare three or more things. For example, looking at apples you can compare their size, determining which is big, which is bigger, and which is biggest." Enchanted Learning starts with a short lesson, then come the related activities and worksheets. Some of the printable worksheets are only available to paying members, but there is still plenty here for looky loos.

Guide to Grammar & Writing: Adjectives5 stars

This Guide to Grammar article for high-school students and grownups, explores adjectives in more depth. "Unlike adverbs, which often seem capable of popping up almost anywhere in a sentence, adjectives nearly always appear immediately before the noun or noun phrase that they modify. Sometimes they appear in a string of adjectives, and when they do, they appear in a set order according to category." For more on the order of adjectives, scroll down to the Royal Order of Adjectives table.

SchoolExpress: Language Arts Worksheets: Adjectives4 stars

School Express brings us twenty-three printable, fill-in-the-blank, adjective worksheets. "The drums made a loud sound. ________ is the adjective. It describes the _________." Each worksheet has six sentences, with a example sentenced completed at the top of the page. For more grammar worksheets, follow the breadcumb nav link to Language Arts Worksheets.

teAchnology: Adjective Worksheets5 stars

These basic and intermediate worksheets are quite varied. Some require underlining the adjectives, others invite you to write sentences using adjectives, and some ask you to determine whether the adjectives tell which one, how many or what kind. Each worksheet includes a short description, an estimate of how long the activity will take, and a list of standards met. The majority of these worksheets are free, but a few are reserved for paying members only.

Adjectives Resource Handout for Classroom or Homeschool: Just $2.00

Honorable Mentions

The following links are either new discoveries or sites that didn't make it into my newspaper column because of space constraints. Enjoy!

EReadingWorksheets: Adverbs and Adjectives

Have Fun Teaching: Adjective Worksheets

K12Reader: Adjective Worksheets

U Ottawa: Writing Centre: What is an Adjective?

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