Showing posts from October, 2020


 The legend of Jack O' Lantern is a wonderful tale to practice vocabulary and understand why carved pumpkins pop everywhere in October.  This interactive tale is entertaining for kids and grown-ups; you can even play hangman while at it! If you are looking for more vocabulary, visit the Halloween adjectives page. Images credit: Background photo created by freepik - / Halloween photo created by freepik - / Background photo created by freepik -


Adjectives describe the nouns, and a simple form to remember them is by recalling our five senses; you can use your sight, touch, smell, taste, and hearing to find words describing a person, place, or thing. Here is a list of some adjectives used to describe Halloween. These are nouns modifiers and have a direct effect on the noun. Scroll down to the bottom, and you will find interactive vocabulary cards! If you want to practice more about adjectives, visit my  Halloween interactive "find the difference" game. - Appearance adjectives: These adjectives engage in the sight sense. An appearance is helpful to describe how someone or something looks . ugly troll Old-fashioned      Abominable                                                 Ugly Dirty Somber                      - Color Adjectives: These adjectives also engage in the sight sense. They come in handy to make more specific descriptions. Red Orange Yellow Gray Black White         -           Condition Adjectives:


Find the difference and the adjectives with these two activities.  This is a perfect adjective game for kids and introduces them to the concept: an adjective describes the noun; it makes it more specific.  Click on the images below; look at the drawings, and guess which piece is different by clicking on them!   Activity one shows a zombie in a haunted graveyard. Activity two shows a haunted house with creepy things around it. How to identify an adjective? We have the noun "house," and we need a word to describe it. How would you call it? "black" or "haunted" or even "funny"; those are   adjectives   because they tell  how the house is :    black house / haunted house / funny house. An excellent way to engage my students is to challenge them to find the adjective each time they spot a difference. If they noticed a black cat, they should repeat: "this is a black cat" and adequately identify the adjective. Find here a compelling