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Adjective Worksheets

Adjective worksheets for upper elementary grades will help the students identify adjectives and the nouns they modify. There are three worksheets, each on a different level.

Learn and Review

The first level of the worksheets is for students who already know a bit about adjectives and their functions. This could serve as a review for more advanced students.

Monster Adjectives - Level 1

A. DIRECTIONS: Underline all the adjectives in this paragraph. HINT: There are 20.

Scary monsters are found everywhere. Some are frightening and some are strange. There are enormous, hairy monsters, and small, fuzzy monsters. Some are imaginary, like angry trolls that live in dark, damp caves or under old, wooden bridges. Others live in dense, overgrown forests and eat slimy, disgusting food. Monsters can be green, red, or black.

B. DIRECTIONS: Write the noun that is modified by at least one adjective.

  1. __________ Sometimes, we imagine little monsters that are vicious and mean.

  2. __________ Goblins might be mischievous or want to play.

  3. __________ In fairy tales, there are hungry giants that eat people.

  4. __________ An ugly, wrinkled witch is considered a monster by some.

  5. __________ Werewolves are changeable and dangerous.

ANSWERS:

A: Scary monsters are found everywhere. Some are frightening and some are strange. There are enormous, hairy monsters, and small, fuzzy monsters. Some are imaginary, like angry trolls that live in dark, damp caves or under old, wooden bridges. Others live in dense, overgrown forests and eat slimy, disgusting food. Monsters can be green, red, or black.

B. monsters, goblins, giants, witch, werewolves

Sports Adjectives - Level 2

This second level of the adjective worksheets will involve more creative writing in addition to practicing locating adjectives.

A. DIRECTIONS: Underline all adjectives and circle the noun they modify. HINT: There are 20 adjectives in all.

  1. Soccer is fast and exciting.

  2. Football has defensive teams and offensive teams.

  3. Sometimes the weather is cold and snowy when people snowboard.

  4. Skiing is exhilarating and dangerous.

  5. You need a strong, muscular body to be good at sports.

  6. A favorite sport of Americans is baseball, which has a grassy outfield.

  7. Athletes need nutritious foods and healthy snacks.

  8. Sports are beneficial and fun.

  9. You need great reflexes and an agile body to study martial arts.

  10. People who play tennis wear white clothes to reflect the hot sun.

B. DIRECTIONS: Write a sentence using each adjective.

gigantic nervous sparkling thundering freezing

ANSWERS:

A. The adjectives are listed first and the nouns second.

  1. fast, exciting - soccer

  2. defensive, offensive - teams

  3. cold, snowy - weather

  4. exhilarating, dangerous - skiing

  5. strong, muscular - body

  6. favorite - sport, grassy - outfield

  7. nutritious - foods, healthy - snacks

  8. beneficial, fun - sports

  9. great - reflexes, agile - body

  10. white - clothes, hot - sun

B. Answers will vary.

Amazing Adjectives - Level 3

This last worksheet covers different kinds of adjectives.

A. DIRECTIONS: Write four adjectives that describe each noun.

  1. weather

  2. plants

  3. animals

  4. people

  5. oceans

B. DIRECTIONS: Group these adjectives into four groups:

Number: adjectives that tell the quantity

Opinion: adjectives that give the opinion of the observer

Size: adjectives that tell the size or weight

Age: adjectives that tell the age

pretty three teenage slim several dirty

jumbo ancient plump poor all modern

some svelte valuable mature important bygone

each lanky useless every infantile skeletal

  1. NUMBER:

  2. OPINION:

  3. SIZE:

  4. AGE:

C. DIRECTIONS: Write a sentence using different kinds of adjectives as directed:

  1. (taste adjective)

  2. (touch adjective)

  3. (smell adjective)

  4. (speed adjective)

  5. (temperature adjective)

ANSWERS:

A: Answers will vary

B.

  1. NUMBER: three, several, all, some, each, every

  2. OPINION: pretty, dirty, poor, valuable, important, useless

  3. SIZE: slim, jumbo, plump, svelte, lanky, skeletal

  4. AGE: teenage, ancient, modern, mature, bygone, infantile

C. Answers will vary

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