Writing Lesson Plan: Sea to Sky Adjectives Booklet

Learning Objectives:

  1. learn about adjectives
  2. practise using adjectives in their sentences


  1. 8 1/2″ X 11″ booklets made from art paper, for each student, BEFORE lesson, as follows:  pale blue paper cut 8 1/2″ X 11″; white paper cut 8 1/2″ X 9″; pale green paper cut 8 1/2″ X 6 1/2″; pale brown/tan paper cut 8 1/2″ X 4 1/2″; pale blue paper cut 8 1/2″ X 2 1/2″.    Small pieces go on top of the taller ones, in order…top is pale blue, then tan, pale green, white, with pale blue at the back, with the bottom edges being even.  Staple all the pages together on the left side.  Paper is cut in descending sizes to create a booklet for using adjectives.  The top of each page can be cut by students, in the design stated,  AFTER the sentence has been printed on the page (so that too much is not cut off the top).  Size of sheets is not critical, only that there is enough space to print a line on each.
  2. ruler, pencil, eraser, scissors for each student
  3. chartpaper for creating lists for sky blue, grey, black, stormy, dark, sunny;  clouds white, fluffly, grey, long, skinny, tiny, huge;  grass green, long, short, bald, spotty, tickly; ground/dirt muddy, gooey, dry, hard, sandy, rocky; water blue, clear, cool, transparent, silvery, shiny.


  1. Booklets are given to each student.  Explain that the pale blue page is for the sky, white page is for the clouds,  pale green is for the grass, pale brown/tan is for the ground/dirt, pale blue is for the water.  We’re going to be describing them today.  After we describe them, and you write a sentence about them, you will get to use your scissors and crayons to show what they look like.  ADJECTIVES help show what things look like too.  The CLOUDS can be cut like 2 or 3 big mounds/mountains, round and fluffy.  The GRASS can be cut across and down, across and up, across and down, making a parapet design (students can fringe it if they want too).  The GROUND/DIRT can be gently undulating up and down.  The WATER can be up and down into wave shapes.  Teacher can demonstrate each one AFTER the sentences have been completed.

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