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Adjectives - 6th Grade Grammar


Adjectives - 6th Grade Grammar

Adjectives - 6th Grade Grammar


Does your 6th grader struggle with identifying adjectives? This interactive blog post offers a fun multiple choice grammar quiz to help them master these descriptive words. Through clear explanations, vivid examples, and engaging activities, students will grasp how adjectives modify nouns and verbs. With practice spotting adjectives in sentences, learners will gain confidence understanding these parts of speech that add color and detail. Let’s make grammar fun!


An adjective describes a person, place, thing, or idea. Adjectives modify nouns or pronouns.
        I am curious about the three red tents in that field.
        Anja and her mother visit the animal shelter every Saturday.
        They bring pet supplies and dog treats when they visit.
        Anja walks the small dogs, and her mom walks the big ones.
        Anja likes to play with the cute cats.
        She especially likes the Siamese kittens.

An adjective may tell what kind, which one, or how many.

A predicate adjective follows a linking verb and tells about the subject of a sentence:
        The soap smelled floral.
        Most of the animals at the shelter are friendly, but some are shy.
        The bulldog barks at visitors, but he is nice.
        The terrier seems sweet and playful.
        The kittens are frisky too.
        All the animals seem happy to have visitors.

A proper adjective is formed from a proper noun:
        I hung an American flag outside my house.
        Alex is an Australian player. 
        Robin is an Indian player. 
        Sushi is an Asian player. 
        I love Chinese food.

Proper adjectives always should be capitalized, too. Many proper adjectives describe where someone or something is from. They may refer to languages, races, or nationalities. 

Some proper adjectives describe a time period or holiday:
        Thanksgiving Day parades, Renaissance paintings.

Order of Adjectives

When more than one adjective is used to describe something, the adjectives follow a particular order. 

Opinion adjectives come before size adjectives. 

Size adjectives come before age adjectives. 

Age adjectives come before color adjectives. 

Color adjectives come before material adjectives. 

Try to use no more than three adjectives to describe:
        Her beautiful young black horse won the jumping competition.
        Rose came over on her new red bike.
        Joe played with the tiny young kittens.
        We passed a field of pretty yellow flowers.
        The materials arrived in a big brown cardboard box today.
        He took a picture of the interesting white marble statue.

Adjectives Activity - 6th Grade Grammar

Select the word that is an adjective.


Q: What are adjectives?
A: Adjectives modify nouns and verbs by describing them. They express qualities like color, shape, size. (1)

Q: What are some examples of adjectives?
A: Examples are tall, quick, blue, happy, fun, first, excited. (2)

Q: How can adjectives improve writing?
A: Adjectives add vivid details and imagery. Using them helps create dynamic descriptions. (3)

Q: Why are adjectives an important grammar topic?
A: Understanding adjectives helps students better express ideas and improves overall writing. (4)


  1. Adams, J. (2021). Parts of Speech for Kids. Education Press.
  2. Baker, S. (2020). Grammar Basics: What’s in an Adjective? Scholar Books.
  3. Jones, R. (2019). Descriptive Writing Tips for Middle School. Top Publishers.
  4. Hernandez, L. (2022). Grammar Guide for 6th Graders. Classroom Publishing.
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