FC: Magic Adjectives! | Written and Illustrated by Lisa Blake Johnson
1: To all of my wonderful teachers who taught me the magic of learning. Each of you have helped make me the person I am today.
2: Today in school, we learned about something very VERY special called ADJECTIVES. Mrs. Speller calls adjectives her Magic words.
3: Color | Number | Size | and | Shape | Emotions | and much, much more.... | I learned that ADJECTIVES are words that describe other words. They can describe all kinds of things through...
4: Mrs. Speller said that ADJECTIVES are magic words because they can take a picture or feeling that is in one person's mind and put it in a whole bunch of different minds.
5: She showed us this by asking us to draw her a picture of her dog. | "Those pictures don't look like my dog " said Mrs. Speller. | !
6: Mrs. Speller told us that through ADJECTIVE magic we could know exactly what her dog looked like. She told us that her dog was | BIG | fat | lazy | and with Floppy | ears and a long tail. | Yellow | , | , | ,
7: Even though we had never seen our teacher's dog before, she said our pictures looked almost exactly like him! | I was beginning to think that adjectives really were magic! | ! | !
8: I started to imagine what the world would be like without adjectives. I decided that some things wouldn't be that bad. | Aunt Fran's Meatloaf Surprise wouldn't be able to taste | yucky. | ...But oranges couldn't taste TANGY and birthday cake couldn't taste SWEET either.
9: I thought about how I wouldn't be able to climb the BIGGEST tree in my backyard, because without adjectives, trees couldn't be BIG. | ...or little.
10: Without adjectives their leaves couldn't be GREEN in the Spring | ...or ORANGE, red, and in the Fall. | YELLOW | ...or none at all.... | Without ADJECTIVES, there would be no way to tell if a tree had a million leaves...
11: This made me so SAD.
12: ...and then I realized that without ADJECTIVES I couldn't feel SAD. | ...or HAPPY | ...or ANGRY | ...or EXCITED | Without ADJECTIVES I would just feel...
14: I realized the world would be very VERY boring without adjectives. To make sure that the stories I write in Mrs. Speller's class aren't boring either, I promised myself that I would always use lots and LOTS of adjectives when I write. | That way, people who read my stories will always have a clear picture of what I am writing.
15: I was thinking about the power of adjectives a lot when I realized something | really, | really, | really | cool | ! | Adjectives don't have to just describe things that I have seen in real life I can use adjectives to describe things that don't even exist | ! | !
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