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List Of Adjectives, Nouns, Verbs, Adverbs

Writing and Reading Activities - Vocabulary Cards List -

  • 88 Adjectives, 76 Nouns, 64 Verbs, 40 Adverbs.
  • Ideal for making and illustrating Silly Sentences...
  • Funny Giants Gallop Loudly

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Vocabulary Flashcards List of Words...

List of Adjectives........88

yummy delicious tasty sweet bitter
sour salty slippery slimy spiky
prickly smooth rough sticky soft
hard wet dry furry sad
happy funny boring nasty naughty
angry mean nice beautiful pretty
lovely friendly grumpy scary lonely
loud noisy quiet slow fast
poor rich strong weak old
new young lazy sleepy tired
furry tall short round fat
long skinny thin thick smelly
big little tiny small huge
enormous gigantic large yellow red
orange blue purple brown black
white green pink one two
three four five six seven

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List of Nouns........76

apples babies balls beds bears
boys bells birds brothers boats
giants dinosaurs cakes cars cats
children corn chairs chickens cows
dogs wind dolls frogs ducks
eggs eyes snails waves lizards
feet clouds fish trains flowers
pets books girls snakes grass
pies hands pizzas oranges bikes
horses houses kittens legs letters
ants men tomatoes money teeth
mice friends spiders pigs rabbits
rain rings clocks fairies planes
songs sheep shoes sisters trees
plants trucks sticks sun toys

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List of Verbs........64

creep crawl walk run jump
skip hop slither climb dig
squirm fly sit stalk stomp
tiptoe gallop blow dance glide
swim wash play throw drink
eat chew sing shout growl
bark buzz laugh smile cry
go moo quack talk yell
scream screech squawk squeal glow
listen paint look read knit
sleep draw shine watch kick
dive find build work explore
shop clean catch shake

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List of Adverbs........40

quickly slowly quietly loudly gently
softly gracefully carefully neatly easily
truthfully kindly bravely scarily sleepily
excitedly energetically safely loosely cheerfully
happily angrily lightly silently sweetly
brightly rudely nervously anxiously cleverly
healthily naturally deeply heavily correctly
colourfully colorfully playfully fiercely lazily

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Ideas for Use

Vocabulary Cards List - Suggestions for Use

  • Make 'silly sentences' using these vocabulary flashcards sets.  For example - adjective/noun/verb/adverb - boring dinosaurs gallop slowly, or just adjective/noun as in slimy frogs, or noun/verbas in dinosaurs dance.  There are so many different combinations.

  • Fantastic for reference with concept books - 'I Can see a....', 'Look at the....' and 'Here is a.....

  • Works well as reference with similes - as _______ as a ________.

  • Don't forget you can print these words in many different sizes using your printer settings.   Print a class copy onto coloured card and laminate for long term use - a different colour card for each group of words is ideal.

  • Again, we have included labels to help with storage.  Add these groups of English vocabulary words to your ever-growing class collection of printable flashcards /word cards stored in hanging pockets, or labelled boxes for easy access.

  • All the activities from '101 Ways to Use Word Cards' are fantastic with these english vocabulary words..

  • There are many more adjectives, nouns, verbs and adverbs.  Brainstorm more as a class or in groups and pop them onto the spare blank cards provided in each section. 

  • There are heaps of phonics opportunities with these around with them - match them with phonics printables - what patterns can the children find, circle the patterns, colour them in - make it fun.  Print off small size black and white copies to do this.

  • You can make these words smaller size by using the reduction settings on your printer and just printing off black and white copies, these smaller sizes are great for cut and paste activities such as cutting out the words and matching rhyming words, and opposites, as well as alphabetical order and making their own 'silly sentences' as mentioned above.

  • Use these words as a fantastic reference for the children's own writing.


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