Learning About Adjectives with Flipagram {FREEBIES}

I've had so much fun getting ready to present at the CUE conference this year with my *amazing* teaching partner Kay! We're presenting a session on digital photography in the classroom, and this Flipagram project is one of the projects we'll be sharing!

My students always have a hard time distinguishing parts of speech- they can never remember what nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs are. I was hoping this lesson will help adjectives "stick." To start off, we talk about how adjectives are describing words, and how adjectives describe a noun. I read a bunch of "baby" books ;-) to the kids like these ones and have the kids try and pick out the adjectives.

Then I focus on how feelings can be adjectives because they describe us. We talk about lots of different feelings and I pull up a chart like this one:

Then the fun part begins. :) Kids use this organizer:

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to write down the name of ten friends and ten different adjectives they will show. The only rule is they can't use the same friend or the same adjective twice.

Once their sheets have been checked off by me, they can start taking their photos of their friends using the photography skills we've learned in class (like holding the camera steady, being a good friend and not cutting off friend's foreheads, and using a simple background- that's what the random paper around the classroom is for).

Once they have their ten "head shots" complete, they use Skitch to label the picture with the matching adjective and save it to their camera rolls.

Then on to Flipagram where they compile the pictures together and add music (I have the latest KidzBop album for them to choose songs from).

{Oh my goodness- can you see the "sik" kiddo with the trash can!?!?!!?}

***In order to save the Flipagram files to the camera roll, you have to be logged in. I logged my students in and had them save to their camera roll, and then logged them back out.***

When our adjective Flipagrams are finished, we share them on our class blog, on our class Instagram account (@PattersonsClassD8), and our class Twitter account (@Patterson_D8).

We also use this rubric to evaluate our work:

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You can learn more about our digital photography session HERE and see some other great projects!

Will you be at CUE??? Will I see you there??? 


  1. This is awesome! I have to try. We have been working with Green Screen by Do Ink. My kids are creating video book reviews. I hear so much about Cue. Would love to check out. I am loving what technology can enhance in classroom. Thanks for sharing.

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