Lesson Plan Title : Adjective Circles

Age Range: Grade 3 through grade 5 (Elementary Level)

Overview and Purpose : In the following lesson, students will be challenged to think on their feet, as they rely on multiple partners to give them words to describe in a creative, non-repetitive way.

Objective: The student will be able to name an adjective that describes a noun.


CD player

Lively music


Have students line up in two circles that face each other. Explain that when you start the music the inside circle will walk one way and the outside circle will walk the other way. When the music stops, the students on the inner circle will name a noun and the students on the outer circle will name an adjective for that noun. Play the music again and have them try again with another partner.


You can make the activity more challenging by calling the names of a pair of students when the music stops. They have 3 seconds to name a noun and adjective that has not been given yet. If they cannot, then they are out and play resumes. Continue playing until there is only one pair of students left. (Help you and your students remember what words have been said by writing them down on the white board.)