The Sign Painter - Adjectives

Updated: 1/8/2021
The Sign Painter - Adjectives
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The Sign Painter Lesson Plans

The Sign Painter by Allen Say

Lesson Plans by Ashley Trudeau

A young boy comes into town looking for work. He finds a sign shop and decides to head inside. A man hires the boy to paint a billboard. The man finds that the boy is a very good artist. As they are finishing the billboard, a stranger in a white car pulls up. Words are exchanged between the stranger and the man, and then an envelope is handed to the man. The man then asks the boy if he would like to work with him painting a dozen billboards.

The Sign Painter

Storyboard Description

The Sign Painter Adjectives activities

Storyboard Text

  • "They peered into gaping windows of empty houses with not a single piece of furniture inside."
  • "The man leapt backward. The swerving car barely missed him."
  • Here's some eye drops!
  • "But when the last billboard came into sight, they rubbed their blurry eyes."
  • "Then he turned the other way, where the bus had gone, and saw a lighted window two blocks away."