Hairy Otter and the Order of Adjectives

Hairy Otter and the Order of Adjectives

The always inspiring Jen Roberts posted recently about how she fed students’ descriptive writing around monsters into Ideogram and then shared the results with the students.

I loved this idea and wanted to tweak it a bit to let language learners play with Order of Adjectives. When you’re working with students, this has always led to a lot of fun possibilities in the class, but Jen’s post really got me thinking about how we can encourage students to play with the language and get fun feedback in turn.

Since OpenAI just announced GPTs (essentially you can pre-load prompts into ChatGPT and work with it from there), I thought I’d give it a try and make a place where students can practice their adjective order.

Warning: At the time of posting, users must have ChatGPT Plus to use this. If you don’t have it, watch the video below to see it in action.

ALOHOMORA: Hairy Otter and the Order of Adjectives

Here’s the idea: The bot asks students to provide adjectives to describe a mystical creature. If students use the order of adjectives correctly, the bot creates an image of what they imagined. If they use get the words out of order, it makes a black and white “Missing (order)” poster of the creature, so they still see something, but not the full majesty of their dragon, fairy, goblin, etc.

If you can’t access the link above, here’s a walkthrough of what it looks like

At the moment, these GPTs are limited to people who have a ChatGPT Plus account (aka, you’re paying), but this starts to show the possibilities of what can happen in the future.

I love the idea of being able to give GPT links out as assignments for practice or review. Students can then share the link to the work they did to show you their process working through the activity.

This is all just the tip of the iceberg – I’m excited to see what comes next!

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