Lesson Plan

Adjectives: Comparative and Superlative

Big, bigger, biggest? Teach your students about comparative and superlative adjectives as they make comparisons. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Nonfiction Comprehension: Compare and Contrast* lesson.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Nonfiction Comprehension: Compare and Contrast lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Nonfiction Comprehension: Compare and Contrast lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to compare and contrast information from two nonfiction texts on the same topic.

Language

Students will be able to compare and contrast with comparative and superlative adjectives using peer support.

Introduction

(3 minutes)
Graphic Organizer Template: Frayer ModelTeach Background Knowledge TemplateWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives ReferenceUsing Comparative and Superlative AdjectivesVocabulary Cards: Comparative and SuperlativeGlossary: Comparative and Superlative
  • Show students items, or images of items, that come in small, medium, and large sizes, such as coffee cups. Ask students to use words to describe the items. Ask them to think about what is the same and what is different about the items. Have them discuss with a partner before sharing with the class.
  • Tell learners that today's lesson will be about using adjective forms to describe how things compare to each other.