Lesson Plan

-Er and -Est: Which is the Best?

Do your students need extra practice forming words with the suffixes *-er* and* -est* depending on the context? With an abundance of words to explore, your students will learn how to determine which suffix is best for each individual context.
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Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to form adjectives with -er and -est.
  • Students will be able to choose the best -er or -est word for each individual context.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
  • Pose the questions: "What are adjectives and how can we create words with -er and -est? When should we use words with -er and -est?"
  • Challenge the students to pass a piece of paper among their group as they brainstorm words that have these endings.
  • Tell the students that they will be learning some special ways to use the suffixes -er and -est and which contexts fit the different suffixes.