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Comparative & Superlative Adjectives Activities

Instructor: David Wood

David has taught Honors Physics, AP Physics, IB Physics and general science courses. He has a Masters in Education, and a Bachelors in Physics.

Learning about comparatives and superlatives is best done through examples and practice. Check out these ideas for fun ways to teach comparative and superlative adjectives in your classroom.

Comparative and Superlative Adjectives Activities

We could say that this lesson is the best ever, but all we can really claim is that it is better than most. We live in a world where people tend to use superlatives when they're just not appropriate. Someone might be the best runner you know, but they're not really the absolute best. So, there's never been more reason to thoroughly teach students about the differences between comparatives and superlatives.

To keep our students engaged, it's important to include fun activities in their learning. Here are a few possible activities you could use in your classroom to teach superlatives and comparatives.

Family Comparatives and Superlatives

A nice way to introduce comparatives and superlatives is to talk about things that are part of our students' lives. One common way to do that is by having students talk about their families. Provide students with a list of features that they can describe using comparatives and superlatives. How tall are they compared to other family members? How old are they? Who is the most outgoing or adventurous?

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