Updated: May 3, 2019
I promised to share my ideas for teaching the comparative and the superlative so here I am 😁 Let's get straight into it:
The first thing we did was ... A SONG 🎶🎵🎶 Yes, I am recently obsessed with introducing new songs. Yes, they're all from Kid's Box by Cambridge University Press 😅 This time, to introduce the comparative form of the adjective we learnt this:
Don't you just love this one. So much passion in the chorus 😂 #kidsboxsongsarefanatic
We practised creating sentences with comparative adjectives in a pair work activity using flash cards. I made a set of 20 cards for each pair of students. They were taking turns testing each other: one side of the flashcard had a name of two animals and an adjective; the other side had the correct sentence.
I laminated one set of the cards (I made this one prettier 😅) and left it for them on the English shelve to practise during study time.
Once everyone knew what the deal is, more or less, with comparing adjectives the time came to introduce the spelling rules. Instead of just telling them what these are I gave them an activity in which they discovered the rules by themselves 😁