COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVEADJECTIVES1st Grade Lesson
ITEMS NEEDED Frederick by Leo Lionni (or the video link) White board or smart board to project on White board or smart board markers Worksheet http://www.k12reader.com/adjectives/Comparative_ or_Superlative.pdf
INTRODUCTION Begin the lesson with reading Frederick by Leo Lionni or watching the video of the story….http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGwdwvkn0Cw
FINDING ADJECTIVES Adjectives describe a noun…… pink flower small stone red crayon
WHAT ADJECTIVES DO WE SEE IN THE STORY yellow wheat green leaf blue periwinkles winter days
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU COMPARE 2THINGS WITH AN ADJECTIVE? When you have 2 nouns to compare with the same adjective you add –er to the end of one of the adjectives to show the comparison. fat – fatter thin – thinner dark - darker
SOMETIMES WE HAVE 2 THINGS TO COMPARE……. WE ADD -ER This is a big rock. This is a bigger rock.
MORE COMPARISON WITH -ER This is a small pencil. This is a smaller pencil.
WHEN COMPARING 3 THINGS When you compare 3 things with an adjective you start with the adjective, then add –er to the 2nd comparison and finally –est is added to the final comparison. cute – cuter – cutest smooth – smoother- smoothest wet – wetter - wettest
COMPARING 3 THINGS WITH –ER AND –EST This is a large bag. This is a larger bag. This is the largest bag.
COMPARING 3 THINGS WITH –ER AND -EST This is a soft cushion. This is a softer cushion. This is the softest cushion.
NOW YOU DECIDE …… This is a ___________ face. This is a ____________ face. This is the ____________ face.
NOW YOU DECIDE This is a ___________ tree. This is a ___________ tree. This is the ___________ tree.
NOW YOU DECIDE This is a ____________ clown. This is a ______________ clown. This is the ____________ clown.
NOW YOU TRY This is a sweet treat. This is a sweet____ treat. This is the sweet_____ treat.
REVIEW1. What is an adjective?~ a word that describes a noun(ask for examples)2. What do you do when you compare 2 words with the same adjective?~ add –er to the 2nd comparison (ask for examples)3. What do you do when you compare 3 words using the same adjective?~ add –er to the 2nd and –est to the 3rd comparison(ask for examples)
ASSESSMENT Have the students complete the following worksheet in pairs http://www.k12reader.com/adjectives/Comparative_or _Superlative.pdf