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  • 1. Comparatives & Superlatives
  • 2. Day One
  • 3. What’s your function?
    • A comparative compares two items.
      • nicer, cooler, meaner
    • A superlative compares three items.
      • nicest, coolest, meanest
    • They can be used as adjectives.
  • 4. Grammar Warm-up
    • Write one comparative sentence and one superlative sentence for each adjective listed below:
    (5 minutes) good much long great fast small
  • 5. Day Two
  • 6. Comparatives & Superlatives as Adverbs
    • The comparative will modify verbs that compare the actions of two items.
      • earlier, farther
    • The superlative will modify verbs that compare the actions of three or more items.
      • earliest, farthest
  • 7. Examples
    • Frank will arrive early in the morning. (positive or basic form)
    • Josh arrived earlier in the morning. (comparative)
    • Samuel arrived the earliest to the concert. (superlative)
    • *Superlatives can also modify adjectives that compare qualities.
  • 8. Grammar Warm-up
    • Write an eight word sentence that has an adverb far in the sixth position. (1 min)
    • Write a ten word sentence that has the adverb farther in the fourth position and the conjunction than in the fifth position. (1 min)
  • 9. Grammar Warm-Up (cont.)
    • Write an eleven word sentence that has the adverb farthest in the sixth position. (1 min)
  • 10. Day Three
  • 11.
    • What is the comparative form of the adjective slow ?
    • What is the superlative form of the adjective slow ?
    • What is the comparative form of the adverb slowly ?
    • What is the superlative form of the adverb slowly ?
  • 12. Did You Know…
    • Adjectives or adverbs that have two or more syllables sometimes require more or most to make the comparative and superlative forms.
  • 13.
    • What is the comparative form of the adjective ferocious ?
    • What is the superlative form of the adjective ferocious ?
    • What is the comparative form of the adverb ferociously ?
    • What is the superlative form of the adverb ferociously ?
  • 14. Grammar Warm-Ups
    • Write three sentences in which the adverb quickly is used as a positive (or basic form) in the first sentence, a comparative in the second sentence, and a superlative in the third.
    • Then write three sentences in which the adjective famous is used instead of the adverb quickly . (5 min)
  • 15. Day Four
  • 16. Grammar Warm-up
    • Write as much as you can, as well as you can, about a day spent trapped in a Mickey Mouse costume at Disneyland. You must include the following adjectives and adverbs in your writing:
    * Good is an adjective; well is an adverb. Better and best may be used as adjectives or adverbs. two times well three times best three times better two times good