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Comparative and Superlative Adjectives
Grade Level:

English/Language Arts and Reading

National Performance Standard(s):
NL-ENG.K-12.12 Applying Language Skills – Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information).

Georgia Performance Standard(s):
ELA3C1a – thestudent demonstrates an understanding and control of the rules of the English language, realizing that usage involves the appropriate application of conventions and grammar in both written and spoken formats.

The student a) correctly identifies and uses adjectives.

Specify Essential Content/Objectives:

1. Enduring Understanding(s): Using adjectives in speaking and writing makes for a moredescriptive experience for listeners.

2. Essential Question(s): How can we enhance our vocabulary in our writing to better engage readers? What types of adjectives compare two objects? What types of adjectives compare three or more objects?

3. What the students will know: Students will know that comparative adjectives compare two objects and their similarities and differences.Comparative adjectives end in –er when comparing two objects. Students will know that superlative adjectives compare three or more objects and their similarities and differences. Superlative adjectives end in –est when comparing three or more objects.

4. What the students will do: After learning what comparative and superlative adjectives are, students will go through center rotationsto complete a practice worksheet, to identify superlative and comparative adjectives in Many Luscious Lollipops, and to watch a video about adjectives based on their pre-assessment results. Students will then create a 3-section flipbook demonstrating their knowledge of comparative and superlative adjectives and illustrate pictures to ensure their understanding.

5. Lesson Objective: Studentsgain an understanding of what comparative and superlative adjectives are: Students will complete the Adjectives That Compare worksheet, identify the adjectives in Many Luscious Lollipops, and watch a video to gain a better understanding of what comparative and superlative adjectives are. Based on their knowledge, students create a 3-section flipbook using an adjective of their choice todemonstrate the difference between comparing two or more objects.

Collect A Variety of Materials/Resources for Student Use:
What Am I Pre-Assessment Sheet
2 Pigs Slide
3 Pigs Slide
Adjectives That Compare Worksheet
5 copies of Many Luscious Lollipops by Ruth Heller
How Many Did You Find Graphic Organizer
Group One video
Group Two video
Group Three video
Observation Checklist
Different colored construction paper

Post-Assessment Rubric

Activate and Pre-assess Student Prior Knowledge:
The teacher will pass out the What Am I Pre-Assessment Sheet to see how much each student knows about adjectives,comparative adjectives, and superlative adjectives one day prior to teaching the lesson. Teacher explains, This is not for a grade, but to show me what you know about an upcoming lesson I am going to teach you. Student grouping with be made accordingly.

The next day, the teacher will brainstorm with students about adjectives on the Smart Board. The teacher asks students, What is an adjective? Theteacher will begin creating an adjective Web on the board with the word adjective in the center. Student answers should consist of descriptive words due to the fact they have already learned about adjectives. With each answer, the teacher will add a new branch to the adjective web. By the time the web is complete, there should be color words, size words, emotions words, etc. branching from...
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