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Old 04-17-2011, 04:37 PM
 
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Does anyone have any fun activities to review -er and -est? As well as good/better/best and bad/worse/worst?

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a few ideas
Old 04-18-2011, 03:58 AM
 
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When I teach the postive/comparative/superlative forms we make a chart in our notebooks. We remember that positive is one, comparative is 2 so you use "er" or "more", and superalative is 3 or more so you use "est" or most. Then we chart many words and make up sentences around the room. I don't know how fun it is, but they seem to "get it".

Here are some on-line places I've looked for ideas too, there are some powerpoints, some games, and some ideas....I've used some of these but not all:

http://languagearts.pppst.com/superlative.html

http://www.tefl.net/alexcase/workshe...rlative-games/

http://www.rickwalton.com/curricul/acpig.htm

http://www.onestopenglish.com/gramma...144844.article

Hope some of that is what you are looking for.
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:21 PM
 
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I like to also look at different words that end in -er or -est and see if they have the same meaning as "more" and "most".
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more on more and most
Old 04-19-2011, 04:44 AM
 
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to go along with PP, I make sure that my students understand that more and most are the comparative and superlative forms of "much"...then they seem to see why we use them with multisyllabic words
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another idea found on the net
Old 04-20-2011, 12:32 PM
 
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Found this on an ESL web-site, don't know the song, but figured I'd share:

"This is an excellent way to introduce comparatives on the first day.
Play the song "Deeper than the Holler" by Randy Travis.
Give the students a handout of the chorus with the comparatives
removed. (eg.. "My love is _______________________ the holler.")
Play the song again, pausing just before the first time the chorus is
played and tell the students to fill in as many of the missing words
as possible. The second time the chorus comes up, you might want to
pause after every sentence.
Going over the answers is a great segue into a grammar lesson on
comparatives." http://www.eslcafe.com/idea/index.cg...1120-24166.txt


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