Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Comparative and Superlative Adjective Advertisements

If you need to teach your students comparative and superlative adjectives and you have 30 minutes, boy do I have an activity for you. I was dying laughing at the kids' projects and they were able to work in groups and pairs.

Step 1. Teach a mini lesson (about 5 minutes- trust me they will catch on, and they will Learn more later)

Step 2. Question them as to which industry uses these the most. This is good for a little dialogue on real world application. 

Step 3. Show them an advertisement that you make. I made mine a fake product that was silly. Best decision ever. The kids make up things that are awesome. Underline your comparative and superlative adjectives.
Step 4. Allow the students to work in pairs if you like. Set a timer for 15 minutes and let them go crazy. 

Step 5. Walk around and help the students differentiate between comparative and superlative adj. in their ads. This is where the real learning takes place as it is applied. 

Step 6. Let the students present to the class and prepare to laugh. (My kids invented swag spray, vampire repellant, assassin dolls, and something called the "flatch patch" that is supposed to make your toots smell better. The kids were dying laughing.)


P.S. please comment with any questions! I would love to start a dialogue about teaching! What are you struggling with teaching?


  1. That is a wonderful idea! But would ESL children catch up with the mini lesson? Native language is Arabic!

    1. Hi there!
      Great question. I did not have an ESL learners in my class when I did this activity. I would possibly modify the activity for them and give them a word bank of simpler comparative and superlative adjectives to choose from for their advertisements (good, better, best / cheap, cheaper, cheapest etc) on a positive note, many languages have a comparable system of adjectives! (I had to learn the French version in college.)
      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment !

  2. Hello Victoria! I've just come up with this post and I really loved! I'm gonna try it tomorrow,thank you for your contribution to the teaching World :) Greetings from Turkey!

  3. Shouldn't it be ..more clever...instead of cleverer?

    1. Probably. :P
      My students love it when I make mistakes and they can correct me!


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