Big, Bigger, Biggest - Comparatives
About the Big, Bigger, Biggest - Comparatives Lesson
The reading introduces the children to comparative and superlative adjectives and can be used as an individual task or as a paired activity.
• The children will understand the function of comparative and superlative adjectives.
• The children will be able to identify and use the adjectives.
?I can run faster than you!?
?They have the biggest house on the block.?
?That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard.?
What do all these sentences have in common? They all contain comparisons. When we describe something, we use a word called an adjective. An adjective describes a noun, for example: ?a fast runner.? When we use an adjective to compare two things we usually add ?er to the end of the adjective, like we did in the example: ?I can run faster than you!? Faster is a comparative adjective. Here are some more comparative adjectives: bigger; longer; older; faster; lighter.