Lesson Planning of Degrees of Adjectives
Students` Learning Outcomes
- Articulate, identify and use degrees of regular adjectives and irregular adjectives.
Information for Teachers
- Adjectives have three degrees (1st, 2nd, 3rd) positive, comparative and superlative.
- There are two types of degrees of adjectives: as;
Regular and irregular
- Following are the examples of regular degrees of adjectives:
- Following are some of the examples of irregular degrees of adjectives:
Material / Resources
Writing board, chalk/marker, textbook, 4-5 pencils of different length, a tennis ball, a table tennis ball and a ball smaller than the table tennis ball, like playing marble
- Show children a tennis ball.
- Ask them if it is a big or small ball.
- If they say it is small, show them the table tennis ball and ask about its size.
- If they don`t answer, tell them that this one is smaller.
- Repeat with the third ball or playing marble and introduce them to the word ‘smallest’.
- Write a few adjectives on the board; big, small, clean, dirty, good, bad, etc.
- Using a few flashcards showing different characteristics of common objects, the teacher makes three sentences for three degrees of adjectives. The teacher may then show a list having the three degrees of adjectives in a tabular form.
- Some other examples of such sort are given below: as;
Sum up / Conclusion
- Discuss about irregular comparisons (good, better, best), and the comparative/superlative degrees of the adjectives that end in ‘y’.
- Ask the students to complete the following table individually.
- Involve the students in solving the problems related to adjectives given in the exercise of the textbook.
- The related activity in the textbook involving descriptions could be given as a follow up of this concept.
- Continue to use different degrees of adjectives in your daily conversation with students and remind them of their usage, as; ‘Today it`s warmer than it was yesterday’.