Nonna's Favorite Quotes:

Nonna's Favorite Quotes: "The best way to make children good is to make them happy." — Oscar Wilde, author and poet

Monday, June 25, 2012

Back to Business: More About -er and -est

I'm back from vacation and ready to post some new activity sheets to help you work on your child's language and reading skills. 

Let's continue where we left off before I took a short break. We were learning about adjectives...more specifically, the three degrees of adjectives.
  • Positive degree: used to express a quality without comparing
  • Comparative degree (-er):  used to express a higher or lower degree of change (between two things)
  • Superlative degree (-est):  used to express the highest or lowest level of change (between three or more things)
Using the pictures as a guide, read the three sentences in each box. Ask your child to choose the correct endings (-er or -est) that are missing in the second and third sentences. Reinforce the concept that -er is when you are comparing two things and -est is used when you are comparing three or more things. Write the correct endings on the provided lines.

Note:  Point out that sometimes you have to double the last letter of the word before adding the -er and -est (like the word hot on the activity sheet.) Here are some common words that also fit into this category: big, wet, mad, and sad. 

To Print:  Double click on the sheet to open it. Then right click and choose Print Picture.

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