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

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Dare to Compare

We've discussed/practiced using adjectives in previous posts. Now let's take it one step further. Adjectives can change there form to show different degrees.

There are three degrees for each adjective:

  • Positive degree: used to express a quality without comparing. (My room is neat.)
  • Comparative degree: used to express a higher or lower degree of change. It's used to compare two things. (My room is neater than my brother's room.)
  • Superlative degree: used to express the highest or lowest degree of change. It's used when there are three or more things to be compared. (My room is the neatest room in the house.)
Use the following activity sheet to introduce your child to comparisons. Then use words from the list below for additional practice. Give them the positive degree adjective and have them change it into the correct -er and -est word. 

strong, weak, loud, soft, white, slow, fast, cool, warm, wide, narrow, long, short, dark, light, brave, wet, thick, thin, far, near, sweet, sour, wild, big

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

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