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Default looking for a game of 'comparative and superlative" grammar

I am teaching comparative and superlative for a 15-student class. Who have any games or activities? Please help me. Thanks so much
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Default Re: looking for a game of 'comparative and superlative" grammar

What age are your students?

I taught it to some 10-11 year olds and we created a "superlative Olympics" where they each 'competed' to see who had the longest hair, biggest mouth, widest arm span, loudest voice, hold their breath the longest etc. You could put them in teams and ask them to 'enter' their best competitor in each 'event'.
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Default Re: looking for a game of 'comparative and superlative" grammar

That's interesting. I am teaching 9 - 12 year old students. Your suggestion is very useful for me. Thanks so much!
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Default Re: looking for a game of 'comparative and superlative" grammar

Look no further than mes-english.com's Eigomon game.

http://www.mes-english.com/games/eigomon.php

it's free
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Default Re: looking for a game of 'comparative and superlative" grammar

Found a pretty cool basket ball game online that works with comparatives and superlatives, but it's only good as a supplement to a lesson. It's probably more suitable to your eleven and twelve year olds.

http://www.marks-english-school.com/...asketball.html
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Default Re: looking for a game of 'comparative and superlative" grammar

I'm glad you all like those games (Eigomon and the basketball game)

I also use some animal board games to practice comparative and superlative. Let the students travel around the board and compare the animal in the space they left with the animal in the space they moved to.

Ex. If they were on elephant and moved to lion:

Lions are scarier than elephants.

You can get printable board games here www.mes-english.com/worksheets/flashcards/

I follow up with some talking worksheets on coparatives
http://www.mes-english.com/worksheets/talking.php

Those worksheets aren't games, but they might be helpful.

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http://www.mes-english.com/worksheet...ds/animals.php

that's the link you want Mark....
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Hi!My name is MaitĂȘ and I teach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Ps.: I loved the animals board game!
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Default Re: looking for a game of 'comparative and superlative" grammar

I use this as an introduction or conclusion to teaching comparatives with kids about the same age.

I teach them personality and appearance adjectives first, smart, funny, tall, short, etc. I review the adjectives and write them (or post flashcards on the board). After reviewing all, I tell the students to write names of people under the flashcards. They can write names of friends in their class, in the school (it is a small school) or teachers. Then we compare the people in the lists. "Who is taller, so and so or so and so?"

Also jeopardy is a great game for reviewing comparatives and superlatives, although it is a lot of preparation.

I do a lot with cards also. I have several sets of animal cards. I put the students in small groups. One person chooses a card without showing the other students. The other students must guess what animal it is. You can make the person holding the card give hints, for example "it is smaller than an elephant and it is faster than a frog," or the students guessing can ask questions. "Is it smaller than an elephant?"
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Default Re: looking for a game of 'comparative and superlative" grammar

This is more of a project, but is interesting. I use it with junior high schoolers, but could probably be used with younger students.

I have them deconstruct magazine advertisements. What are they comparing the product to? What is it better than? It is the best of what? Why? Then I have them design their own advertisement for an imaginary product.
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Default Re: looking for a game of 'comparative and superlative" grammar

I have a group of private students between 8 and 13.
I get them to think of super heroes and heroins and their superpowers... after brainstorming, the kids DRAW their own superhero surrounded by 4 circles. (Super Stickman is modelled on the w/b) in each circle there are words and/or pix which describe their own hero's powers.
This leads to guided writing of what the hero can do and a few adj. to describe the hero.
Stage 3 is speaking - modelled by the teacher with one student first.
this could also be done as a pyramid activity in a larger class.
finally feedback to find out the most powerful, the tallest etc.
T-ss questions : "Emilia, who did you talk to? Is your hero stronger or weaker than Paulo's hero?"
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Default Re: looking for a game of 'comparative and superlative" grammar

The Superlative Olympics is a very interesting idea, specially for talkative students. Great idea.
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Default Re: looking for a game of 'comparative and superlative" grammar

i really like this superlative olympics idea. I'm going to try it this week, using pictures and "awards" to really engage my group. We will see how it goes! LOL
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