Teaching “Taller, Larger, Longer” to 2nd Graders

Right about now, students are learning how to use comparatives using “er” at my school. This is a powerpoint I created with a co-worker that always has an impact with students. It shows students how to make comparisons by attaching “er” to adjectives (e.g. bigger, taller, faster, etc.).

Time: about 15 or 20 minutes

Level: 2nd grade JHS

Which is stronger, Godzilla or King Kong?

DOWNLOAD: Let’s Compare! – Powerpoint

Key Points about this powerpoint

  • It compares international landmarks, raising student awareness about the rest of the world.
  • It is presented in a quiz-show style so students can enjoy the thrill of guessing and discovery.
  • There is a section at the end where students can personalize the learning point by choosing between two things (e.g. math and English) and using the grammar to tell others about their preferences.

 Variation:

  • The PowerPoint uses Japanese translations for all the sentences — something which may be helpful to students. I have a feeling, though, that given the right class, it could be done without it.
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