ESL students can have a lot of fun with comparative adjectives, especially after they understand how to use them correctly. Allowing students to discover grammar rules by working together in cooperative learning groups both decreases teacher talk and instills deductive reasoning skills into students. When they can articulate rules into their own words, they own them and will be more like to both remember them and use them correctly.
In this linguistic investigation, students will work together to discover the rules for comparative adjectives. They will examine both spelling and form rules (when to use -er vs. more, less vs. not as)
Included are three worksheets to reinforce the rules discovered.
This activity was designed for high beginning-level adult ESL students.
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