For Speech-Language Pathologists working with students in kindergarten – 3rd grade and targeting comparatives and superlatives:
✔ tall, taller, tallest
✔ short, shorter, shortest
✔ sunny, sunnier, sunniest
✔ cloudy, cloudier, cloudiest
✔ smelly, smellier, smelliest
✔ nasty, nastier, nastiest
✔ close, closer, closest
✔ far, farther, farthest
✔ deep, deeper, deepest
✔ shallow, shallower, shallowest
✔ scary, scarier, scariest
✔ high, higher, highest
✔ brave, braver, bravest
✔ full, fuller (more full), fullest
✔ high, higher, highest
✔ strong, stronger, strongest
✔ accurate, more accurate, most accurate
✔ quick, quicker, quickest
✔ slow, slower, slowest
✔ small, smaller, smallest
Bluebird Speech GRAMMAR CARDS
use relevant and engaging scenarios to target specific syntax goals and allow for opportunities to use the strategy of recasting.
There is evidence to support the concentrated use of recasts in grammatical intervention in children with Specific Language Impairment (Cleave et al., 2015).
• This is a 7 usable page download (20 total pages with title, black and white versions, instructions, and credits).
• 12 cards, each with a summer-themed scenario to compare. For example, picture 1 shows a sunny day, picture 2 shows sunnier day, and picture 3 shows the sunniest day of them all!
• Each card is approximately 3 X 5 inches and comes with a handy printable storage box.
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Where and How:
Use in individual or small group speech sessions.
• Comparatives and superlatives are adjectives (words that describe nouns) or adverbs (words that describe verbs or adjectives).
• Comparatives are used to compare 2 things.
• Usually –er or –ier are added to the end of the comparative (e.g. bigger).
• Superlatives are used to compare 3 or more things and describe the degree or quantity of something.
• Usually, -est or –iest are added to the end of the superlative (e.g. biggest). Some start with the word “most” or “least” (e.g. most expensive).
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Fall Comparative and Superlative Grammar Cards
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SL.K.4 Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with prompting and support, provide additional detail.
L.K.6 Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts.
L.1.6 Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using frequently occurring conjunctions to signal simple relationships (e.g., because).
L.2.6 Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe (e.g., When other kids are happy that makes me happy).
L.3.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
g. Form and use comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.