Following on from teaching the comparative (see my PowerPoint), I teach the superlative.
Thierry est le plus grand.
Venus est la plus grande.
Mon père est le moins bavard.
Ma mère est la moins bavarde.
How do we say the best and the worst?
Le foot est le meilleur.
La pêche est la pire.
The first slide encourages the students to actively engage with the new vocabulary: working in teams, using their prior knowledge, knowledge of other languages and using a process of elimination to figure out the meanings. It is differentiated as follows:
All: translate the sentences below. Explain the parts hi-lighted in red.
Most: How do we say the best and the worst?
Some: What do you notice about the position of the adjective in these sentences ? Why? C’est la plus grande ville de France.
C’est le film le moins intéressant que j’aie jamais vu.
The next slides have each phrase and a picture. Use this to elicit the pronunciation, the English, the rules and to drill.
Slide 6 considers word order and slide 7 summarises the inormation. This can be printed out and stuck into books. I follow this with my Superlatives Worksheet and Superlative Lotto.