What Size Is It?

What Size Is It?

PURPOSE

FOCUS

INTEGRATION OF CONTENT/SUBJECT AREAS

STRATEGY/ACTIVITY

Arrange the students in teams. Write the following words on the board:

small large tall smart
smaller larger taller smarter
smallest largest tallest smartest

Discuss the comparative qualities of each with the students. Ask what the difference is between the words in each set. Have them demonstrate their understanding by first creating some type of drawing or picture that depicts the difference in the degree of words. After they have completed their drawings or representations, have them write their descriptions or explanations.

Example
long, longer, longest

Drawing

Descriptions/Explanations
Lina has long black hair, but Sue's hair is longer. Jennifer has the longest hair of all the girls in our room.

Encourage the students to be as creative as they can as they think of ways to describe the comparisons. Have each team share how they described each set of words. Ask whether they can think of other words to compare. Students may contribute other words, such as:

ASSESSEMENT