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Grade 03 ELA - EC: E03.D.1.1.7

Grade 03 ELA - EC: E03.D.1.1.7

Continuum of Activities

Continuum of Activities

The list below represents a continuum of activities: resources categorized by Standard/Eligible Content that teachers may use to move students toward proficiency. Using LEA curriculum and available materials and resources, teachers can customize the activity statements/questions for classroom use.

This continuum of activities offers:

  • Instructional activities designed to be integrated into planned lessons
  • Questions/activities that grow in complexity
  • Opportunities for differentiation for each student’s level of performance

Activities

 

  1. When do we use comparative adjectives?  How are they formed?
  1. When do we use superlative adjectives? How are they formed?
  1. When do we use comparative adverbs? How are they formed?
  1. When do we use superlative adverbs? How are they formed?
  1. Complete the sentences with the appropriate comparative or superlative adjectives.
  1. Complete the sentences with the appropriate comparative or superlative adverbs.
  1. Write sentences to compare the main character from passage one to the main character in passage two. Use comparative adjectives or adverbs in your sentences to show the comparisons.
  1. Draw a picture of your family and label each person’s name. For each person, use comparative or superlative adjectives or adverbs to describe them. For example, who is the tallest person in your family? Who is the funniest person? Are you taller than your brother?

 

Answer Key/Rubric

  1. Students should explain that comparative adjectives are used when we are comparing one noun or pronoun to one other noun or pronoun. Students should explain that comparative adjectives are formed by adding the suffix –er to the adjective or by using the word more with the adjective.
  1. Students should explain that superlative adjectives are used when comparing one noun or pronoun to two or more other nouns or pronouns. Students should explain that superlative adjectives are formed by adding the suffix –est to the adjective or by using the words the most with the adjective.
  1. Students should explain that comparative adverbs are used when we are comparing the action one noun or pronoun to the action of other noun or pronoun. Students should explain that comparative adverbs are formed by adding the suffix –er to the adverb or by using the word more with the adverb.
  1. Students should explain that superlative adverbs are used when comparing the action of one noun or pronoun to the actions of two or more other nouns or pronouns. Students should explain that superlative adverbs are formed by adding the suffix –est to the adverb or by using the words the most with the adverb.
  1. Students must read to determine if the adjective should be comparative or superlative. They should recognize the number of nouns or pronouns being compared. Once they have determined the correct form, they must then decide if they should add a suffix to the adjective (-er or –est) or if they should use the word more/most with the adjective.
  1. Students must read to determine if the adverb should be comparative or superlative. They should recognize the number of nouns or pronouns being compared. Once they have determined the correct form, they must then decide if they should add a suffix to the adverb (-er or –est) or if they should use the word more/most with the adverb.
  1. Students will read two passages to compare the main characters. They will show these comparisons in sentences that use comparative adjectives and adverbs. Students should recognize when to use the suffix –er and when to use the word more.
  1. Students will use comparative or superlative adjectives and/or adverbs to describe family members. They should recognize whether they should be using the comparative or superlative forms each time. They should also know when to use the suffixes –er/-est or the words more/most.
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