Comparative adjectives

Comparative, Handwriting practice, ELA K-2, ELA 1st Grade




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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (person, place, or thing). Adjectives make writing more detailed and more exciting. They tell us how something looks, smells, sounds, or feels. Comparative adjectives compare two people, animals, places, or things. They end in -er.
Download our Comparative adjectives activity below. 

The activity introduces comparative adjectives ending in -er. Choose the image that matches the comparative adjective. What other adjectives would you use to describe these images? This activity has also been designed for handwriting practice.


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Adjective: tall
Comparative Adjective: taller


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In line with both the Common Core Standards (US) and the National Curriculum (UK), children are expected to develop a mastery of grammar that will help them become proficient in their use of written and oral language. 

Mastery of grammar requires an understanding of concepts such as the different parts of speech (e.g. noun, verb, adjective), the different tenses of verbs (e.g. play-played, go-went), the plural of nouns (e.g. pen-pens, box-boxes, man-men), the syntax of simple and complex sentences and questions, and the correct use of punctuation.

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