Time: Approximately 45 minutes
Directions, computers with Internet access OR print-outs of
information on 3
vehicles or houses, and the downloadable student directions
Word document "Using
Comparatives and Superlatives: Making a Purchase") from the Content
Prerequisites: Students need to have had an introduction
to the rules for forming comparative and superlative adjectives.
Implementation: This RWLO can be completed in the
classroom if there are enough computers for each student or small
group (2-3) of students. Otherwise, the RWLO can be
assigned as a homework activity to complete, and the student can
explain their final purchasing decision at the next class
- Provide access to the
Directions OR print
and distribute the
Comparatives and Superlatives: Making a Purchase (Word
KB) located in the Content Material section of this RWLO.
- Review the instructions with the class as needed.
- Tell the students to decide if they will research a car
or house to hypothetically purchase and instruct
them to access the corresponding website link listed in the
Directions and to then follow
for the website they choose.
After the students have found their 3 objects, they should
answer the questions listed in the Student Directions about the
qualities/characteristics and similarities/differences of
the objects, and then decide which of the 3 they would like
- Give the students time to explain their decision to
other students in another group or to the class.
Remind them to use comparative and superlative adjectives
whenever possible while explaining.