ROBO D.C - A Creative Activity and Transaction to Teach Degrees of Comparison.

Topic: Degrees of Comparison,
Grade: Secondary,
Skills Focused: Grammar and Creative Expression.
                               We would agree grammar is one of the most challenging. The reason is that it is not easy to motivate students, especially young students to learn grammar. Simply sitting kids down and explaining rules is not an option because they possess certain characteristics that make their learning different from that of adults. That's why we need clear contexts that help them connect and associate with the language. One way to achieve this is through theme-based instruction. So I always plan interesting activities to motivate my learners.
                               I started the topic (Degrees of Comparison) by drawing some pictures on the board and asked them to observe and understand the concept of each group. I asked, "Are there any differences?" After their responses, I explained most of the adjectives have three different forms to show the degree of comparison. Once again I explained the pictures by giving some examples and they are positive, comparative and superlative. I gave some list of adjectives and their three forms. I also told them we will do a writing activity in the next period so read them.

 Writing task:
                In the next period, we did a creative writing activity "ROBO D.C". Later I asked them to present in front of the class. You can watch the presentation in the below video.

Reading task:

                         Once they have learnt the three forms of some adjectives I taught them how to use and write sentences when compare things, persons and groups. So I also explained them how to write a sentence in the comparative and superlative form. And also taught them how to compare and write using as so as, not so as by giving some examples. Different examples, simplification of the topic and motivating activities made them learn the topic easily and effectively. 

                           Finally, I asked them to write 20 sentences by observing the below table from their coursebook. I am very satisfied that they wrote without any difficulty. 

               Hope you enjoy the topic. Thanks for reading.


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