Teaching Practice 4
To provide clarification, review and practice of comparatives -er than and more than in the context of comparing three major cities.
To provide an understanding and practice of comparatives while learning more about three major cities.
Procedure (37-48 minutes)
1. Share screen for Google slides. 2. Students will tell me where to place items for population, size, and year established for major cities. 3. Ask them questions: - Is New York City bigger than London? - Which city is older, Mexico City or London? - Does Mexico City have more people than New York City?
Continue to share screen with students. Elicit answers to the four example words. 1. OLD. pronunciation. syllables: 1. adjective. comparative: older. comparing: older than. 2. BIG. pronunciation: big. syllables: 1. adjective. comparative: bigger 3. FAR: pronunciation: fahr. syllables 1. adjective/adverb. comparative: farther/further. 4. PEOPLE. pronunciation: pee-pl. syllables: 2. noun. comparative: more people than.
1. The students will work individually to change the bolded word to its proper comparative. (3 minutes) -London is always so crowded. It definitely has (people) New York. -Mexico City is a really old city, but it is not (old) London. -Although New York City is big, Mexico City is (big). -London is (far) New York from Mexico City. -I’m not sure which city is (safe), New York City or London. -Mexico City is (cool) than both New York City and London. 2. Students will compare answers in breakout rooms. (3 minutes) 3. Check answers as a group. Nominate students to tell and spell their answer.
1. Share link to a google form. 2. Students will individually complete a multiple choice activity: choosing the correct comparative. (3 minutes) 3. In breakout rooms, students will compare answers. (2 minutes) 4. As a group, we will review the correct answer. (3 minutes)
1. In breakout rooms, students will tell us about two cities where they have been by comparing them. (4 minutes) 2. As a group, we will discuss. (3 minutes)
1. I will put an errors I heard on the screen. 2. Students will tell me the corrections.