To help students learn how to compare and contrast two different things, using so/too, neither/either, and but + auxiliary.
Perhaps the most important element of any plan is the part where we say what our aims are.Jeremy Harmer in The Practice of English Language Teaching
Procedure (60 minutes)
We will complete a few simple sentences using comparatives modified by adverbs.
For each of the three forms, I will first elicit the rest of a sentence using the form (Terry has glasses, and...). Then I will explain how the structure is formed and used, using example sentences. Students will also contribute their own example sentences. For but + auxiliary, we will also watch a short movie clip and analyze an instance of the form there.
Students will work in small groups to complete a fill-in-the-blanks worksheet. Then they will check their answers against an answer key.
On the board, I will show a picture of five different people. Students will be separated into teams. Each team will have ten minutes to create as many sentences as they can comparing and contrasting the people in the picture. (Online students may have to find and open the slide show on Nexus). For example, "Terry has glasses, but Ella doesn't." If time, I will have each team share one sentence with the class.