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Go: JHS GrammarComparative/Superlaive Riddles

SUBMITTED BY: Cheryl Schlitter


EDITED BY: siguy

GRAMMAR: Comparative and Superlative

EXAMPLE: Ice skating is more fun than seeing a movie.

DATE ADDED: Jan 07, 2015

Small Classes (1-15 Students)ÒLarge Classes (16-39 Students)ÓHuge Classes (40+ Students)Ô


15-20 min.

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OUTLINE: Students will work with comparatives and superlatives in logic-based riddles (two questions themed for Valentine's Day).





  1. Review the grammar.
  2. Hand out the worksheet.
  3. Monitor students as they try to complete the riddles.



  • After giving the students a few minutes to think about each riddle, you can let the students discuss with a partner or in groups before checking the answers as a class.



  • It might be useful to read the questions and hints together before giving time for the students to think.
  • For the second riddle, the students can answer in the blanks under the pictures with just the first initial of each name (A, B, C, or D).
  • Make sure students understand the ranking criteria for the third riddle. Fun and inexpensive = best. If level of fun is the same, then cheaper is better.



    1) penguin
    2) Pictures from left to right: D, A, B, C (or largest to smallest: A, D, C, B)
    3) Dinner = 4, Movie = 3, Ice Skating = 1, Arcade = 2

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