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Degrees of Comparison

The Degrees of Comparison are known as the positive, comparative and superlative.  These adjectives are used to compare two or more things.  The English grammar rules are a little complex, however, with practice, the Child will soon master the correct diminutive to use.

Original price was: R149Current price is: R99

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Description

Children always enjoy comparing one thing to another.  The Degrees of Comparison activity, does just this, and more.  A comparative adjective is the part of speech used to describe the positive noun word that will be compared to another, similar object, and then there is the best, the Superlative!

  • the positive adjective describes the initial noun
  • comparative adjectives are achieved by just adding -er to the adjective that describes the positive noun; with exceptions
  • superlative adjectives are achieved by normally adding -est to the adjective that descries the positive noun
  • however, if the positive adjective ends in ‘y’, then the y is changed to an ‘i’ and the ending becomes -ier, or -iest
  • there are, however, exceptions to the rule; and these must be learnt

The Child matches the word card to the relevant header card.

Examples of the Degrees of Comparison

POSITIVE COMPARATIVE SUPERLATIVES
slow slower slowest
happy happier happiest
good better best

Objectives

  • the direct objective of this material:
    • the Child understands how an adjective changes to compare one noun to another; or to describe a noun that is of higher or lesser value than the original noun
  • indirectly, the Child
    • improves their vocabulary and reading skills
    • the Child understands the function of degrees of comparison
    • gain self-confidence, direction and discipline
  • teacher should incorporate materials from the different environments to illustrate how degrees of comparison work
    • link back to the top 3 smallest cubes from the pink tower, small, smaller and smallest
    • or link to the red rod;  long, longer, longest
  • aligned to the Montessori language curriculum
  • the Child is introduced to the concept of categorising words

Contents and Dimensions

  • 3 header cards – 6 cm x 2 cm / (2¼” x ¾”)
  • 30 word cards
  • A6 transparent, plastic envelope, to store and display the cards on the shelves – 18 cm x 13 cm x 0.5 cm / (7″ x 5″ x ¼”)
  • No lamination required
  • Non-tear and scratch proof
  • Printed with Eco-friendly inks
  • Easy to clean with a damp cloth

Order R1000 worth of items to qualify for free shipping to your door anywhere in South Africa.

Transit times depend on your location:

  • Cape Metro – next day if your order is placed before 13h00
  • Gauteng & Durban – 2 to 3 days
  • Everywhere else – 2 to 4 days depending on your location

 

Feel free to email us should you require any further information.

We offer free delivery to the USA:

  • USA – free for orders over $400 – 7 days to your door
  • Canada – 7 day shipping is calculated at checkout – subject to additional GST & PST which is billed on arrival
  • UK – 7 day shipping is calculated at checkout – subject to 20% VAT which is billed on arrival
  • EU – 7 day shipping calculated at checkout – subject to EU VAT which is billed on arrival
  • Australia – 9 days – may be subject to 10% GST which is billed on arrival
  • NZ – 9 days – may be subject to 15% GST which is billed on arrival

Should you require further information about shipping charges, please feel free to contact us at info@childrenshouse.co.za

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Additional information

Weight 0.03 kg
Dimensions 18 × 13 × 0.5 cm

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