I always felt that I never had fun activities to practice comparatives (los comparativos) with my 8th grade students. Because of this, I made my own activity that I LOVED and that my students did such a great job with!
I created Station Activities that can be used in two different ways. What’s included?: Well, there is one worksheet to practice each comparative. The comparatives included are “mejor que,” “peor que,” “más __ que,” and “menos __ que.”
There is also a recording sheet to go along with the worksheets, as well as an optional, REALLY AWESOME, speaking activity (THAT CAN BE USED AS A BUILT-IN SUMMARY ACTIVITY to use if you choose to!
First way to use this resource! = Print out two copies of each station worksheet. Keep one copy for you to have to use while reviewing, and hang up the other copies around your classroom. Print out the recording sheets and make copies for your students. One sheet is for the sentences using mejor/peor que and another sheet is for más/menos que. Provide students with approximately 8-10 minutes to walk around the room and complete the stations by creating sentences using the information on the station worksheets and the comparatives. Students will record their sentences on their recording sheets.
Second way to use this resource! (This is what I did in my classroom) = I used this resource over the course of two days. The first day I had my students focus on using mejor que/peor que. I printed and gave each student a front to back copy of the mejor que/peor que worksheets, as well as a front to back copy of the recording sheet AND PARTNER SPEAKING ACTIVITY. First, I allowed my students to work with any partner to create sentences using mejor que/peor que and the provided information and situations. Once students made sentences, I then used the partner speaking activity as the SUMMARY to my lesson. YES, THAT’S RIGHT! This resource has a BUILT IN SUMMARY ACTIVITY!!! Once students created their sentences and returned back to their seats, I asked them to turn-and-talk to their neighbor to share their opinions (AKA the sentences they created using the comparatives). They then had to check off a box which outlined if they were similar or different from their partner. This communicative activity encouraged students to engage in conversation and speak in the target language. The next day, my students did the same exact thing, except now with más ___que and menos ___ que.
This activity is ready to use for your classroom! It was the perfect activity for my students to use comparatives in Spanish, and even more perfect with its’ built in, communicative, summary activity!