5 Best Comparative and Superlative Worksheets for Classroom Lesson Plans

comparative superlative adjectives worksheets
Last Updated: May 20, 2018

Comparative and Superlative Worksheets as Lesson Plans

Teaching these comparatives and superlatives worksheets can be tons of fun. This is because there are always new and innovative ways to compare things for size, height and any type of adjective.

Examples of comparative adjectives are ‘bigger than’, ‘taller than’ and ‘more beautiful than’. We use comparative adjectives when we directly compare one object versus another object.

And we use superlative adjectives when we compare a noun to one or many. For example, world records are the largest, or tallest, or most beautiful of something making them superlatives.

Now that you have an understanding of these types of adjectives, let’s dig a bit deeper into these 5 comparative and superlative worksheets. They are 100% free for teachers and here they are from best to worst.

1 Animal, Science and World Superlatives Quiz

This superlatives quiz challenges students knowledge and skill for animals, world and science superlatives. Unlike your typical quiz where you answer questions, students have to create superlative questions.

For example, “World Superlatives” for 100$ is Mount Everest. When students see Mount Everest, they have to think of a question that uses a superlative to uniquely describe it. In this case, the correct question is “What is the tallest mountain in the world?”

First, create teams of 3 or 4 students. Next, pick a category and a money amount. If you scroll further below this worksheet, there are examples of questions and answers. The first team that raises their hands can create a question. If they create a question correctly, they earn that amount of money. But if they get it wrong, they lose that amount of money. Finally, the team with the most money at the end wins the game.

2 Comparative Adjectives

Comparative Adjectives Worksheet

In this comparative adjectives worksheet, students write sentences for each image. In addition, they have to use the words in each image to create sentences.

Comparative adjectives contrast differences (bigger, faster, higher, etc) between two or several people, places or things. For example, it usually follows this pattern of sentence:

Noun (subject) + verb + comparative adjective + than + noun (object)

3 Superlative Adjectives Crossword Puzzle

Superlative Adjectives Crossword Puzzle

When you describe the most of something, you are using superlative adjectives. For example, the cheetah is the fastest mammal in the animal kingdom. The word “fastest” is the largest degree of speed so this makes it a superlative adjective.

In this superlative adjectives worksheet, we practice this type of adjective. In addition, we explore the world and what is the coldest, driest and closest for geography.

First, print off the superlative adjectives worksheet. Next, have students fill in the blanks and write their answer in the crossword puzzle. Finally, check their understanding by asking if they know of any other superlative adjectives.

4 Comparatives Short Story: Brother Rivalry

This comparatives adjectives story is about brother rivalry. It’s about two boys that love to compete each other. One boy is older, taller and no matter how hard his brother tries, he’s always the best. Until they eat their dinner…

In this comparatives adjectives story, students have to fill in the blanks with the words at the bottom of the story. After students are finished the story, they can practice reading it aloud. Can they think of their own comparative adjectives story for other sports?

5 Comic Book Hero Superlatives

Your Superhero Story

If you’re an artist, then it’s your time to shine. If you could have any superpower in the world, what would it be and why?

For example, you could be the strongest man or woman in the world. Or, you could be the fastest. In this activity, you can practice superlatives and comparatives.

Comparative and Superlative Worksheets as Lesson Plans

When you describe the differences between two nouns, you most likely will use comparative and superlative adjectives.

Comparative adjectives contrast differences often in this way: Subject + verb + comparative adjective (often -er) + than + noun. For example, he walks faster than his brother.

And superlative superlative adjectives are structured thus way: Subject + verb + superlative adjective (often with -est). For example, she jumps the highest.

Overall, comparatives often adds -ER and superlatives add -EST to adjectives.

All of our worksheets are free to use for any purpose and ready to print for your classroom.

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