Nov 23, 2008

Kung Fu Panda: Comparatives

This is an activity to practice comparatives. This animated movie is fantastic. I love animation and this one is really speacial. The scene is great to compare the main characters, great rivals.


Before you watch the segment:

Take a look at Po and Tai Lung. Then write next to the characters the qualities that best describe them, according to your impressions from the pictures. Make sure you write different adjectives for each of the characters.

This is Po:
Ex:


FAT


FUNNY



This is Tai Lung
Ex:
STRONG
INTELLIGENT





FAT - STRONG - FRIENDLY - HEAVY - SMART

FUNNY - INTELLIGENT - TIRED - FAST - CONFIDENT

LAZY - AGGRESSIVE - DANGEROUS - UGLY - QUIET
video

After watching the segment:

Take a look at your list again and decide if you would like to change your original guesses by writing sentences comparing Po and Tai Lung.


Ex:
(Po / Funny) Po is funnier than Tai Lung.
(Tai Lung / Strong) Tai Lung is as strong as Po.
(Po) / Fat) Po is fatter than Tai Lung.
(Tai Lung / intelligent) Tai Lung is less intelligent than Po.
How to develop your own activity
- Select a scene in which you can compare two characters
- Choose adjectives that describe the characters
- Prepare a chart for students to fill in with adjectives that describe them
- Select the adjectives you want to assess
- The students write sentences using comparatives




4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi I really like your website 'cause I use it in class. But I would like to tell you that the video link on your website doesn't work, you click on it and it says it's no longer available.
Could you do something about it.
THX
sara

Claudio Azevedo said...

Try it again tomorrow. I'll replace the segment on youtube. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Claudio! Thank you so much for sharing your worksheet and your wonderful lesson plan! I would like to be able to make worksheets as skillfully as you, but struggle with that. Any tips? Is there a special program you use? I think I have Microsoft Word on my Mac and feel very limited. Thanks again!

rachayoub@yahoo.com

Claudio Azevedo said...

Thanks for your compliments. To tell you the truth, I don not use any kind of program or software to do it. I use Word, that's all. I'm not techy savvy, so I think that I just use the basics. If you send me a message with your worksheets telling me what you'd like to do with them, I may be able to help you out with tips, OK? claudioazevedo@thomas.org.br

See you.