Teaching With Books
The dates of Chinese New Year depend on the phases of the moon. The Chinese follow a lunar calendar for traditional holidays. The New Year begins with the first new moon, which marks the first day of the year. For the next 15 days, there are celebrations and parades. The holiday ends with the full moon.
Komodo dragons are an endangered species. They live in Indonesia, a group of islands near Southeast Asia. The Komodo dragon is the largest lizard in the world. It can weigh more than 300 pounds. Because of its weight, the Komodo dragon can’t move quickly for long. It struggles to chase its prey when hunting. But the lizard has a poisonous bite. Animals that are bitten by Komodo dragons eventually die from the bites.
Adjectives describe nouns or pronouns. Adjectives can also compare. Comparative adjectives compare two things and may end in -er. Superlative adjectives compare more than two things and may end in -est.
Underline the comparative or superlative adjective in each sentence.
1. The Willis Tower in Chicago, Illinois, is more than 200 feet taller than the Empire State Building in New York City.
2. The oldest public school in the United States opened on April 13, 1635 in Boston, Massachusetts.
3. Jennifer is the shortest person in the class.
Write sentences using a comparative and superlative adjective.
True or false?
48 × 25 = 24 × 50
Fill in the blank in this equation:
48 × 25 = 24 × 50 = ___ × 100