Activity Overview

As students begin studying the French construction for comparative adverbs, storyboard visuals can provide helpful reinforcement. Use simple images with obvious comparative qualities and short sentence descriptions to help students practice their grammar and have fun at the same time. In this activity, students will write sentences for different adverbs, comparing two items or people.

This activity can be as simple or as challenging as you would like. Limit your students to comparison with regular adverbs (using plus/le plus or moins/le moins) or add in irregular adverbs (bien/mal). To get students started, provide them with an image and sentence in the base form column and ask them to complete the other squares. To allow for more creativity, show students the sample below and ask them to fill in all the squares on their own from the blank template provided.

Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Create a grid that demonstrates your ability to compare action using adverbs. For each adverb identified on the left side of the grid, you will write four sentences according to the list below.

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. In the description boxes, write a sentence based around the adverbs provided.
    • Use the adverb in its base form (Ex. A. parle vite.)
    • Use the adverb to compare two things (Ex. A. parle plus vite que B.)
    • Use the adverb to show equality between two things (Ex. A. parle aussi vite que B.)
    • Use the adverb to show the superlative (Ex. A. parle le plus vite de toute sa classe.)
  3. Create an illustration for each sentence using appropriate items, scenes, and characters.
  4. Save often!

Above each sentence, create a scene or image that demonstrates your meaning. The images can be simple, but should clearly show comparisons between two or more actions as necessary.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 6-12

Difficulty Level --- N/A ---

Type of Assignment Individual, Partner, or Group


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