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Positive, Comparative, and Superlative Adverbs Task Cards

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 3 - 5

Practice using positive, comparative, and superlative adverbs in sentences with a set of adverb task cards.

Comparative and Superlative Adverbs for Kids

Comparative and superlative adverbs can be one of the most challenging topics to teach in elementary grammar lessons. Many seasoned writers find them difficult to use in their writing. If that’s the case, it can be even more challenging for younger students!

How do you teach students to identify adverbs and use them in their comparative and superlative forms? Adverb worksheets and adverb games are the typical go-to instructional materials, but students get more out of practice when they can get up, move around, and learn simultaneously.

Teaching adverbs with a task card set is a great way to practice using the correct adverb forms needed in sentences. With these twenty task cards, students will practice using positive, superlative, and comparative adverbs in sentences. 

To use, students read the sentence on the task card and the three multiple-choice options. They will then select the correct adverb to complete the sentence. 

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your English lessons. 

In addition to individual student work time, use this adverb activity to enhance learning through guided writing groups, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need help understanding the concepts by 

  • Completing the activity in a small group or one-to-one learning environment.
  • Provide students with a reading partner or read-aloud accommodations as needed.
  • Additionally, provide access to previous assignments, adverb posters, and anchor charts for students to recall past lessons.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

  • Accelerate your students’ adverb skills with one of our adverb games or sorting activities to use during work.
  • Challenge your fast finishers to use adverbs to enhance a previously written piece, then compare the two to see which is better.

Adverb Activity Options for Cards

🛴 Scoot Activity 

Place the cards around the room in numerical order and give each student a recording sheet. Assign students or pairs to a starting point card. Give students time to review the card and record their answers in the corresponding space on their paper. Students will rotate to the next card when you say, “SCOOT!” Continue in this manner until students return to their starting point. 


👋 Exit Ticket 

Use these cards as a formative assessment after your lesson. Pick a random assortment of cards and project them on the board for the whole class to see. Students can record their answers on paper, sticky notes, or notebooks. 

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. A recording sheet and answer key are also included with this download.

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

Punch a hole in each corner to keep the task cards out of pockets or under desks to place them on a binder ring. 

Sustainability Tip: Print a few recording sheets on cardstock and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them.  

This resource was created by Kiri Sowers, a teacher in Illinois and Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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