- Comparative Adjectives: Use hand actions to teach the words big/bigger/biggest and small/smaller/smallest. Have students chant the three words in a set to learn the pattern. Play an "I Say, You Say" game: Tell the students that you are going to say one word, and you want them to respond with three forms of that word in a set pattern. "For example, if I say 'small', you say 'small, smaller, smallest'." Practice forming word sets using these adjectives: small, big, tall, short, slow, fast, sick, strong, happy, cold, hot, old, young, heavy. Focus on speaking and pronunciation, rather than reading or writing the words.