Learning a Better Question

S’s Story

The glass half full is a classic question and can lead to some very interesting conversations. In the Soup Kitchen we look at what may be the more important question and the impact of its answer.


Soup kitchen, Volunteer, Service, Optimistic, Pessimistic, A full stomach, Take care of each other

Lesson Ideas

Comparatives, Superlatives and Comparisons

English compares things with the comparative and superlative forms.
The tricky part is which words take -er, -est; and which use more and most. I better make an activity sheet for that. I’m just too distracted by food. I think most people are, so let’s talk about that instead.

The fun question in class is “What is the most unusual food you have eaten?” You always get some crazy answers. “Which do you like more” lets you practice comparisons. This is a good time to play Fruit Basket:
People who like chocolate more than vanilla!

Activity Sheet

Are you a creative person? I just have rough drafts for most of my activity sheets, maybe you can help me think of better designs for these.

Most people like talking about food, especially eating food. But you gotta’ cook before you can smile. This activity sheet gives us a few ingredients to work from. See what people can make: juice, soup, cookies. And then see what everybody wants to talk about. Probably the cookies. 😉