The Love of Language

by Ms. Jenn

What is the comparative and superlative form of the adjective warm? Are you just continuing to read, or did you google those words? If you did either of those actions, then right now is your opportunity for a great learning moment.

The comparative form of warm is warmer.

The vacation spot was warmer than where I live.

The superlative form of warm is warmest.

This is the warmest time of the year.

Sometimes with adjectives the words more or most must be added.

He was more funny than Katie.

She was the most beautiful woman in the room.

I personally think learning about language is awesome.

There may be some adults that don’t hold my opinion. Worse yet, there are some young children that don’t hold my opinion either. Ask a typical kid to write a three paragraphs about butterflies and what do you get? The eyes start rolling, inaudible sounds of complaint, and a few whines. As an instructor, I have witnessed that many kids can lack a love for language arts, in part, perhaps this is because they don’t have teachers who love it themselves.

Learning about the English language is a passion of mine. I love to instruct students and help them see that language can be a playground. It’s a medium to communicate all of the thoughts and feelings inside our bodies.There are stories to tell of pirates and gold. There are plays to be written and spoken about cursed carnivals. There are poems, speeches, and essays to be written and shared about hamsters.  Each word has a meaning. Each word has a purpose. It’s really about learning how to organize small bits onto long strings.

A word of advice. If you start kids young with excitement and encouragement, then writing may not be such a hassle later on. However, if you don’t have the passion, then find an instructor that oozes it. Everyone wins in that scenario.

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