The Beatles Comparatives and Superlatives Lesson Plan


In this lesson I have used the Beatles’ changing appearance and musical style to provide students with the opportunity to practice using comparatives and superlatives.

Students compare images of the Beatles from 1963 and 1970. There was quite a change as you will see.

Students then look at the musical progression from I Want To Hold Your Hand through to I Am The Walrus. Again, many students were shocked at how much the songs changed and this really engaged them.


Finally they discuss Beatles’ album covers using both comparative and superlative structures.

I have prepared a PowerPoint presentation and each step of the lesson is included in the notes section at the bottom of each slide.

The PowerPoint can be downloaded here.

I hope your students enjoy it as much as mine did.


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19 comments on “The Beatles Comparatives and Superlatives Lesson Plan
  1. Thanks a lot for posting. It is always helpful to have your beautiful and enthusiastic projects. Congrats!

  2. Naomi says:

    Great lesson….. Thanks for sharing this.

  3. […] The Beatles Comparatives and Superlatives Lesson Plan. […]

  4. ade rachman says:

    i’m a big fan of beatles and i teach english…i love you lesson plan! great job!

  5. Valéria Ribeiro says:

    great! I’ll use it next month!

  6. Melanie says:

    This looks excellent–when I’m back in the classroom, this will be in my tool box. Will also ask them if they want to sing one of the songs. 🙂

  7. Yaz says:

    Thanks for sharing!!! It’s a great lesson!

  8. viviana says:

    Thank you for sharing!!!!

  9. María Graciela Brizuela, Educator, Jujuy, Argentina says:

    It’s a great lesson plan! Thenk you so much for sharing it!

  10. Alejandra says:

    I really love this idea. Thank you so much for sharing it.

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