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What is the difference between the, a, and an?Designed for upper-intermediate English language pupils, this two-page packet could be used with less-advanced learners as well. Common rules are outlined and learners study when to use definite, indefinite, and zero articles. Finally, at the end of page two, they complete a practice opportunity by 26 fill-in-the-blank spaces.
Help your young native English speakers discern between a, an, or the with this two-page document. Each article is explained before short practice assessments are offered. A short paragraph on the second page also explains what is known as the zero article, or when an article is not needed. An answer key appears on the bottom of the second page. Your English language learners might also find this learning exercise helpful!
How are definite and indefinite articles used in the English language? Beginning English speakers review a, an, the, and the zero article with this two-page document. After reviewing common rules, examples, and exceptions (there are many!), learners complete one fill-in-the-blank exercise where they must choose which article best completes each sentence. Answers are provided.
Here is an outstanding series of lessons on journalism, writing newspaper articles, and writing editorials. This type of writing has long-been neglected in our schools, so this collection of writing activities is most-valuable. Along with the well-designed activities described in the lesson plans, there is a very good rubric for the teacher to use when grading student work. A terrific resource for high school English teachers.
Review the conditional form and French articles while talking about French cuisine. Learners complete sentences with the correct article or verb in the conditional tense. There's also an exercise that requires learners to know the various verb forms that can be used with si + le conditionel.
Get your class to use the scientific process to solve a scientific problem. They utilize the Natural Inquirer magazine to identify a research question which they write an introduction to and collect data to answer. They use graphs, photographs or charts to simulate their data while they create a Natural Inquirer style article. Note: This instructional activity could be used with any magazine.
Assess and diagnose grammar knowledge with this online resource. Learners complete 25 question online interactive quizzes at either a beginning or intermediate level. There are 30 grammar tests available; each has 25 questions. This website could be used as a test, an activity, a pre-assessment, or a sponge activity.
Students read an article from the New York Times and discuss the content. For this vocabulary lesson, students collaborate in small groups to select interesting nouns and verbs to define and share with the class, after reviewing the parts of speech. Students write original sentences using the words they collected from the article, ensuring that nouns and verbs are use appropriately.
Pep up your review of article usage with this bright green presentation! If your class is not normally enthralled with grammar, this neon green background will surely get their attention. The descriptions are very clear but unfortunately, some of the examples are muddled. The last slide contains sentences with blanks for your learners to fill in the correct article.
Reinforce nouns in your eighth grade classroom with an introductory conventions lesson plan. After reviewing the definitions for singular, plural, and collective nouns, kids view a series of slides to determine which nouns belong in which category. Turn the lesson plan into a grammar game for review.