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Definite and Indefinite Articles and the Zero Article
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.
Definite and Indefinite Articles and the Zero Articles
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.
Articles: A, An, The, or -
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 worksheet helpful!
Grammar Lessons Don't Have to be Boring
Grammar lessons can be exciting and informative.
Publishing Natural Disaster Articles
Wow, what a terrific instructional activity! After learning about natural disasters, such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, landslides and tsunamis, pupils write an article and publish their work. This instructional activity is chock full of resources and supplemental materials.
Adverbs and articles
In this adverbs and articles worksheet, students answer short answer questions about adverbs and articles in sentences. Students complete 36 problems.
Grammar and Vocabulary Quiz - Weddings
For this online interactive grammar skills worksheet, students answer 8 multiple choice questions regarding grammar and vocabulary skills. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Grammar and Vocabulary - Conditional Sentences
In this online interactive grammar skills worksheet, students answer 9 fill in the blank questions regarding conditional sentences. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Hyperbole Lesson Plans: Ideas for the Art of Exaggeration
Hyperbole lesson plans and ideas that make figurative language instruction relevant to students' lives. Discover how to help learners better understand the figurative concept of hyperbole. A fantastic article which includes multiple web links and related lessons.
The News Article and The Editorial
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.
Beginning & Intermediate Grammar Diagnostic Pages
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.
Learning Grammar Through Wordplay
Students use wordplay to investigate the grammatical components of a sentence. They read a New York Times article by analyzing the writer's use of nouns and verbs in the article and then constructing original sentences using those words in different contexts.
Learning Grammar Through Wordplay
Students read an article from the New York Times and discuss the content. In 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.
Culinary Culture: French Grammar
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.
Learners read an article about the importance of sleep and answer and discuss related questions, journal, and do activities on the web.
Singular, Plural and Collective Count Nouns
Reinforce nouns in your eighth grade classroom with an introductory conventions lesson. 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 into a grammar game for review.
Editing for Conventions
Having problems with subject/verb agreement? Show your class a presentation on how to edit for conventions. Great for a unit on proofreading or during a grammar unit!
A Class or Company Newsletter: A Collaborative Writing Lesson
A class newsletter? The possible extensions for this activity are endless. After examining examples of news print-outs from hotels or workplaces, class members develop their own articles and produce a newsletter. A great way to keep parents informed, to spotlight individuals, and encourage writing for an audience.
Context is Everything: Grammar Lessons
Teaching students about grammar using popular, and well written, literature can be the best solution to a tricky topic.
Writing a Short Article in English Using a Blog
In this ESL writing lesson plan, students write a short article in English about a subject they choose using correct grammar and punctuation. Their articles are then posted as blogs online.