Articles: Indefinite

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When do you use a or an before a noun? What about the? Learn about indefinite and definite articles with a brief grammar presentation, which focuses on using context clues to determine proper article usage.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign to the class before a grammar lesson the next day
  • Make a list of nouns for learners to assign articles
  • Note the articles in the next short story or informative text read in class
Classroom Considerations

  • Though the presentation is designed for English learners, it can work as a lesson for younger learners or as review
  • Some of the concepts in the presentation are nuanced, and require further instruction
Pros

  • Animated slides move the presentation along well
  • Includes two practice slides for individuals or pairs to complete throughout the presentation
Cons

  • Slides are slightly wordy and may prove overwhelming for some