Count or Non-Count Nouns?

Many learners struggle with the difference between count and non-count nouns. When do you use a few or a little? Or much or many? Take a look at ten sentences where young grammarians can use context clues to decide which noun fits in the blank.  

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Include in a language arts packet or assessment
  • Have pairs decide which word is the most appropriate
  • Prompt your class to come up with several sentences in which they use one (or a few) of the selected words, complete with context clues
Classroom Considerations

  • Though the worksheet is designed for English learners, it would work in a mainstream class as review
Pros

  • Comes with additional versions of the worksheet, as well as an answer key
Cons

  • Doesn't provide examples or explanations of count or non-count verbs
  • May be too nuanced for young elementary learners
Common Core