First Mention Rule Worksheet

Learners choose the correct article to fill in the blank before a countable or uncountable noun in a cloze-reading passage. They then determine the rule for the first mention of plural and singular non-count and countable nouns, as well as the rule for after a noun has been introduced.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Tailor the document to fit the needs of your learning situation
  • Time readers for fluency on the cloze passage
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes learners have worked with countable and uncountable nouns
Pros

  • A quick way to practice countable and uncountable nouns in combination with articles
Cons

  • Does not provide an answer key