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.

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