Articles are words that come before nouns, like "a," "an," and "the." The article "a" should be used when the next word starts with a consonant sound. Students will match the article and noun with each picture. The article "an" should be used when the next word starts with a vowel sound. Students will write a noun that starts with each vowel. They will review articles "a" and "an" by determining the missing article in front of words, like "astronaut" or "computer." The article "the" should be used when naming a specific person, place, or thing, such as "the castle."
Students will sort each article-noun pair into shopping baskets labeled, "a," "an," and "the." They will read sentences and circles all the articles. They will also look at images and listen to the labels to decide which article is being used.