'a' and 'an' - the articles
This resource contains a PowerPoint lesson and accompanying worksheets and resources on the articles 'a' and 'an'.

PowerPoint Lesson

This is a fully editable, 90 slide PowerPoint lesson on how and when to use the articles / determiners 'a' and 'an'. It includes the basic rules and also addresses the exceptions - heir, honour, hour, unicorn, one etc. The PowerPoint includes an explanation of and rules for the use of 'a' or 'an', examples and opportunities for pupils to decide which article is needed.

Set of 11 Differentiated Worksheets

Tasks include:

- Choosing 'a' or 'an' at word level. (4 worksheets)
- Choosing 'a' or 'an' at sentence level. (3 worksheets)
- Sorting 'a' or 'an' words into table. (2 worksheets)
- Composing sentences containing 'a' or 'an'. (2 worksheets)

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PowerPoint Lesson on 'a' or 'an'

This PowerPoint explains how to decide whether to use the article 'a' or 'an' before a word by looking at the first letter to determine whether or not it is a vowel. There are 30 slides in total. Ideal for the first introduction to 'a' or 'an'

Writing Frame - 'a' or 'an'

This resource contains a set of seven writing frames to reinforce the correct use of the article 'a' or 'an' before a word. In addition to helping pupils to choose the correct article 'a' or 'an', it is a particularly useful resource for students who struggle to master the basics of writing. It provides a framework and scaffolding for pupils to achieve some success in creating sentences independently.

Information Sheets – How To Use ‘a’ or ‘an’

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  • set-2-worksheet-6-choose-a-or-an-more-challenging-answers.pdf
  • set-2-worksheet-8-sort-a-or-an-words.pdf
  • a-or-an-worksheets-set-2-including-exceptions-master.pdf
  • set-2-worksheet-9-sort-a-or-an-words-more-challenging-containing-exceptions.pdf
  • set-2-worksheets-9-and-10-write-sentences-with-given-words.pdf
  • a-or-an-powerpoint-with-exceptions-no-presenter.pptx

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Created: Jan 12, 2017

Updated: Oct 22, 2019


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