Determiners and Articles
What are determiners? Determiners are words that are in front of a noun. We had gone through nouns previously, so now we moved on to determiners who introduce nouns. There are many groups of determiners and they are: articles, quantifiers, possessives, demonstratives and interrogatives.
Looks scary huh? You may wonder what these are and how are we going to conquer so many within a short period? Fret not! We will definitely get to make friends with all of them slowly but surely. Let’s start with articles!
We had a little short introduction of who are the determiners then we moved on to articles and get to know them a little bit more in detailed. So what are articles exactly? Articles itself can be divided into 2 groups: definite and indefinite.
Definite article: the
Indefinite article: <strong “>a, an
Mind you, in the world of an, we have always remembered to use it before a vowel but in actual fact, it is being used before a vowel sound not the vowel itself. In order words, the sound that is created by any vowel in the English language: a, e. i, o, u.
1) a university OR an university –> Answer: a university
2) a honest man OR an honest man –> Answer: an honest man
After the worksheets, we have MORE worksheets! Nah…just kidding! We had a little hands on activities instead of worksheets. He had fun picking up the “cargoes” and placing them onto the correct article truck.
Finally, we had a little game together! I made some playing cards and we had a game of snap. He was so excited that we had 3 games in a row until I have to stop him for dinner. Guess what? He won the last 2 games! Initially he was a little slow as he was still trying to figure out using ‘a’ or ‘an’ before snapping it. Subsequent games, he was like a race car! Way to go gor gor!
Learning opportunities with the activities mentioned above allow your child to:
– read and recognise the words
– understanding sentence structure
– train his/her hand-eye coordination and control
– problem solving
– train his/her fine motor skills
– train his/her phonemic awareness
We will be digitising the worksheets and upload to our store. If you are interested, do email us on getting a copy of the Letter A learning pack or get a copy at our website: www.youngsmarties.com