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A and The

 

SUBMITTED BY: James White

BORROWED FROM / INSPIRED BY: My own brilliance

EDITED BY: Raymond Corrigan

GRAMMAR: In/Definite Article

 

DATE ADDED:March 23, 2010

 

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25-30 min.
 

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BRIEF OUTLINE: Students fill in the gaps to confirm their understanding of in/definite articles.

 

MATERIALS NEEDED:

 

DETAILED EXPLANATION:

  1. Confirm some basic rules on A/THE with the students. I normally tell them:
    • A = 1.) introduction/first time. 2.) One of many.
    • The = 1.) introduced for the second time. 2.) The only one of something.
    • JTE's try to confuse the issue, but I think these explanations are pretty watertight.
  2. Have students go through and write "a/the" in the blanks on the worksheet.
  3. Follow up by checking answers and saying why (e.g. the highest: Like Highlander, there can be only one), while the JTE writes the answers on the board.

 

TIPS/CAUTIONS:

  • This activity is for 3rd graders and they might not understand the story because it is connected with HiIlary and Jackson, who are both Kiwis.

 

 

 

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