A and AN are both indefinite articles and they have the same meaning,
The rule is really very simple. It depends on the sound at the beginning of the next word. It is the sound that matters, not the spelling.
When do we use ‘a’?
‘A’ is used before the words that begin with a consonant.
When do we use ‘an?’
‘AN’ is used before the words that begin with a vowel sound.
To read about the usage of ‘a’ and ‘an’ in detail and download the free anchor chart, check this post.
I will be sharing 6 ‘a an the’ worksheets in this pack. Before attempting this pack, do try Pack 1 of ‘a or an.’ It’s free!
Usage of ‘a’ and ‘an’ mainly depends on whether the word after it begins with a vowel or consonant. Therefore, it is important to know the alphabet along with their sequence. The above worksheet will help children understand vowels and consonants and alphabet sequence.
Identify the pictures and decide if you will add an ‘a’ or ‘an’ before them and write it in the blocks.
Answer: a pear, an escalator, a lock, an umpire, an axe, a star, an egg, an umbrella, a nose, a jar of jam, an invite and a zebra
Even after understanding the concept of ‘a’ and ‘an’, it takes a while to actually use them when speaking and forming sentences. The above exercise is to practice ‘a’ and ‘an; in sentences. Read the sentences and add ‘a’ or ‘an’ in the space provided.
Write the objects or nouns in the space provided. Remember that if you see an ‘a’ before a blank, the noun can only be the one that begins with a consonant. If it’s an ‘a’ before the space, the object will be something that begins with a vowel.
In the above worksheet, the child can read the story once and then add the articles in the space provided.
The last worksheet is for all the articles, ‘a an the.’ ‘The’ is the definite article. It is definite because it is referring to a specific thing. Examples:
I climbed the huge tree in our garden today,
The cat is relaxing on the couch.
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