A and an... such simple, small words, right? I have noticed, however, that while reading these words poses little difficulty, very few of the students I see daily have actually mastered the correct usage for these words in writing. They often use the two words interchangeably, with no clear discernment for which word is actually appropriate in context. To help alleviate this problem, I have created a new product that focuses solely on understanding when to use a and an.
The product is intended to provide thorough materials that will help students learn the rule behind the usage of a and an, practice applying the rule through differentiated sort activities, and then apply the rule independently in writing. You can see detailed images from the preview file below.
"I can" statement poster ...
Now, this is how I have already used parts of this product in my classroom. The sort activities, in particular, are beneficial for my students. I was careful to include the option for pictures, which eliminates any confusion over reading potentially unknown words. This also helps students to focus on the sound at the beginning of each word, rather than simply looking for the letter.