Students will be able to identify articles and use them correctly in a sentence.
Ask students to define a noun (a person, place, object, or idea), and then ask them to define adjectives (words that describe nouns). Give a few examples such as "big (adjective) dog (noun)" and "red (adjective) house (noun)."
Ask students to consider the words a, an, and the. Ask them what part of speech these words belong to, and listen to their responses.
Tell students that these three little words are a type of adjective, called articles or determiners, because they help us describe nouns. They tell us whether we are speaking of a specific noun or a noun in general.