How do we decide when to say A and when to say AN?
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.
You can read more in detail about ‘Articles- A and AN’ in my blog post.
Today, I will be sharing a and an worksheets free printable. Let’s discuss the worksheets.
Colour the vowel pumpkins ‘blue’ and consonant pumpkins ‘red.’
In the above vowels and consonants worksheet, children have to circle the words that begin with a vowel. In the second part, words that begin with a consonant have to be circled. This activity helps vowels and consonants better.
The above worksheet will help children understand alphabetical order, vowels and consonants better.
In the next worksheet, children will understand when to use ‘a’ and when to use ‘an.’
In the above, a and an worksheets free printable, identify the pictures, read the words, and fill in the blanks with ‘a’ or ‘an’.
This will be a particularly challenging and confusing worksheet for children since there are only pictures and no names for the pictures, The child has to decide between the article ‘a’ and ‘an’ seeing just the picture.
Answers: an igloo, an eye, an ice cream, an ant, an apple, a tree, an elephant, a mushroom, a banana, an owl, a watermelon, a rabbit, a horse, a kit and a fly.
In the last worksheet, students have to read the sentences and complete them using ‘a’ and ‘an.’
I hope you find this resource useful.