Cornell Notes: Definite and indefinite articles SeňoritaGondocs Espaňol 2 • 9/19/11
BR: • Eres de Puerto Rico? • Si, ____ de Puerto Rico o No, ___ soy de Puerto Rico.
AGENDA:1. BR2. Cornell Notes3. WorksheetTAREA (homework):1. Finish worksheet
Objectives: • Students will review the usage of definite and indefinite articles. • Students will learn to distinguish the gender and number of each article.
What are articles? A part of speech, exp: a, an, the “a,an” ---indefinite articles “the”---definite article
Cookie example: • Give me the chocolate chip cookie.Give me a cookie, please. • Imagine a plate full of cookies. There are peanut butter cookies, sugar cookies, gingerbread cookies, and one chocolate chip cookie. • The first sentence speaks of a particular (or definite/SPECIFIC) cookie: • Give me the chocolate chip cookie. • The second sentence speaks of any of a number of cookies (or an indefinite/NOT SPECIFIC) cookie: • Give me a cookie, please. • The difference between the definite and indefinite articles is the difference between talking about a specific cookie, or any old cookie at all. • the cookiea cookie
Indefinite and definite articles Indefinite articles: MASCULINE • Un perro • Unosperros FEMININE • Unachica • Unaschicas Definite articles: MASCULINE • El perro • Los perros FEMININE • La chica • Las chicas
Take Away Message: • Before you figure out what article is needed in a sentence please make sure you have looked at the gender and number of the noun. • TWO Questions to ask yourself: • #1 Is my noun MALE OR FEMALE? • #2Is my noun SINGULAR OR PLURAL? • Once you have answered both questions the answer will become • obvious.
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