Is it “A” or “An”?
Children often get confused between the articles “a” and “an.” The most common and basic rule that is usually taught is to use “a” before words start with a consonant sound. The second rule is to use “an” before words that start with a vowel (a, e, i, o, u, and sometimes y) sound. The following downloadable poster allows the child to use the charts as a reference tool to help with the rule of when to use “a” or “an in the most common application.
But here is the secret to making the rule work on the third or advance rule. This is for the advanced children. There are exceptions to the “a” or “an” rule. See page 2 of downloadable for the advance or third rule.