Teaching Resource

Missing Articles - Cut and Paste Worksheet

PDF, Google Slides | 2 pages|Grades: 1 - 2

Using this cut and paste article adjectives worksheet, students will identify the correct missing article and place it in the sentence.

This resource is best used in a small group or classroom writing center to support your parts of speech lesson. 

With this worksheet, students will cut out article adjectives:

  • a
  • an
  • the

Reading the sentences to themselves, they’ll choose the correct missing article and paste it into the sentence. 

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Got fast finishers or students who need more practice? Here is an idea to help you change the difficulty level of this worksheet. 

Go Deeper with Article Adjectives

On the back of this worksheet, have students write 5 of their own sentence examples with the correct ways to use “a,” “an,” and “the.”

Scaffolding for Struggling Students

Allow students to use a visual reminder showing examples of the grammar rules in use for article adjectives. Ex: “a car,” “an ant,” “the sun.”

As a small group activity, ask students to place the word squares into the sentences, then check their work before pasting them into place.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Because this download includes the answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheets for students to fill out on their own. 

You can also make this worksheet more sustainable by adding it to your classroom writing center! Print a few copies on cardstock and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Instead of cutting and pasting, students can write their answers with a dry-erase marker, then erase and reuse. 

Before You Download

Use the drop-down icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. An answer key is also included with this download.

This resource was created by Lisa Harris, a teacher in Louisiana and a Teach Starter Collaborator. 

Practice more parts of speech with these additional resources to keep your students’ hands and minds busy! 


  Common Core Curriculum alignment

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