Haven’t we all at times thought about what are the basic grammar chapters that students should be taught? It’s true that there are plenty of grammatical chapters that kids can learn about, but instead of making them learn about every chapter and ending up confusing them, you can start with some basic chapters.
This article will talk about two of the most important as well as basic grammatical concepts that can be taught to students while they are still in elementary school. Let’s have a look at them.
One of the most important and primary grammatical concepts taught to students while they are still in their primary classes is the articles. Now people who might know anything about articles might wonder what articles are. In simple terms, articles are words that are used before nouns or noun phrases to show whether it’s general or specific. There are three common articles that are used in English grammar, i.e. A, An and The. These three articles can be divided into two major categories, i.e. Definite Articles and Indefinite Articles.
As the name suggests, a definite article refers to an article that is used to determine something that’s particular or specific. ‘The’ is considered to be the most commonly used definite article. For example, “The planets revolve around the Sun.” Here, ‘the’ is used before the noun ‘planets’ as it’s talking about particular planets.
As the name suggests, indefinite articles are used to refer to/denote something that is not definite or specific in nature. Articles like ‘A’ and ‘An’ are known as indefinite articles. An easy way to remember the usage of ‘An’ and ‘A’ is when the word starts with a vowel letter or sound, then ‘An’ is used, whereas if the word starts with a consonant sound or letter, then ‘A’ is used.
For example, “Raju is an honest man.” Here, ‘an’ is used before the word ‘honest’ as when we pronounce the term, it starts with a vowel sound, i.e. ‘onest’. There are plenty of free articles in english worksheets available on the BYJU’S website that students can practise to have a clear understanding of articles.
Tenses are one of those topics that are essential for children’s learning. It’s essential that parents/teachers teach children about tenses and their different types. Knowing about tenses helps children identify the time when the action occurred. But before knowing the different types of tenses, it’s important that students understand what is tense.
A tense is a grammatical concept that helps one to understand the time reference of any action/event, i.e. whether an event has occurred in the past or present or future. So depending on the time of the event/action, tenses can be divided into Present Tense, Past Tense, and Future Tense.
These three tenses can be further subdivided into Simple Tense, Perfect Tense, Continuous Tense and Perfect Continuous Tense, depending on the course of action/event. You can find all about tenses on BYJU’S website.