Phonics: Introduction and worksheets

Learning to read using phonics

This is our first post on phonics. As we all know its very important to start reading at a very early age and the best method to help us achieve these is phonics.

 

Helping your child learn how to recognize letters and sounds is the first step in teaching him/her to read. Once your child understands that the sounds in words can be represented with letters , he/she will be able to read words.

Lets start taking baby steps and start our phonics activities. But it is very important to practice writing letters and words.

Learning how to spell phonetic words will give your child a very solid foundation.

Here are some tips to help your child how to read, write and spell. Also I will be posting new question banks every week for that important practice session.

ūüėäGo on an alphabet hunt. Find letters in books , newspapers , magazines etc.

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Class 1 : Math Question bank/workbook

Math workbook for Grade 1

These worksheets help students to process skills for everyday life. They are pictorial so that grade 1 kids find it interesting and apply their knowledge to solve problems.

The worksheets in this section teach some simple mathematical skills like matching digits with the words and counting numbers. Some worksheets have comparison and also write the missing numbers.

The difficulty level of the worksheets will increase in the subsequent posts ; so keep visiting the website for more practice.

So lets kickstart with these simple interesting worksheets.

You can access more material for class 1 kids here. 

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Grade 3 English (IEO) : Countable / Uncountable Nouns

Countable and Uncountable nouns

Nouns are used as uncountable nouns when they refer to a substance, material or phenomenon in general but they are used as countable nouns when they refer to one particular unit which is composed of that substance or to one occurrence of the phenomenon in question.

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A) Most nouns have singular and plural forms. They are countable nouns.

e.g. One letter, two letters

  • There is¬†a letter¬†on the table for you. (singular)
  • There are¬†letters¬†on the table for you. (plural)

B) Some nouns only have one form. They are uncountable nouns.

e.g. Money

  • There is no¬†money¬†in my bank account.
  • There is a lot of¬†money¬†in my bank account.

C) Many uncountable nouns refer to substances:

e.g. Chocolate, water, coffee, milk, sugar, salt, cheese, bread, rice, wood, glass, plastic, soap, toothpaste.

  • Do you have any¬†chocolate?
  • The¬†milk¬†is sour – let’s make¬†cheese.
  • Rice¬†is only edible when it has been cooked.

D) Many uncountable nouns refer to abstract ideas or emotions.

e.g. love, sadness, happiness, education, knowledge, and grammar.

  • Money can’t buy¬†love.
  • We like to experience¬†happiness.
  • This¬†education¬†is priceless.

E) You can use a/an with singular countable nouns.

e.g. an umbrella, a wheel, a mistake.

  • It’s raining so I need¬†an umbrella.
  • I made¬†a mistake.
  • This is¬†a job¬†for superman.

F) You can use plural countable nouns alone.

e.g. apples, bees, clouds.

  • There are¬†clouds¬†in the sky today.
  • There are¬†bees¬†making honey.
  • We eat¬†apples¬†for breakfast.

G)¬†You can’t use an article with an uncountable noun.

e.g. time, sand, electricity.

  • We need¬†electricity¬†to use our heater.
  • I lost track of¬†time¬†and we stayed up very late.
  • The beaches in Brazil have very nice¬†sand.

H) It is very common in English to use some / any with plural nouns and uncountable nouns (Refer to grammar notes on Some Any for more details).

e.g. They don’t listen to any¬†advice.

  • We don’t have any¬†toys¬†for the children.
  • There are many¬†lessons¬†in life, this is just one more.
  • It is important to have some¬†knowledge¬†of grammar.

I) There are a range of nouns that are uncountable in English but are countable in other languages.

These include: accommodation, advice, baggage, behaviour, bread, chaos, damage, furniture, information, luck, luggage, news, permission, progress, scenery, traffic, weather and work.

J) For comparison purposes, look at these sentences:

Countable Uncountable
I’m looking for a job. I’m looking for work.
What a beautiful view! What beautiful scenery!
It’s a nice day today. It’s nice weather today.
We had a lot of bags and suitcases. We had a lot of luggage.
These chairs are mine. This furniture is mine.
It was a good suggestion. It was good advice.

Some and Any

We use SOME and ANY with plural nouns and uncountable nouns.

Some is generally used in positive sentences.

Any is generally used in negative sentences.

  • I have¬†some information¬†for you about flights to Paris.
    (Positive – Uncountable)
  • I don’t have¬†any information¬†for you about flights to Paris.
    (Negative – Uncountable)
  • We met¬†some friends¬†for drinks after work yesterday.
    (Positive – Plural Countable)
  • I didn’t see¬†any friends¬†there on Thursday.
    (Negative – Plural Countable)
  • I think he will have¬†some time¬†to speak to you today.
    (Positive – Uncountable)
  • I don’t think he will have¬†any time¬†to speak to you today.
    (Negative – Uncountable)

You can also use SOME and ANY in a sentence without a noun if the meaning of the sentence is clear.

  • I didn’t eat any salad but Peter ate¬†some. (salad)
  • Sean took lots of photos of the mountains but Emma didn’t take¬†any. (photos)

Examples of countable nouns

In English most of nouns belong to the category of countable nouns. These nouns form plural forms by adding the ending -s or -es.

Mathematical Reasoning : Question bank 4

Reasoning Questions

These are mathematical reasoning questions to help in improving your reasoning skills.

You can also  find papers and reading material of other classes and exams here.

 

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Mathematical reasoning : Question bank 3

Reasoning Questions

These are mathematical reasoning questions to help in improving your reasoning skills.

You can also  find papers and reading material of other classes and exams here.

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Mathematical Reasoning : Question Bank 2

Reasoning Questions

These are mathematical reasoning questions to help in improving your reasoning skills.

You can also  find papers and reading material of other classes and exams here.

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Mathematical Reasoning: Question bank 1

Reasoning Questions

These are mathematical reasoning questions to help in improving your reasoning skills.

You can also  find papers and reading material of other classes and exams here.

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Logical Reasoning : Answers to Question Bank 1-9

Logical Reasoning Question bank answers

These are answers to the reasoning questions posted earlier. The question bank can be found here.

You can also  find papers and reading material of other classes and exams here.

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