Language Activities: Pronouns Pack
This product was developed to target the following personal pronouns:
Female: She / her / her
Male: He / him / his
Plural: They / them / their
The product was designed for use with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, but can be used for any population.
Page 3: Three blocks which can be used as labels, or as cards to introduce the pronouns. They can also be left visible during the activity to be used as visual reminders.
Page 4 – 12: These pages consist of a girl, a boy and a group of 3 children each in 3 different settings: the play room, the kitchen and at school.
Page 13-17: 3 sets of play room items, 3 sets of kitchen items and 3 sets of school items.
Instructions for use:
Select one setting at a time, for example, the kitchen. Put the other scenarios out of sight and display only the girl in kitchen, boy in kitchen and group in kitchen.
1. Working on she / he / they:
Put out all the kitchen items. Tell the child, “HE wants an apple.” The child has to pick up the apple and paste it on the boy’s kitchen. Continue to do this for she / he / they until all the items are finished. Further into the activity you can also ask the child, “Who wants an apple?” The child should respond with, “He / she / they.”
2. Working on her / him / them:
As above, put out all the kitchen items. Paste one apple at the girl and say, “the apple belongs to her.” You can also ask the child who the apple belongs to (once the child is more familiar with the concepts).
3. Working on her / his / their
Continue as above, and say to the child, “Whose apple is this? It’s HER apple.”
It is recommended that you work on one set of above pronouns at a time to avoid confusion. For younger children or children who find this very difficult, work only on male and female to begin with. Plurals can be introduced at a later stage.
Make it as fun as possible for the child. Let him/ her select which item to use next, and let him/ her do the pasting as much as possible. The younger the child, the more play-based the activity should be.
Enjoy the product!
- Nicola Sowah (Speech4Africa)