Pronouns... the ever elusive pronouns. Students seldom have a grasp on them and teachers often fear teaching them. Until now.
If you want to teach the students about pronouns, what they are, how they are used, and what possessive pronouns are and why they don't require apostrophes... then look no further.
The following lesson plan, overhead and handouts are designed with COMMON CORE ALIGNMENT, using John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men.
This is an eight page Microsoft Word doc. It is a four page lesson plan and a four page overhead / handout. (You can use the four pages as an overhead if you have an elmo or a projector, you can use the four pages as a handout, or you can do both.) The lesson plan is incredibly detailed. It contains expected student responses to the do-now, the rationale behind the do-now, the common core alignment and standard, mini-lesson, definitions, pivotal questions, examples, group-work, summation, etc. It even has a reading log prompt if you want the students to do some additional reading and practice on their own. It is print ready and perfect in case you use this lesson during an observation or if you simply want to make sure you have the best, most detailed lesson plan you can have.
The overhead / handout is very student friendly. It contains space and graphic organizers for answers, responses, and student work. If you have a differentiated classroom this will work perfectly for you.
This specific lesson teaches the students what pronouns are, (this includes singular, plural, and possessive) what they are used for, and how to use them appropriately. This lesson draws from, and uses examples from, chapter 4 of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men.
I have additional Of Mice and Men lessons, most of which center around grammar, sentence structure, apostrophe use, and language use, so if you feel this lesson is a success, please feel free to check out my other lessons.