I bought 3 mini mailboxes from Target’s Dollar Spot, during Valentine season. I placed a small piece of Velcro on each mailbox. Each mailbox could represent a pronoun: “he”, “she”, or “they”. (If you don’t have mailboxes, you could easily make mailboxes out of tissue boxes, empty containers, or paper bags).
Assign each student a pronoun from the choices above. Have them select a person they want to be from page 5. Attach that person to a mailbox. Give 4 envelopes to each child. You may want to laminate the envelopes and add a piece of Velcro to the flap so that they can be reused.
Have each student choose an item from pages 6-10 to fill their envelopes.
They will “mail” items to the other mailboxes.
After the mail gets delivered, have each child check his/her mailbox. One at a time, the students will open each envelope and tell what his/her person(s) received in the mail. Ex: “He got a beach ball.”, “She got a dog.”, “They got a present.”
You can repeat the above steps until all of the items have been delivered.
When you are done sharing the mail, you can have the students sort their items into categories such as: food, clothing, animals.
You can also talk about which items would make sense to send in the mail and which ones you wouldn’t want to send through the mail. Have them explain why.
Cut apart pictures on pages 6-10 and glue them to pages 11-24 to create a mini book.
Use pages 25-26 as stationary for one speech group to write or dictate a letter to the next speech group. Have them leave the letter in the mailbox for the next group to receive. Everyone likes to get mail!
Use page 27 as a practice opportunity for writing the pronouns he, she, they under the appropriate picture. For those that are not able to write, use the words in page 28 to cut apart and glue under the appropriate pictures on page 27.
Use pages 37,38,39 as coloring pages for your students to do while they wait their turn.
Using pages 29-35, cut apart all squares and place in a large envelope or container. Have the students take turns choosing a card. If the student picks an envelope card, have him/her create a sentence with the carrier phrase targeting noun/verb agreement. If the student pulls a mailbox, mailman, or mailwoman have him/her follow the instructions on the card. The player with the most mail (envelopes) by the end of the game is the winner.
Using the game board on page 36 , have the students roll a dice and move a pawn around the board. You could have your student label a picture from the above pages with appropriate pronoun or formulate a sentence using the envelope sentence starters before your student takes a turn.