In this activity, students read a NY Times article that outlines how US presidents have used I and me when speaking. The four short-response questions after the article can be answered while reading and discussing the article or independently.
This is a great and interesting way to incorporate nonfiction into a grammar lesson. When I use this article, students are more attentive to the lesson on pronoun case because they discussed its use in language first.
Option A: Anticipatory Activity
This article allows the class to engage in a discussion about their understanding of pronoun case and the teacher can ascertain what the students' level of understanding is before beginning a unit or a lesson on pronoun case.
Option B: Culminating Activity
One of the questions listed requires students to reflect on their own understanding of pronoun case and how this article may help them remember when it is appropriate to use I and me.