Pronouns are everywhere, and understanding how to identify pronouns and antecedents is a significant aspect of language arts literacy in middle school and beyond.
Students with a good grasp of these skills will improve not only accuracy in reading and but also clarity in writing.
This presentation covers the following points:
- a review and summary of common pronouns, including subject, object, and possessive pronouns
- a reminder that pronouns can be singular or plural
- a definition and explanation of the term "antecedent"
- a reading passage for whole-class practice with pronouns and antecedents
- a mini-lesson about pronoun-antecedent agreement
- a chart for identifying singular or plural agreement in published novels
NOTE: This presentation refers a couple of times to the novel Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry. You are welcome to modify those slides with any literature titles that are suited to your students' work.
This presentation can also stand alone as a literature center activity for individual students or small groups.
This resource is created by Stephen Campbell.