This lesson is designed to build on knowledge that students should already have about pronouns. The lesson works well done in two ways. It can be taught by you or a substitute in one to two class periods but I planned it to be taught as five mini-lessons, one for every day of the week. This allows students to absorb the concept and use it in several ways over a longer time period. In this way, the knowledge should stay with them. I intended these activities to be used first thing in class every day as a bell-ringer activity.
With this lesson, students do everything from identifying cases of pronouns to filling in a chart to completing a MadLib-type paragraph.
I think having all the little pieces in place such as knowing when to use subjective, objective, possessive, or intensive pronouns is essential to strong, unambiguous writing. So, no matter what the age of your students, they can benefit from this lesson.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.1a Ensure that pronouns are in the proper case (subjective, objective, possessive).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.1b Use intensive pronouns (e.g., myself, ourselves).
This lesson contains:
• All teacher instructions
• Handout and worksheet on “Using Pronouns in the Proper Case” with KEY
• Handout and worksheet titled “Using Intensive Pronouns” with KEY
• Study worksheet titled “Defining and Using Proper Cases of Pronouns and Intensive Pronouns.” with KEY. Students also fill in a chart on case of pronouns.
• MadLib-type of worksheet titled “Using Intensive Pronouns and Personal Pronouns in the Proper Case.” with KEY
• Objective “Quiz over the Case of Pronouns and Intensive Pronouns” with KEY
Have fun with this non-threatening way to learn using clear antecedents!
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