Elementary grammar classes often address the topic of pronouns. A pronoun is a word used to replace a noun -- such as "I," "we," "he," "she" and "they." Many different types of activities can be incorporated into a lesson plan about pronouns that will help students master this grammatical topic.
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One activity that is a good supplement to a lesson on pronouns uses pronoun worksheets. Worksheets, printed off ahead of class time, often require students to locate and identify pronouns within sentences or passages. Other worksheets present two different pronouns to use in a sentence, and the students must make the correct choice.
The Write! Place website offers teachers an online pronoun game that helps students master the topic of pronouns while using an interactive tool. Games like this help students identify and choose the proper pronouns in sentences. Teachers can choose between a basic pronoun game and a trickier game that focuses on singular and plural pronouns.
Another way to practice pronouns and also enhance quick mental skills is to have students create pronoun flashcards. On one side of the card they write a noun, and on the back side they write the pronoun that would go with it. The students should do quick minute-long drills using the flashcards. This will help them associate the correct pronouns with particular nouns as well as help them learn to think on their feet.
For a fun take on pronouns, students can play pronoun bingo. They create their own bingo cards using pronouns in place of numbers. The teacher (or a student) draws nouns out of a bag, and the students -- if they have the correct pronoun on their card -- mark it off. This is a fun way to cap off a lesson on pronouns.
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