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Lesson Plan Template ED 3501 (Version C)

Lesson
Parts of Speech: Pronouns Date December 4 6, 2017
Title/Focus
Subject/Grade Time
Grade 6 Language Arts 45 min
Level Duration

Unit Parts of Speech Teacher Cassie Rapuano

OUTCOMES FROM ALBERTA PROGRAM OF STUDIES


General 4. Students will listen, speak, read, write, view, and represent to enhance the clarity and artistry of
Learning communication.
Outcomes: 5. Students will listen, speak, read, write, view, and represent to respect, support, and collaborate with
others.
Specific 4.1 Enhance and Improve
Learning - Enhance Legibility
Outcomes: - Expand knowledge of language
- Enhance Artistry
4.2 Attend to Conventions
- Attend to grammar and usage
- Attend to spelling
- Attend to capitalization and punctuation
5.2 Work within a Group
- Cooperate with others
-Work in group
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Students will:
1. Demonstrate understanding of the various types of pronouns and when to use them by collaborating as small
groups to complete multiple worksheets in a competitive, game-like format.
ASSESSMENTS
Observations: Students paying attention to teacher instruction and participating in class discussions
Students participating in group activities
Students engaging in lessons
Key Questions: What are the various types of pronouns?
When do you use each type of pronoun?
Products/Performances:
LEARNING RESOURCES CONSULTED MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT
www.edhelper.com White board and marker
grammar.yourdictionary.com Worksheets on pronouns
Alberta Program of Studies
Exercises in Grammar by On the Mark
PROCEDURE
Prior to lesson Write on board:
They went to the store.
I am very tired.
David gave the gift to her.
You think too much.

Sally wanted to go too.


Maybe John doesnt know the answer?
Gracie, Jill, and Fred love to dance.
My father is very strict about my fathers rules.

Adapted from a template created by Dr. K. Roscoe 1


Lesson Plan Template ED 3501 (Version C)
Set up board with: (For Activity 2)
To be filled in as a class:
Pronoun Antecedent Kind of Pronoun
1 he John Personal
2 Who none Interrogative
3 herself Mom Reflexive
4 Anyone none Indefinite
5 her Mrs. Ferguson Possessive
6 that none Demonstrative
7 his Terry Fox Possessive
8 themselves scuba divers Reflexive
9 This project Demonstrative
10 Somebody none Indefinite

Print 3 worksheets (2-4 copies per class) for group competition


Print off pronoun table (1/student)
Print off sentences for collaborative work on board (10 copies, can work in pairs at
desk)
Introduction Time
Attention Grabber Do you all feel comfortable using nouns and verbs? 2 minutes
Assessment of Prior Ask:
Knowledge What is a noun? (Call on one students)
When do you capitalize a noun? (Call on 1-3 students)
Review
What is a verb? (Call on 1-3 students to list 3 types)
Review Marked Quiz How many verb tenses are there? (Call on 1-4 students to list all 4)
(verbs) 10 - 15
Tell class: minutes
- you will be reviewing the quiz on verbs
- if you are not happy with your grade, there will be another quiz on
pronouns and adverbs so they can improve their grade, and earn
stickers, this way
Hand out quiz and review as a class
Answer any questions the students have as you go
Expectations for - Actively and quietly listening to instruction
Learning and Behaviour - Participate in class discussion of previous knowledge
- Participate in filling in pronoun chart
NA
Transition to Body Say:
Today we are going to move on to pronouns. Does anyone know
what a pronoun is? (Wait at least 25 seconds to see if anyone answers)
Body Time
Learning Activity #1 Explain:
A pronoun is a word that replaces a noun in a sentence.
Teacher Instruction For example, instead of saying Johnny went to the store (WRITE ON
BOARD) you could say He went to the store. (REPLACE JOHNNY WITH HE)
What is a pronoun? This way, you dont have to say Johnny multiple times, but you can use
pronouns to change the language. You use a pronoun when you already
have named, or you understand, the noun. So you must already know WHO
15 - 25
Johnny is before you can say he.
minutes
If you just said He went to the store. No one would know who he is.
Johnny is the noun that replaces the pronoun and this is called the
antecedent.

There are many different types of pronouns:


Personal Pronouns:
- replaces the noun/subject in a sentence
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Lesson Plan Template ED 3501 (Version C)
- shows the person or thing that lives out the verb or the verb is
being done to them
Examples: I, he, she, it, they, we, you, me, her, us
Three types of persons:
- First person who is speaking (I, me)
- Second person who is being spoken to (you, your, yours)
- Third person who is being spoken about (he, she, it)

Explain the pronoun in the following sentences and ask:


a. What could the antecedent be?
b. What person is the sentence in?
They went to the store. (Third)
I am very tired. (First)
David gave the gift to her. (Third)
You think too much. (Second)

Ask:
a. What is the noun in each sentence?
b. What pronoun could you use to replace the noun?
Sally wanted to go too. (She why wouldnt you say her?)
Maybe John doesnt know the answer? (he)
Gracie, Jill, and Fred love to dance. (They)
My father is very strict about my fathers rules. (his why his?)

How to tell which pronoun is correct:


Ask Would you say Me and him had a fight. Or He and I had a fight.?
(call on 1-2 students)
To test what you should say, try the sentence with one pronoun at a time.
- Me had a fight? Or I had a fight?
- Him had a fight? Or He had a fight?
- So put them together and you get He and I had a fight.

Possessive Pronouns:
- Possessive Pronouns show ownership.
- They do not use an apostrophe to show ownership
Mine, yours, ours, theirs, his, her, its
Example: I have brown eyes.
- Why is it possessive?
- What could the antecedent be?

Indefinite Pronouns:
- These pronouns do not tell you about a specific noun but refer to
things or people in general.
Few, everyone, all, some, anything, nobody
Example: Everyone is already here.
- everyone rather than listing everyone that is there already

Reflexive Pronouns
- reflects back on or refers to itself
myself, ourselves, yourselves, himself, itself
Example: Sally, Jake, and Mandy decided to complete it themselves.
- reflects back on Sally, Jake, and Mandy

Demonstrative Pronouns
- used to point out a specific person or thing
this, that, these, those
Example: This doesnt seem like much fun.
- This refers to what the subject is doing rather than explaining it

Adapted from a template created by Dr. K. Roscoe 3


Lesson Plan Template ED 3501 (Version C)
Interrogative Pronouns
- asks a question
who, whom, whose, what, which
Example: Whose shoes are these? Or What is that?
- Whose refers to a person
- What refers to an object

That is a lot of pronouns! Do you have any questions?


Reiterate that the important thing to remember about pronouns is that a
pronoun replaces a noun, you just need to remember what type of pronoun
can replace each type of noun.
Teacher Notes: Assessments/
Differentiation

Learning Activity #2 Explain Instructions:


- I will hand out a list of 10 sentences to the class
Fill in the chart class - You can look at them with your partner at your desk
collaboration - We will fill in the chart on the board as a class
- I will give each of you a cheat sheet to refer back on for each type
of pronoun
15 minutes
- I will ask for the answer from each group, DO NOT call out the
answers
- Ask if there are any questions
Hand out the sentences and cheat sheets
Complete the chart on the board
Ask if there are any further questions
Teacher Notes: Assessments/
Differentiation

Learning Activity #3 Explain:


Sometimes the pronouns come in groups of very similar words
Group Competition - Their (ownership), there (place or position), theyre (contraction:
they are)
- It (object/item), its (ownership), its (contraction: it is)
- Your (belonging to/associated with person being spoken to),
youre (contraction: you are), yours (ownership)

Explain Rules:
- I will split you into groups of 2-3 (depending on number of
students that day) 25 45
- In your group you will complete a worksheet minutes
- The first group to get their worksheet done 100% correctly will get
a sticker
- You all must work together and all contribute
- If not everyone is contributing you will work on these individually
- Ask if there are any questions

Split students into 2-3 groups (tell each group to designate a writer)
Hand out one sheet to each group

Start when you say go until one group is 100% correct

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Lesson Plan Template ED 3501 (Version C)

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