- First Grade
- 50 minutes
- Standards: L.1.1.D
Get your students ready for some grammar fun with this simple lesson on pronoun recognition.
Students will be able to identify pronouns and use them in their writing.
Introduction (5 minutes)
- Tell students that today we are going to learn about pronouns.
- Read aloud If You Were a Pronoun by Nancy Loewen.
Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (10 minutes)
- Display the anchor chart.
- Read and discuss the information on the anchor chart.
- Write the following sentences on the board: Mom and Dad are best friends. Mom and I will be there.
- Have students look at the anchor chart and ask what pronoun could take the place of Mom and Dad (they).
- Ask students to identify which pronoun would take the place of Mom and I (we).
- Read aloud a few more sentences and have students replace the noun or nouns with a pronoun.
Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (10 minutes)
- Place a copy of Pick the Pronoun worksheet on the document projector for everyone to see.
- Read aloud the first sentence and ask students to decide if the answer is "my" or "mine."
- Ask students to clap once if they think the answer is "my" and twice if they think the answer is "mine."
- Discuss the correct answer with the students.
- Repeat the exercise for each sentence.
Independent Working Time (15 minutes)
- Read aloud the directions at the top of the Pronoun Sentences worksheet.
- Have students complete the worksheet on their own.
- Enrichment: For advanced students, let them create sentences about a friend using pronouns.
- Support: For students in need of support, let them copy classmates' names from the board and replace them with pronouns.
Assessment (5 minutes)
- Collect students' Pronoun Sentences worksheets and review them later to assess students' understanding of the lesson content.
Review and Closing (5 minutes)
- Ask a volunteer to explain what a pronoun is.
- Ask several volunteers to give an example of pronouns.
- Have students watch and sing the Pronouns video.