Students will be able to identify definite and indefinite pronouns, possessive and relative pronouns, and basic pronoun and antecedent agreement.
Write the following sentence on the board: “Rumpelstiltskin got Rumpelstiltskin’s book from the tree, and when Rumpelstiltskin was done reading, Rumpelstiltskin found out Rumpelstiltskin’s walking stick had been stolen. Rumpelstiltskin yelled, ‘A person that I can’t identify swiped Rumpelstiltskin’s stick!!’” (This sentence can also be found on the worksheet All Kinds of Pronouns: Introduction.)
Instruct students to turn to a neighbor and discuss the sentence. They will likely notice that the name is too repetitive.
Call on students to share ideas about how to make the sentence flow better and be less repetitive.