All About Pronouns!

Posted by Kristy Beaudry McCain on Aug 3, 2014 9:57:10 PM

What is a Pronoun?

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Pronouns can replace a noun or another pronoun. Pronouns are "he," "which," "none," and "you". They make your sentences less repetitive and easier to understand.

 

Ideas for Teaching Pronouns

Activities for Teaching Pronouns at Home and in The Classroom

Create a collage of pronouns

Students can cut pronouns out of magazines and newspapers and make a collage. They can place the poster in their room or classroom and revisit it.

Become a pronoun detective

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Have children search for pronouns in environment. To make things fun and interesting, kids can use magnifying glasses while looking for pronouns.

Have the child record all of the pronouns in a notebook, just like a detective would do!

 

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Important Resources For Teachers

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Teachers can utilize online teacher’s guides that save them money and precious time! Find these resources guides for professional educators at www.biguniverse.com

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Good Grammar!

by Joanne Suter (author) © 2005
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ISBN: 9781602914940
The Enhanced eBook edition available gives you the freedom to cut and paste any portion of the text into your own document; to project the eBook contents on a whiteboard; and more! 100 Reproducible Activities It’s no secret: practice builds skill, and skill builds confidence. By focusing on essential elements of grammar, these reproducible exercises are the ideal supplement to your language arts program. Good Grammar! covers all the bases in a variety of skill-specific lesson formats. The annotated table of contents makes it easy to locate and prescribe instant remediation. Topics Include: Anatomy of a Sentence, Sentence Structure and Syntax, Subjects and Predicates, Compounds: subjects; Predicates and Sentences, Eight parts of speech, Nouns: Singular and Plural; Proper and Common, Self-assessment and Proofreading, Subject-verb agreement, Personal Pronouns and Antecedents, Adjectives and Adverbs: Comparative and Superlative, and more…

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Understanding Grammar: Nouns and Pronouns

by Ann Riggs (author) © 2013
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ISBN: 9781566600576 AR: / Points 0.0 / Quiz 0
An examination of the rules behind English grammar, focusing on the components known as nouns and pronouns, which name the people, places, and things that serve as the subjects and objects of sentences.
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Understanding Grammar: Common Grammatical Mistakes

by Ann Riggs (author) © 2013
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ISBN: 9781566600569 AR: / Points 0.0 / Quiz 0
An examination of the rules behind English grammar, focusing on the most common mistakes made by writers—including dangling participles, run-on sentences, and misused words—and how to fix them.

 

Connecting To The Common Core State Standards

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The Common Core State Standards clearly outline what is expected of students at each grade level, for students in the United States. The Common Core State Standards can be found at www.corestandards.org/

 

 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.1.D
Use personal, possessive, and indefinite pronouns (e.g., I, me, my; they, them, their, anyone, everything).

Conventions of Standard English:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.1
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.1.A
Ensure that pronouns are in the proper case (subjective, objective, possessive).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.1.B
Use intensive pronouns (e.g., myself, ourselves).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.1.C
Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person.*
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.1.D
Recognize and correct vague pronouns (i.e., ones with unclear or ambiguous antecedents).*
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.1.E
Recognize variations from standard English in their own and others' writing and speaking, and identify and use strategies to improve expression in conventional language.*

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