Learning About Pronouns
Students will be able to learn about pronouns by watching a Schoolhouse Rock video, Schoolhouse Rock Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla, with its catchy tune, then see instructional videos on the definition of pronouns and how they are used in sentences. Finally, students will be able to check their knowledge of pronouns through games and online quizzes and apply their knowledge in their own writing.
- Understand the definition of pronouns.
- Understand the use of pronouns in a sentence.
- Apply their knowledge in their own writing.
- Pronoun: A pronoun is any member of a small class of words found in many languages that are used as replacements or substitutes for nouns and noun phrases, and that have very general reference, as I, you, he, this, it, who, what.
To prepare for this lesson:
Watch the Schoolhouse Rock video, Schoolhouse Rock Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla, for the song.
Watch the Pronouns for Kids video.
Play ABCya Parts of Speech Quest game.
Explore the Turtle Diary multi-player basketball game.
See Accommodations Page and Charts on the 21things4students.net site in the Teacher Resources.
Directions for this activity:
Then have them apply their knowledge by playing games, doing assessments, and writing.
Activity: Allow them to practice their learning by playing several games:
MITECS Competencies & ISTE STANDARDS
MITECS: Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018.
1c. Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
6c. Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations.
6d.Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.
Devices and Resources
Device: PC, Chromebook, Mac, iPad
Browser: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, ALL
CONTENT AREA RESOURCES
- Students watch videos that combine words and songs/speech.
- Students read directions for games and follow along to successfully pass levels and compete.
- Students write a sentence using a proper noun to introduce the subject, and then several more sentences using pronouns for that person/place/thing.
Do a video on the “Power of We” or the “Power of Us” and how collaboration and teamwork in a family or classroom is powerful and beneficial.
Students use games to foster math skills.
This task card was created by Caryn Parker, Gull Lake Virtual Partnership, January 2021.