Grade 2

Pronouns for the Intermediate Level

Empowered Learner, Creative Communicator


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.

Students will:

  • Understand the definition of pronouns.
  • Understand the use of pronouns in a sentence.
  • Apply their knowledge in their own writing.

Vocabulary Words:

  1. 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 a very general reference, as I, you, he, this, it, who, what. 

To prepare for this lesson:

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Directions for this activity:

  1. Introduction: Have students watch the Schoolhouse Rock video, Schoolhouse Rock Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla, for the song and Pronouns for Kids video for information.

  2. Then have them apply their knowledge by playing games, doing assessments, and writing.

  3. Activity: Allow them to practice their learning by playing several games:

Different options for assessing the students:

MITECS: Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018.

Empowered Learner
1c. Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.

Creative Communicator
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.

Device: PC, Chromebook, Mac, iPad 

Browser: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, ALL

App, Extension, or Add-on:


  • Students watch videos that combine words and songs/speech.
  • Students read directions for games and follow along to successfully pass levels and compete. 
  • Students choose a page from any Narnia book of their choice and highlight all of the pronouns on the page.

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.

This task card was created by Caryn Parker, Gull Lake Virtual Partnership, January 2021.