Thursday, November 15, 2012

Pronoun Practice

Today I'm going to share with you one of my favorite activities for targeting pronouns.  I've been using this activity for years and I wish I could take credit for it, but sadly, I cannot!  A few years ago, I found this activity on the Speaking of Speech Materials Exchange page (It's the first activity listed under Pronouns - "Pronoun Game").  It comes with large pictures of a boy and girl with sentence strips below the children and a page of items.  Here's how it looks:

It fits nicely on a file folder, and those store quite well!  However, I have a lot of kids who have been working on "they" as well.  So, I updated the version from Speaking of Speech to include "He," "She," and "They":

This does not fit quite nicely on a file folder, so I taped together three sheets of oak tag, glued the pages on, and laminated everything together.  Then I attached my velcro.  Here's a close-up so you can see the target sentence - "He has the ___."  

"They have the___"

I do have some younger students who are working on "he" and "she," but are not ready to work on "they."  For these students, I simply folded the "they" page to the back.

I placed the item pictures in an empty (clean) wipes container with the top oval (the part where you pull the wipes) cut out.  The students can reach into the container and pull out an item for each section.  We typically say the sentences together for the first round, then I have the students read the sentences themselves.

What activities do you use to target pronouns?

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...