I finally introduced my babes to pronouns this week. This standard had been tucked away in a forgotten file in my brain and I’m so glad that I “located it” sooner rather than later.
Here are a few of the fun centers/activities we rolled with this week. The kids really got into it and most picked up the concept quickly!
After introducing the whole idea of pronouns, singin’ Ron Brown’s amazing Pronoun song (more on this later), and completing some paper/pencil stuff together, we launched into some games. The doozie below is called the Pronoun Spin Off.
My babes each got their own spinner and started flickin’. The kiddlets would use each “flicked” pronoun in a sentence. Then, they would rewrite the sentence using a corresponding noun in place of the pronoun (that was a roundabout way of telling about this . . . am I making ANY sense?? Eh, ignore me . . . just look at the picture)!!??!!
We also completed lots of hands-on sorts during reading groups. The kids manipulated cards to and completed a corresponding paper/pencil task. These really helped them master the concept.