Spring is in the air and pronouns are headed our way. Although we have touched on this grammar concept a bit already, it’s time to really get to know pronouns and how they work. With this said, I have a handful of ideas to liven up our pronoun studies and weave in a bit of springtime flavor.
I am going to get ahead of myself a bit here and put the craft first. What can I say? The Pronoun Patch is always a class favorite. You can run with this one of two ways and it’s pretty explanatory either way you roll. One version is to invite students write a pronoun in the center of a large colored circle. They then write related nouns on paper ovals (petals). These are all attached to a paper stem and leaves to create a pronoun flower. I used the paper cutter and die-cut machine to prep these for years (see below).
GUIDED TO INDEPENDENT PRACTICE
To round out pronoun practice, I always like to toss a little wearable work into the mix. If a student can slap something on his/her body, engagement tends to go through the roof in the primary grades. With this said, I decided to create a funky pronoun headband for my kiddos to complete and wear home. It has a fun spring theme and a bit of hippy flair. These can be easily made with sentence strips and a few quick pronoun strip templates (see photo below). If you’re looking to just print and go, check out my version of the pronoun headband.
Alright, so there you have it. A fun post filled with ideas that help make teaching pronouns a bit more meaningful for our students. As stated above, all of these pronoun activities can be incorporated with some pep work on your part. If you are looking to cut back on the prep, all of these pronoun activities and many more are available in my pronoun packet. Thanks for taking the time to visit. I hope to see you back here again soon.