Activities to Teach Students to Choose the Correct Personal Pronoun
As non-native speakers of English, students may struggle with correctly using personal pronouns. Therefore, it’s important to teach them the importance of using the correct personal pronouns and the consequences of using the incorrect ones. Here are some activities that can help students develop their understanding of personal pronouns:
1. Personal Pronoun Bingo
Bingo is a great game for teaching personal pronouns. Create a bingo grid with a list of personal pronouns in each square. The teacher can call out sentences that require the use of personal pronouns. If the student has the correct pronoun on their bingo card, they can cover it up.
2. Pronoun Trees
Draw a large tree on the board. Write a list of personal pronouns on the board and have students take turns choosing a pronoun and writing it on the trunk of the tree. Then, have students provide a sentence that correctly uses the pronoun and write it on the branches of the tree.
3. Pronoun Sorting
Provide students with a list of sentences that use personal pronouns. Have them work in pairs or small groups to sort the pronouns into first, second, and third person categories.
4. Pronoun Relay Race
Divide the class into teams and give each team a set of sentence cards with personal pronouns missing. Each team member must race to the board to fill in the missing pronoun before returning to tag the next team member. The first team to complete all of their sentence cards wins.
5. Pronoun Charades
Have students act out a sentence that requires a personal pronoun without speaking. The class must guess the correct pronoun based on the actions.
In conclusion, these activities can help students develop a deeper understanding of personal pronouns and their correct usage. By practicing these skills through fun and engaging activities, students will be able to use personal pronouns with ease in their everyday communication.