Age Range: 5 to 11
Pronouns are words that can be used to replace nouns. Some examples include he, she, it, they, we, our and some, but there are lots of others!
To teach children about pronouns, try some of the following ideas:
- Share the poster available below with the class and use it as a teaching tool.
- Print the poster / banner and use it on a classroom display.
- Cut out the list of pronouns. Give children a random pronoun and ask them to use it within a sentence.
- Display the examples of pronouns so that children can refer to them during their independent writing.
- Challenge children to find examples of pronouns in their reading books.
- Ask children to replace a pronoun in a sentence with a different one. Does it change the meaning of the sentence? How?
- If the children hear a pronoun being used throughout the day, ask them to point it out. Do you also use pronouns in your Maths / Science / PE lessons?
- Can your class sort pronouns into different groups? What groups could be used (e.g. pronouns to describe things that are singular / plural, pronouns to describe people and objects)?
- Could the children think of a mnemonic to help them remember what 'pronoun' means?
- Could you make a song / rap about pronouns?
- Make a class display showing every pronoun that children can find.
If you have any other ideas, please leave a comment at the bottom of the page!