Lesson Plan of Personal Pronouns English Grade IV

Students’ Learning Outcomes

·         Use the personal pronouns mine, ours, yours, his, hers, its and theirs.
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Information for Teachers

·         Personal pronouns are used in place of a common or proper noun. They are used to refer to something or someone that you have already talked about.
·         There are two types of personal pronouns:
Personal Pronoun
Ø  Subject pronouns are the ‘who’ or ‘what’ the sentence is about:
(Examples: I, you, he, she, it, we, they are all subject pronouns.
Ø  Object pronouns are the ‘who’ or ‘what’ acted upon:
(Examples: me, you, him, her, it, us, them are all object pronouns. Sania are it (the rice). In this sentence ‘Sania’ is the subject and ‘the rice’ is the object. Sania is doing the action and the rice is the thing that is ‘done to’ (it is the thing that she ate).if you have to replace the nouns with pronouns you would say: She ate it.
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·         Possessive personal pronouns are used in English to avoid repeating information that is already clear.it makes the sentence less confusing because the same information is not repeated.
·         There are seven possessive personal pronouns in English: his, her, mine, yours, its, ours, and theirs.
(Examples: This is my book, not your book. This book is mine, not yours. (Mine and yours are possessive pronouns) in the sentence, mine is a possessive pronoun that replaces my book. In the sentence, yours is a possessive pronoun that replaces your book.
·         Possessive personal pronouns mine, yours, hers, ours, theirs, are used without nouns.
Subject (personal pronouns)
Possessive (personal pronouns)
1.       I
2.       You
3.       He
4.       She
5.       It
6.       WE
7.       Their
1.       Mine
2.       Yours
3.       His
4.       Hers
5.       Its
6.       Ours
7.       Theirs
·         While teaching the lesson, the teacher should also consult textbook at all steps where and when applicable.

Material / Resources

Worm up activity

·         Start the lesson by reviewing the possessive pronouns learnt earlier. Ask the students questions: What are possessive pronouns? What are some examples of possessive pronouns?
·         Encourage the students if they give correct answer. Gently correct them if they gave incorrect answers. Tell the students that possessive pronouns show ownership of someone or something.
·         Hold some object (e.g. glasses) in your hands and tell students: These are my glasses. These are mine. Stress the pronoun ‘mine’
·         Tell the students that they are learning some more possessive pronouns. Teach them the possessive personal pronouns.
·         Demonstrate the use of the seven possessive pronouns; mine, ours, yours, his, hers, its and theirs through examples and actions.
(Examples : This is our school. This school is ours. That is yours bag. That bag is yours. It is his pen. It is his. This sweater is her sweater. This sweater is her sweater. This sweater is hers.

Activity 1

·          Write the sentences on the board.

·         Tell students to fill in the blanks using correct possessive pronoun from the list.
·         Do the first sentence on the board for students’ understanding.
·         You must move about to monitor students’ work and provide help.
·         Give students some more sentences to practice if they finish the work before time.

Activity 2

·         When students have finished the activity, tell them that they will practice with more sentences.
Personal Pronouns
·         Divide the students into pairs for this activity.
·         Tell the students that in this activity there will be no clue written for them.
·         Give clear instructions to the students and ask them to do the sentences.
·         You must move about to monitor students’ work and provide help.        
Sum up / Conclusion

·         Review the lesson by asking the students: What are the seven possessive personal pronouns? What do possessive personal pronouns show?


·         Monitor the assigned task in the classroom to assess how well students have gasped the concept of possessives pronouns.

·         Check the work given in the classroom to judge students’ ability to use the possessive pronouns correctly.

·         Assess students’ understanding of possessive pronouns by giving them a short test.               

Follow up
·         Make sentences using the possessive pronouns: mine, ours, yours, his, hers, its and theirs.
·         Ask students to do a short dialogue role-play on ‘packing for a weekend’, in which two children and their parents are packing things to leave home for the weekend.
(Examples:   Ammi: Bubbly where is my duppata that you were wearing today?
                       Abbu: Here, is this yours?
                       Bubbly: No, Abu that is mine.
                       Guddu: Are we taking our towels or will we use their towels?
                        Bubbly: Ours are too big, let’s just use theirs.

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