Lesson Plan of Pronouns

Lesson Plan of Possessive and Reflexive Pronouns

English Grade VII

Students’ Learning Outcomes

·         Recognize function of, and use possessive and reflexive pronouns.

Information for Teacher

Possessive Pronouns:
·         Certain pronouns called possessive pronouns show ownership.
·         Some are used alone; some describe a noun.
·         Used alone: mine, yours, his, her, ours, theirs, and whose.
For example:
That computer is hers.
This is mine book.
Whose is this bike?
·         Modify nouns: my, your, his, her, its, our, their and whose.
For example:
That is her computer.
Reflexive Pronouns:
·         Reflexive pronouns are recognized by the addition of ‘self’ to the pronoun.
·         They are used in situations where the subject and object is the same person.
·         He hurt himself while playing hockey.
·         They took the responsibility on themselves.
Reflexive Pronouns:
·         Reflexive Pronouns are used after ‘by’ to show that the work was done without any help. So they are also called Emphatic Pronouns.
For example;
I myself baked the cake.
The cake was backed by me.
(The number pronoun must agree with the personal pronoun)

Concept Map

Material / Resources

Charts, marker, board, duster, flashcards, textbook

Worm up activity

·         What is a pronoun?
(Expected response: A word that is used in place of a noun is called a pronoun)
·         How many types of pronoun do you remember?
(Expected response: Personal, possessive, reflexive, subject, object, interrogative pronoun, intensive pronoun, indefinite pronoun, demonstrative pronoun, relative pronoun, reciprocal pronoun, and distributive pronoun)
·         Recall your knowledge about possessive nouns (Expressing that something belongs to someone/something).
·         Also recap the use of the Apostrophe (‘) to show possession.
·         Introduce the term Possessive Pronouns to the students.
·         Tell them that a possessive pronoun shows that something belongs to the pronoun(the noun has been replaced by a pronoun)
For example:
1.       The girl’s shoes = Her shoes
2.       The dog’s collar = Its collar


Activity 1

·         Complete the sentences using the correct possessive pronouns:
1.       I entered _________ painting in the contest.  (My, Mine)
2.       Selma entered ______ painting in the contest. (Her, Him)
3.       Did you enter ______ painting in the contest? (Your, Mine)
4.       One painting has fallen off ______ stand. (Its, Their)
5.       The judges made ________ choices. (Their, His)
6.       The car belongs to Mr. and Mrs. Sadie, so it is _____. (Theirs, there’s)
7.       This Xbox game belongs to me and my brother, so it is ____ . (Ours, Theirs)
8.       It belongs to him, so it is _____. (His, Her)
9.       It belongs to you, so it’s _____. (Yours, Theirs)
10.   It belongs to the dog, so it’s _____. (Its, Hers)
     Answer key:
1.       My, 2. Her, 3. Yours, 4. Its, 5. Their, 6. Theirs, 7. Ours, 8. His, 9. Yours, 10. Its
·         Note that the punctuation requirements change in the possessive nouns and possessive pronouns.
·         An apostrophe must be used with a possessive pronoun.
·         incorrect :  her’s,  it’s,  their’s  and  your’s
·         if an apostrophe isn’t added to a noun it will become a plural e.g. girl = girls whereas it should be girl’s

Activity 2

·         Underline the possessive pronoun in the following sentences:
1.     Your report will be different from mine.
2.       Their garden is bigger than ours.
3.       My book was borrowed by her sister.
Answer key:
1.       Your report will be different from mine.
2.       Their garden is bigger than ours.
3.       My book was borrowed by her sister.

Activity 3

·         Use the textbook to pick out sentences from the passages to further understand the usage of the taught concept:
1.       Ask a student to make a sentence using a pronoun.
2.       Ask another student to change the sentence by adding a reflexive pronoun.
3.       Change the sentence from singular to plural and plural to singular.

Activity 4

·         Explain reference pronouns to the students.
·         Ask the students to correct the following sentences by using the correct reflexive pronoun.
1.       We arranged myself in a group.
2.       He washed his cloths herself.
3.       She saw myself in the mirror.
Answer key:
1.       ourselves
2.       himself
3.       Herself.

Activity 5

·         Use the reflexive pronouns from the box to complete the sentences. Then underline the person, people, or noun to which the pronoun is referring.
Word Bank
Myself, yourself, himself, itself, ourselves, yourselves, themselves
1.       Almach and Abram did the project all by _________________.
2.       I wondered about that __________________.
3.       Almach hurt _________________ playing hockey.
4.       The computer will turn ____________ off when it isn’t being used.
5.       Make sure you clean _____________ up before the party starts.
6.       Jamal dusted _____________ off before he go back on the horse.
7.       You and I have to ask ________________ that question.
8.       Do you boys think you can handle this ______?
Answer key:
1.       Themselves
2.       myself
3.       himself
4.       itself
5.       yourself
6.       himself
7.       ourselves
8.       yourselves

Sum up / Conclusion

·         Conclude the lesson by repeating all the main points of the lesson.


·         Ask the students the following questions:
1.       Write five sentences using possessive pronouns: mine, hers, and ours.
2.       What is the difference between nouns and pronouns?
3.       Why must you replace a noun with a pronoun?
4.       How will the use of a reflexive pronoun change the meaning of a sentence?

Follow up

·         Ask the student s to search five sentences from their textbooks which have reflexive pronouns and write them in their notebooks and then change their pronouns.

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