Students’ Learning Outcomes
· Demonstrate correct use of my- mine, your-yours, etc.
Information for Teachers
· Possessive pronouns are used to show ownership or ‘possession’.
· Possessive pronouns are used to avoid repeating the same information.
· There are seven possessive pronouns in English: his, hers, mine, yours, its, ours, and theirs.
(Examples: This book 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 possessive pronoun that replaces your book.
· While teaching the lesson, also consult the textbook at all the steps where required.
Material / Resources
Worm up activity
· Start the lesson by reviewing the pronouns showing possession learnt in the previous lessons.
· Ask the students questions: Which pronouns are used to show possession? Are they used with nouns or in place of nouns?
· Encourage the students if they give correct answers. Give feed back to them if they give incorrect answers.
· Repeat that possessive pronouns my, your, our, their, her, come before a noun. Write a few examples on the board for the students’ understanding (This is my book. Your eyes are so beautiful. That is our school, etc.
· Tell the students that the possessive pronouns mine, yours, hers, ours, theirs are used without nouns. Write a few examples on the board. (This book is yours. That school is ours. These pictures are hers, etc.
· Write on the board: This book is your/yours. The doll is my/mine.
· Ask the students to choose the correct possessive pronoun. Write a few more sentences and ask the students to select the correct pronouns.
· Write another example on the board: This book is my book, not your book. Ask students to replace ‘my book’ and ‘your book’ with possessive pronouns. (Mine and yours are possessive pronouns),
· Divide the class into pairs.
· Write the sentences on the board.
· Tell the students to underline the correct possessive pronouns.
· Repeat the instructions if necessary.
· Do the first sentence on the board for the students’ understanding.
· Ask the students to do the work in their notebook.
· Move about to monitor students’ work and provide help.
· Divide the whole class into two teams.
· Tell the teams that you will call the name of a member of a team. You will give him/her a possessive pronoun. The student will have to say a sentence using that pronoun.
· Tell the team that the sentence can be question.
· The team whose members give more correct sentences wins.
· You may give the members of the winning team colored stars on their class work, to encourage them.
· Play the game as long as time allows or till all the students have taken their turn.
· Write the sentences on the board and Underline the correct possessive pronoun.
1. This is a nice shirt. Is it you/yours?
2. Uzma is going to a wedding with her/hers family.
3. Mr. Haroon has two children but I don’t know their /theirs name.
4. Can I borrow your pen? My/Mine are black.
5. Our/ ours computer is not working.
6. These are not my shoes. My/mine are black.
7. Her/hers painting are very colorful.
8. The dog lost it/its bone in the river.
9. You/yours phone is ringing.
10. The new house on the street is their /theirs.
11. The third house on the street is our/ours.
12. My/mine books are on the desk.
13. The boy is eating his/her dinner.
14. Hira cleaned his/her room.
15. The grandmother is very old he/she walks with a stick.
16. Faiza really likes her/his school.
17. Dr. Ahmad is looking for her /his thermometer.
18. I have a pet dog. It/he is very cute.
19. Mother is baking a cake for his/her children.
20. That is my brother he/she is a pilot.
21. Bear is a lazy animal. She/it sleeps the whole winter.
22. Umar is sharing its/his lunch with Haroon.
Sum up / Conclusion
· Quickly review the lesson. Ask the students: “Do the possessive pronouns mine, hers, yours, ours, come before a noun or do my, her and Our to come before a noun?”
· Ask the students: “Why are possessive pronouns used?”
· Write a few subject pronouns on the board and ask the students which possessive pronoun will be used for it. For example: me-mine, you-yours, her-hers, etc.
· Check how well students recall the possessive pronouns learnt earlier in the worm up activity by asking them about possessive pronouns.
· Monitor the assigned task in the classroom to assess how well the students have understood the concept of possessive pronouns.
· Check the written work given in the classroom to the assess students’ ability to use the possessive pronouns correctly.
· Assess the students’ ability to demonstrate correct use of my-mine, her-hers, our-ours, etc. through the correct sentences given the activity 2.
· Assess the students’ ability to demonstrate correct use of possessive pronouns by giving them a short test at the end of this week.
· Make four sentences with my, mine, your, yours.
· Give the students enough practices in the subsequent classes.