Possessive Pronouns

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.
Subject pronouns
Possessive 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, also consult the textbook at all the steps where required.


  Material / Resources

Chalk/marker, board

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),

Activity 1

·         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.

Activity 2

·         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.

Activity 3

·         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.
Follow up
·         Make four sentences with my, mine, your, yours.
·         Give the students enough practices in the subsequent classes.

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