Lesson Plan of Pronoun Number Agreement
English Grade IV
Students’ Learning Outcomes
· Recognize that pronouns agree with their nouns in gender and number.
Information for Teachers
· Pronoun a word that takes the place of a noun.
· Number refers to whether a pronoun or noun is singular or plural.
· A pronoun must agree with its noun in number and gender.
· Use a singular pronoun to refer to a singular noun.
(Example: The mother is cooking dinner for her children. (Mother-singular noun, her-singular pronoun)
· Use a plural pronoun to refer to a plural noun.
(Example: Ayesha and Asma are playing with their younger sister. (Ayesha and Asma- plural nouns, their-plural pronoun)
Material / Resources
Worm up activity
· Start the lesson by reviewing pronoun-gender agreement. Ask the students questions:
Ø If a noun in sentence is masculine, what should be its pronoun; masculine, feminine or neuter?
Ø What are the masculine pronouns?
Ø What are the feminine and neuter pronouns?
Ø Should the gender of a pronoun always be same as the gender of its noun?
· Tell the class that pronouns must also agree with their nouns in number.
· Draw two columns on the board. Write singular pronouns on top of the first column. Write plural pronouns on top of the second column.
· Make a list of singular pronouns with the help of students under the heading of singular pronouns.
· Make a list of the plural pronouns with the help of students under the heading of plural pronouns.
· Write a sentence on the board underline the noun and ask the students if the noun is singular or plural. Ask them to look at the gender of the noun.
· Circle the pronoun and ask the students if the pronoun is singular or plural. Ask them if the gender of the pronoun is same as the gender of the noun.(pronoun number agrees with its noun) (Example: Huma is stitching her dress)
· Repeat the exercise with another example (pronoun number doesn’t agree with its noun in this example). Ask the students to give the correct pronoun by looking at the noun.(Example: Zain and Omer are going to see his grandparents.
· Write the sentences on the board.
· Tell students to look at the nouns and pronouns in the sentences. Ask them to write agree if the noun and its pronoun are the same in number (singular noun, singular pronoun/plural noun, plural pronoun). Ask them to write disagree if the noun and its pronoun are not same in number.
· Don’t sentence on the board for the students’ understanding.
· Move about to monitor students’ work and provide help.
· If students finish the work quickly, tell them to write the correct pronouns for all the incorrect pronouns.
· When students have finished the activity
1. Tell them that they will do another activity for practice.
· Write sentences on the board one by one.
· Tell students to look at the each noun in the sentences. Ask them to circle the correct pronoun in each sentence.
· Call students one by one to the board and ask them to do one sentence. Appreciate students who do right and politely correct students who could not give correct answer.
· After correcting or re-explaining the concept to students who could not give correct answer, give them another sentence to do.
· Look at the nouns and pronouns in the sentences. Write agree if the noun and its pronoun are same in number. Write disagree if the noun and its pronoun are not same in number.
1. Boys are eating their dinner now. ___-agree.
2. Mr. Saleem and Mr. Hameed ride his horses’ daily _____-disagree.
3. Farah is sleeping in her bed. ______agree.
4. The boys went to meet their friends.___-agree.
5. My mother went to see her parents. ____-agree.
6. Fatima and Ali live near their school ________-agree.
7. She has an apple in her hand._________-agree.
8. Ayesha and Yousaf love his dog._______-disagree.
9. The man has lost his passport._______-agree.
10. I have cleaned my room.______-agree.
Sum up / Conclusion
· Quickly review the lesson. Tell the students that if a noun is singular its pronoun is always singular. If a noun is plural its pronoun must always be plural.
· Write a few singular and plural nouns on the board. For example, cat, tables, girls, friend, balloons, pens, etc. on the board.
· Ask the students to tell which pronouns will be used in place of these nouns.
· Check students’ ability to recall the masculine, feminine and neuter pronouns and singular and plural nouns learnt earlier in the worm up activity.
· Assess how the students will recognize that pronouns agree in the number through the activity 1.
· Assess students’ ability to identify the correct pronoun.
· Assess how students will recognize pronouns number agreement in the follow up activities.
· Assess students’ understanding of pronouns number agreement by giving them a short test.
· Look at the number of each noun in the sentences. Circle the correct pronouns in each sentence.
1. Maria is looking for her/our coat.
2. Rauf and ZAhid travel together because they/she are friend.
3. The little girl likes their/her new teacher.
4. Rabbits are eating their/his food.
5. He slipped from stairs and scratched our/his knee.
6. Sana and Amna gave his /their colors to the teacher.
7. Children are playing in their/her room.
8. We are going with its /our parents.
9. My uncle sold his/your old car.
10. She put their/her books on the table.
1. Her 2. They 3. Her 4. Their 5. His 6. Their 7. Their 8. Our 9. His 10. Her
· Give students five short sentences. The pronouns in the sentences don’t agree in number with their nouns. Underline the nouns and pronouns.
· Ask them to rewrite the sentences so that the pronouns agree with their nouns in number. You can also do this activity in the3 following class.