Come on and chant with me to the beat by clapping your hands and slapping your legs!
- After 6 beats, shout "I" and point to yourself.
- Then clap-slap 6 more beats, shout "you," and point to someone in your group.
- Clap-slap 6 more beats and shout "we" and point to yourself and others.
- Continue with "they," "he," and "she."
The words we just chanted are personal pronouns! Let's learn how they are used to make our reading and writing more friendly!
Bill and Mary went to the store. Bill and Mary bought Bill and Mary some candy. Bill ate Bill's candy but Mary saved Mary's candy for later so Mary could eat Mary's candy after Mary had Mary's dinner. Bill and Mary told Bill and Mary's parents what Bill and Mary did when Bill and Mary went to the store.
Do those sentences sound kind of goofy? This isn't the way you talk, is it? Using pronouns like he, she, her, and they would make it sound much more conversational.
Place common objects such as a toys, pictures of family at outings or events, and pictures of groups of people from magazines on the table or around the room. Place a sentence strip with each picture with a sentence describing the picture or object. For example, if the object is a ball, write, "Michael likes to throw the ball." If you have a picture of family, the sentence might say, "Mom, Dad, Joe, and Pam are at the museum."