Lessons & Units :: Pronoun Reference Kindergarten, 1st Grade and 2nd Grade Unit

Lesson 2: Substituting Nouns

Lesson Plan

Learning Goal
Substitute pronouns for nouns.
Approximately 50 minutes
Necessary Materials
Provided: Example Transparency or Chart for Direct Teaching and Guided Practice, Example Chart for Guided Practice, Independent Practice Worksheet (Older), Independent Practice Worksheet (Younger)
Not Provided: Chart paper, markers
  • Teacher Modeling

    will review pronouns and explain how to identify which nouns they replace. I will put the Pronouns: Who or What are They Talking About? chart on the overhead projector or on chart paper and model how to identify the noun “Bailey” in the first sentence. I will then identify the pronoun “her” and explain that this pronoun refers to Bailey. I will repeat this with the second sentence. (Direct Teaching and Guided Practice Example Chart is provided in Teacher and Student Materials below.)

  • Think Check

    Ask: How did I change the noun to a pronoun in the sentence? Students should respond that you looked at the noun in the sentence and thought about if it is a person or thing and if it is a girl or a boy, and then thought about a pronoun that would make sense.

  • Guided Practice

    will work together to identify the nouns and pronouns in the remaining sentences. We will explain how the pronoun replaces a noun in each sentence. We will also read the sentences on chart paper (Guided Practice Example Chart is provided below) and replace the underlined nouns with the appropriate pronouns.

  • Independent Practice

    will complete the What Should the Pronoun Be? Worksheet by replacing the underlined nouns with the appropriate pronouns. (Student Independent Practice Worksheets are provided below.)

Texts & Materials

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