Year 4-6 Learning Continuity

7th October: Session 13 TPSA Pronouns

This is the thirteenth session of the Teacher and Parent Support and Awareness programs for Years 4-6.

Focus: Parts of Speech – Pronouns

Presenters:

  • Madam Lovelyn Pitawao
  • Madam Beverly Hanirara
  • Madam Marilyn Tapidaka
  • Mrs Christina Rore (MEHRD)

 

Answers for Last Week’s Activities:

Underline the nouns in the sentences

Year 4 Activity – Underline the nouns in the sentences

  1. The men worked in Honiara for ten years.
  2. The farmer kept his pig, cattle and goats behind a fence.
  3. Last weekend the fisherman caught some bonitos and some rainbow.
  4. The head teacher bought some books, pencils, rulers, rulers and some crayons for the school.
  5. The playing field was packed with people watching the game.

 

Year 5 Activity -Write down five (5) nouns you can think of.

Here are some examples of nouns that you could have listed. Make sure that your nouns are things, people, places, animals or ideas

  1. Malaita
  2. truck
  3. Mary
  4. shark
  5. love

 

Year 6 Activity – Complete each sentence with the correct collective nouns.

(fleet, flock, convoy, crowd)

Example:

  1. A ___flock________ of birds.
  2. A ____convoy_______ of vehicles.
  3. A ____fleet_______ of ships.
  4. A ____crowd_______ of people.

 

Today’s Lesson: Pronouns

Now for today’s session as we continue looking at the Eight Parts of Speech. We will look specifically at Pronouns.

What is a Pronoun?

  • A pronoun is a word that is used in place of a noun.
  • It may stand for a person, place, thing or an idea.
  • Using pronouns means we don’t have to keep repeating the nouns in our sentences.

For example; “It’s Lana’s birthday next week. She will be ten years old.”

In the example above, the word Lana is a noun. The word ‘she’ is used in its place. ‘She’ is the pronoun. Using pronouns make sentences sound less repetitive. Without the pronoun in the above sentence the word Lana would be used twice.

Now let’s look at the types of ‘Pronouns’:

  • Personal Pronoun,
  • Reflexive Pronoun,
  • Possessive Pronoun,
  • Interrogative Pronoun,
  • Demonstrative Pronoun,
  • Indefinite Pronoun,
  • Reciprocal Pronoun, and
  • Intensive Pronoun

But, we will first look into Personal, Reflexive, Possessive and Interrogative Pronouns.

1. Personal Pronouns are words that take the place of the names of people:

  • I/Me
  • You
  • He/She/It and Him/Her/It
  • We/Us
  • You (plural)
  • They/Them

 

2. Reflexive Pronouns are words ending in -self or -selves that are used when the subject and the object of a sentence are the same. The person or people are doing the action (verb) to themselves.

  • Reflexive Pronoun are made by adding self (singular) or selves (plural) to personal pronoun. Reflexive pronouns link to the person the pronoun refers to. An easy way to remember them is that they end with self or selves.
  • For example: He hurt himself.Himself is a reflexive pronoun because it links to the word ‘he’ which is the subject of the sentence
  • Personal and Reflexive Pronouns go together:
Personal Pronoun Reflexive Pronoun
I/me myself
you yourself
he/him himself
she/her herself
it itself
we/us ourselves
you(plural) yourselves
they/them themselves
  • When the personal pronoun is singular, the reflexive pronoun must also be singular. For example:
    • I made myself a cup of tea.
    • He went home by himself.
  • When the personal pronoun is plural, the reflexive pronoun must also be plural. For example:
    • We have to look after ourselves.
    • They built the house themselves. 

3. Possessive Pronouns show ownership.

  • They replace a noun or noun group and are not followed by another noun. Apostrophes can be used to show possessive nouns.
  • Possessive pronouns go with personal pronouns

Examples:

  • You found it first, so it is yours. 
  • She wished that bicycle was hers.

Note – there are also words that are like pronouns but are used to describe nouns. They are called possessive adjectives: they describe who owns/possesses the noun:

Personal Pronouns I/me you he she it we they
Possessive Pronouns mine yours his hers its ours theirs
Possessive Adjectives my your his her its our their

 

4. Interrogative Pronouns are used to ask questions.

  • Whom, who, which, what and whose
  • We use these for asking questions such as:
    • Who is coming to the party?
    • What did you say?
    • Whose name starts with J?
    • Which colour is your favourite?

Activities:

Year 4 Activity 

Choose a pronoun from the list below to fill in the missing spaces:

                    I, their, her, he, his

  1. The boy is going to the hospital because ____________ is sick.
  2. Christina found _________ diary on the table.
  3. Father is planting potato in ________ garden.
  4. The passengers paid ________ fares at the head office.
  5. Joan smiled and said, ‘’___________ like eating meat best”.

Year 5 Activity 

Choose a suitable pronoun to complete each sentence:

  1. Alice picked up a shell and looked at __________.
  2. The family saw that the weather was fine so ___________ all walked to the beach.
  3. Frank and __________ friends played on the beach but __________ didn’t swim there.

Year 6 Activity

Find the correct reflexive pronoun to complete each sentence:

  1. I managed to complete all my work by ____________.
  2. Is he going on the boat by ___________?
  3. The cat fell off a tree but it did not hurt __________.
  4. We have to do the cleaning up ___________.

Take note that answers to the activities will be given in our next radio session.

Thank you teachers, children and parents for taking your time to be part of this session today.             

Our session today has come to an end and look forward to our next radio session in which we will continue to work together in helping our students and children in their education.

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  • The radio program was very useful, it would be also best if it is in another multimedia form.

  • If I may be provided with all the above eLearning materials. I tried my very best to download all the materials, but won’t able to do so. since others did not have any download links.

  • Can we get all the teacher and student guides upload on this website. This will be very helpful for kids doing home school during this pandemic

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