Pronoun Packet–free download

18 Sep

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I am a visual learner. I am thankful to know that and have figured out how to use my “visual-ness” to my advantage. For example, I have to take notes during the sermon on Sundays. The sermon notes aren’t so much about the “sermon notes” as it is a way to help me stay focused on the sermon. The moment I stop writing, the moment my brain runs in a million directions, and I am thinking about something totally unrelated. I wish that I were an auditory learner and could just sit in church, take it all in without writing and leave fully grasping everything. However, that’s just not me. 🙂 One advantage to understanding my learning style is that it has helped me in homeschooling. Because my sons and I share genes, I knew that one of them would be a visual learner like me. Son #1 and I are on the same wavelength, which has helped me know how to help him. 🙂

As a visual learner, I “think” in pictures. (I know, I know, it sounds weird!) When I was perusing through my CC Foundations Guide for the next several weeks, I noticed all of the pronouns, the variety of pronouns, and got slightly overwhelmed. For starters, my knowledge of English Grammar is, well, not that great lacking. As I looked at everything we would be memorizing, I immediately thought of a picture in my head and how to organize it. I knew that my sweet, little Abecedarians would appreciate a visual for the pronouns (and their sweet, little Tutor would to!) So, this is what I came up with here below. Of course, I incorporated my wonderful, fantabulous, DIY Tri-Fold Dry-Erase Board . Here’s what I did:

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First, I made a “grid” on the back flap of my board (similar to the one I used last year for Latin). It has 6 rows (for all 6 components of the order of the pronouns) and 2 columns. The second column allows me to include the corresponding pronoun with 1st person singular, 3rd person plural, etc. This is how my “mental picture” looked, so this is what I “drew.” This is going to help me, as well, remember which pronoun corresponds with which person and singular/plural. (If only I had learned these as a kid! Sigh!)
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Then, I added the cards from the packet to the 1st column, showing the order of the pronouns. In the subsequent weeks, I will use the second column to include the pronoun cards.

This was a glorious tool in my Abecedarians class this past week! I used the song “C2 W3 Pronoun Order.mp3” uploaded by: loriberlie from CC Connected to teach the kiddos. We sang through the song a few times. I ended our time by pulling the cards off the board and turned them face down on the ground. Each child had to pick one card and put it into the correct spot on the grid. They did it PERFECTLY the first time! Wahoo!

Also, I used this at home today with my boys. They just couldn’t remember the order of the pronouns. So, I taught them the song, pointed to the cards as we sang, and then played the same “game” I used in class with my Abecedarians. By golly, the order finally “clicked” for them too. 🙂 🙂 Happy sons, happy Momma!

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You can download the Pronoun Packet here: Pronoun Packet

I hope this will be helpful to your family or your class! Even if you don’t do Classical Conversations, you could easily use this at home to help your children master pronouns! Enjoy!

This is a part of the Cycle 2 Weekly Link Up at Half a Hundred Acre Wood. Go there now for other great resources. 🙂

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22 Responses to “Pronoun Packet–free download”

  1. Rebecca September 18, 2013 at 5:45 pm #

    This is great! Thanks for sharing. I ‘pinned’ it for future use. ~Blessings~

    • Suzanne Shares September 19, 2013 at 10:19 pm #

      SO GLAD to hear that this is helpful! God bless!

  2. Tricia September 19, 2013 at 4:40 pm #

    YEAH!! I was just talking to our other tutors about how we will help the kids keep all the pronoun lists apart from each other in their brains. This will be a tool I use! Thank you for sharing this with us.

    • Suzanne Shares September 19, 2013 at 10:18 pm #

      YAY, Tricia! 🙂 so glad to hear that this will be helpful to your community! 🙂 Praying that you guys have a wonderful year! 🙂 How’s your son doing, by the way? 🙂 God bless!

  3. Dianna September 20, 2013 at 9:31 am #

    Thanks for sharing your ideas! It is a big help to me.

    • Suzanne Shares September 20, 2013 at 8:51 pm #

      I’m glad to share! 🙂 THankful to hear that this is helpful for your family! Have a great year! 🙂 God bless!

  4. Susan Guthrie September 21, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

    Thank you, Suzanne. This visual will help my auditory learner, too!

    • Suzanne Shares September 30, 2013 at 11:58 pm #

      I hope that they are helpful!!! 🙂 So glad to be in CC with you this year!! 🙂 🙂

  5. Stacey September 29, 2013 at 10:04 pm #

    This looks great, Suzanne! I do the same thing in church…definitely a visual learner and I have to take notes! : ) Thanks!

    • Suzanne Shares September 30, 2013 at 11:58 pm #

      I hope they’re helpful!!! 🙂 Hope you’re having a great school year!

  6. Danielle October 11, 2013 at 1:43 pm #

    Hi Suzanne, I grabbed these off CC connected, as well as the History sentence copy work pages, which I loved before I even knew they were yours! I’m working on a kind of round up of all the CC connected stuff I’ve used for the first 6 weeks (better late than never!). Can I use the photo of your pronoun packet all fanned out on my post?

    • Suzanne Shares October 11, 2013 at 7:26 pm #

      Sure, girl! 🙂 If you can just put a link to the post with it, that would be great. Thanks for thinking of me! I’m glad to know that you guys have enjoyed them. 🙂 🙂 Hope that you guys are well!

      • Danielle October 16, 2013 at 11:51 pm #

        Thanks Suzanne. The post is up on my blog, if you’re curious. Thanks so much for sharing your work!

      • Suzanne Shares October 17, 2013 at 9:14 pm #

        awesome, girl!!! thanks so much! i looked at it this afternoon! it looks awesome!!!

      • RM Peters October 19, 2013 at 8:32 pm #

        Hi Suzanne, these are great! Are you planning on making more for the rest of the pronouns? Thanks!

      • Suzanne Shares October 20, 2013 at 12:27 am #

        Look what I just made. 🙂 🙂 🙂 http://suzanneshares.com/2013/10/20/demonstrative-interrogative-pronouns-free-printable/ Enjoy!!!

      • RM Peters October 20, 2013 at 12:53 pm #

        Oh, yay! Thanks so much!

      • Suzanne Shares October 20, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

        sure! 🙂 enjoy!

  7. LM October 23, 2013 at 4:31 am #

    I love these! I printed and laminated them and have used them when I sub-tutor and with my own kiddos. I found one mistake: Possessive Pronouns, 2nd Person Singular should be “yours” not “your”. Thank you so much for this printable!!

    • Suzanne Shares October 24, 2013 at 10:36 pm #

      I am so glad that you are enjoying these! 🙂 Yes, I found the “yours” error the week that we had the Possessive Pronouns. Oops! I intended to change it; thank you for the reminder! Hope the rest of your CC year goes well! 🙂

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