This week our Open Court Imagine It program has us teaching and assessing our little first graders on identifying and using singular possesive pronouns. (5 of the 20 assessment questions ask students to identify which of the four sentences listed has the possessive pronoun underlined.) "Yikes!"
So, I scanned over the student support materials and realized there were only 6 practice sentences in our Skills Workbook. Double YIKES! Then, I pulled out the other support materials and realized that if I wanted to copy pages, there were an additional 2 sentences in the Challenge Book and 4 more in the English Learner Support book. However, not one of the practice pages had the students identifying the possessive pronoun in a sentence! Triple YIKES!!!
The words singular possessive pronoun alone are enough to scare any 6 year old.
So, what did I do? Why, I headed over to my favorite online support site - TPT. However, when I did a search for possessive pronouns for grades 1-2 I basically came up with NOTHING! So, I figured it was time to get to work and create more practice activites for my little ones to prep them for the end of week test.
I am sure that I could have created even more materials, but time was of the essence! So I put together a 20 page western-themed possessive pronouns pack for the primary grades that includes pocket chart sized phrases and sentences that have students practicing the following skills: finding the possessive pronouns, replacing nouns with possessive pronouns, filling in the sentence frames with possessive pronouns, and using possessive pronouns in sentences and then illustrating.
It also includes cards with each of the possessive pronouns, headings for each of the tasks listed above, and cards for plural pronouns, and singular pronouns which could be used for a sort. There is also a worksheet that asks students to circle all of the pronouns that could be used to finish the sentence frame.
Lots of great practice for working with possessive pronouns.
These activites are definitely doing the trick and filling a void left in our program. Hopefully this pack will help out any of you who find yourself in the same boat in the near future.