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Session 4:

Subject vs. Object Pronouns


Duration of
Session
Key
Understandings
to be developed

Learning
Objectives

Resources

Introductory
Activity

Activity 1
Make the
Rules

1.5 hours
1. Pronouns replace Nouns.
2. Nouns replaced by Pronouns are called Antecedents.
3. Subject Pronouns are used when the pronoun is used as the subject of the
sentence.
4. Subject pronouns usually follow the words than and as.
5. Object pronouns (me, you, him, her, it, us, them) are used as a direct object,
indirect object or object of the preposition.

At the end of the session, the participants are able to:


1.
2.

Create rules in using subject and object pronouns.


Use a pronoun that agrees with its antecedent.

3.

Use subject and object pronouns correctly.


Activity Sheet Answer with Rules for the Home Groups
Activity Sheet Make the Rules for the Expert Groups
Powerpoint presentation
Laptop
LCD
Whiteboard and marker

Agree or Disagree
1. Show some slides (one at a time) that consist of sentences using pronouns.
2. Ask the participants to agree or disagree with the shown sentences. Tell them to
write their decision on their notepads.
3. Tell the participants to keep their answers for a while and that they will revisit
them before the end of the session.
1. Form the Home Groups.
Form groups of four participants.
Name each group as Home Group 1, 2, 3, and 4.
Name each member of the group as Expert 1, 2, 3, and 4.
Explain that each expert member is responsible in reporting to the Home
Group some Rules about pronouns.
2. Form the Expert Groups.
Gather all Expert 1s, 2s, 3s, etc. in separate groups.
Distribute Activity Sheet Make the Rules for the Expert Groups
Let the members of the 6 Expert Groups to discuss and do the activity
assigned to them.
Give them 5 minutes to do it.
Remind all the experts of their task when they go back to their Home
Groups.
3. Instruct the experts to go back to their respective their Home Groups.

Activity 2
Answer with
Rules

Analysis

Abstraction/
Generalization
(PowerPoint
Presentation)

Application

(Members are with their Home Groups)


1. Instruct all members that they have 1 minute to share with their home groups
the discussions and rules formed when they were in their expert groups. Have
Expert 1 start the sharing.
2. Tell the other members to write the rules shared as these will be used in the
next activity.
3. Distribute Activity Sheet Answer with Rules to each Home Group.
4. Let the groups answer the questions with the rules that they have discussed.
Give them 10 minutes to do this.
After the activity:
5. Call on each home group to share with the whole group the rules that they used
to answer the statements/questions in the activity sheet.
6. Publish the rules formulated by the groups on the board.
Refer to the rules formulated by the participants:
1. Are pronouns difficult or confusing to use? Why?
2. How did you formulate your subject-object pronoun rules?
3. Should you not have the rules, what difficulties would you have encountered in
doing the activity? Why do you think so?
4. What new learning, realization or confirmation about pronouns have you made
in this activity?
Show a PowerPoint presentation containing the following:
Pronoun comes from the Latin word pro nomen which means for a noun.
(Knight & Lacey, Mechanics Magazine 1825)
Pronouns replace nouns within sentences making them less repetitive.
Nouns replaced by Pronouns are called Antecedents.
Pronouns should always agree with their antecedents in number and in
gender.
Subject Pronouns (We, I, They, It, She, He, You) are used when the pronoun
is used as the subject of the sentence. They also follow the be-verbs such as
is, are, was, were, am, and will be.
Subject pronouns usually follow the words than and as __ as.
Object pronouns (me, you, him, her, it, us, them ) are used as a direct object,
indirect object or object of the preposition
Agree or Disagree? A Revisit.
1. Tell the participants to bring out their Agree-Disagree decisions written during
the introductory activity.
2. Show the same slides (one at a time).
3. Call on some participants to answer whether they stick to their previous answer
or have changed it. Ask for some rules to back up their decision.
4. Continue showing the rest of the slides.
Ask the participants:
Now that you have relearned or been refreshed with subject and object pronouns,
what steps would you take to enhance such learning?

Concluding
Activity

Show a video about pronouns from http://www.youtube.com/watch?


v=mfGEJJ9g1tI&list=PL93BD870888ED25A5 ..
Remember to use PROnouns: Proper Replacement Of Nouns..

Activity Sheet for:


Expert Group 1 Antecedents that agree in number and gender
Expert Group 2 subject pronouns used as subjects
Expert Group 3 subject pronouns follow to be verbs
Expert Group 4 subject pronouns follow than and us
Expert Group 5 object pronouns used as direct and indirect object
Expert Group 6 object pronouns used as object of preposition
Activity sheet for home groups:
Sample sentences using subject and object pronouns.