It's the moment we've all been waiting for.....time for pronouns!
The sixth grade English/Language Arts standards of Georgia place a lot of emphasis on the correct use of pronouns. As a result, we devote a lot of attention to this area of study in our Parts of Speech Unit. However, sometimes students get lost in terms such as antecedent, subjective, objective, possessive, indefinite, demonstrative, reflexive, and interrogative - all of which are linked to pronouns. Therefore, it is my goal to help my students see past the "scary" terms and realize that pronouns are simply words that are used to replace nouns. However, in order for students to succeed in this area of study, they will need to devote themselves to a lot of study time and that is where YOU come in.
On page 19 in their ELA notebooks, students have a "Pronoun Study Sheet." In order to gain parent/guardian signatures, students will need to study at least 10 minutes each day. Of course, they are welcome to study more, but I do ask that they only receive one signature per day (This will help to eliminate cramming at the last minute.). Students should be studying pages 20-35 in their notebooks. Before they receive a signature from you, they will need to write down the pages that they studied and the amount of time that they studied. If students receive 10 signatures prior to the Pronoun Test then they will receive 10 extra points on their Pronoun Test Grade.
Page 20 is VERY IMPORTANT! Students should be able to explain the purpose of each of these terms and be able to provide examples for each one. This is very critical as we will be learning so many different terms and students will need to be able to distinguish between them. Please help your students study by quizzing them on these terms. The following pages go into more specific detail about each term, so if a student is having trouble understanding a term, then they should refer to these pages.
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My name is Shaunmarie Dotson and this is my second year teaching at FCMS. I am excited about this school year and I will do my best to help each sixth grader grow into a stronger and wiser student. Let's have a great year!