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Pronouns words that rename people, places, things






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Pronouns words that rename people, places, things Pronouns words that rename people, places, things Presentation Transcript

  • Pronouns—Words that Rename People, Places, Things, or Ideas How do pronouns help writers? What are the different kinds of pronouns?
  • Personal Pronouns
    • Words that rename nouns…two key groups
    • Nominative/Subjective
      • Singular Plurals
      • I -We
      • You -You
      • He, she, it -They
    • Objective
      • Me -Us
      • You -You
      • Him, her, it -Them
  • Indefinate Pronouns
    • Don’t rename a particular person, place, or thing
      • Anyone, everyone, all, each
      • Most, few, some, many
      • Neither, either
  • Demonstrative Pronouns
    • Used to rename or refer to noun
      • This
      • That
      • These
      • Those
      • Dem Pro: Please remove this.
      • Dem Adj: Please remove this book.
  • Interrogative
    • Question Words
      • Whom?
      • Whose?
      • Who?
      • What?
      • Where?
      • When?
      • How?
      • Why?
      • Which?
  • Possessive Pronouns
    • Pronouns that show ownership
      • Those, mine, ours, theirs
      • Yours, hers, his
      • My
      • Their, they’re, there
      • Its vs. it’s
  • Reflexive Pronouns
    • Words that look back!
    • They end in self!
      • Themselves, ourselves, herself, himself
  • Where and What…
    • Where is the pronoun?
    • What kind of pronoun is in the sentence?
    • 4 Minute Fury
  • Label
    • We went by ourselves to the store.
    • Everyone wanted to go with us.
    • I rode a bike; it was super-fun.
    • It was old, and few people had ever seen one like it.
    • I was glad it was mine, and all the other kids were jealous of me.
    • Who is that they asked?
  • Group Challenge
    • You are from Mars; you only speak Martian.
    • A natural disaster has struck your planet.
    • You need Earth’s help.
    • Your group needs to transmit a message explaining what has happened and ask for specific help—decide what kind of help you will need.
    • A scientist among you knows only pronouns in English…but he only knows 4 categories of pronouns.
    • Your transmission is mostly in Martian, but you are to use pronouns to help explain your situation and needs.
    • You must decide which 4 groups are needed.
  • Expository Writing Strategies
      • Ideas
        • Glove It
        • DRAPES
      • Organization
        • High Quality Transition Words
        • The Toe
        • CATCH
      • Style
        • Strong Verbs
        • Sensory and Figurative Language
      • Conventions
        • Vary Sentence Length--SCCCC