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  1. 1. G9-12.ECRS.B8-B: Singular and Plural Pronouns (TEACHER) Link to the ECRS: (WC.13B) Revise vague nouns and pronouns that create obvious logic problemsActivatorCan you put these words in the right list? ME WE OUR MY I THEY HE SHE THEIR SHE IT Singular Pronouns Plural PronounsBy using this activator, students have hopefully grouped these in the proper categories.Tips for Teaching Your students will encounter in this lesson one of the most common pronoun/antecedent agreement issues! That issue is the erroneous selection of what they might believe to be “gender neutral” pronoun in they/their, but that is wrong! Make sure to offer multiple opportunities practice what this lesson calls “the trickster” in authentic writing products. G9-12.ECRS.B8-B Singular and Plural Pronouns
  2. 2. Name: Date: Period: G9-12.ECRS.B8-B: Singular and Plural Pronouns (low) Link to the ECRS: (WC.13B) Revise vague nouns and pronouns that create obvious logic problemsKey Information:Pronouns need to match up with the nouns they replace: Singular nouns need singular pronouns, and pluralnouns need plural pronouns. Fill in the chart from the board! Singular Pronouns Plural PronounsSeems easy enough, right? Be careful, though. Beware The Trickster! What’s wrong here? The person who threw their trash on the ground needs to put it in the garbage can.Just because it doesn’t sound wrong to your ear, though, doesn’t make it right. Learn to recognize thiscommonly asked ACT question. Tip: If you see the word “their” in a test question, immediately look for theplural noun to match it with. If all you can find is a singular noun, the “their” is probably wrong and should bereplaced.Your NotesThe Basics:Match the word or group of words on the left with the correct singular or plural pronoun on the right. (Note:Some pronouns may be used more than once.) ____ 1. Danny and I A. he ____ 2. Oprah Winfrey B. she ____ 3. the car C. we ____ 4. Ms. Simpson D. they ____ 5. E.J. and Silvia E. it ____ 6. the keys ____ 7. my friends ____ 8. Jack ____ 9. the pizza G9-12.ECRS.B8-B Singular and Plural Pronouns
  3. 3. Practice:If the bolded pronoun in the sentences below needs corrected, cross it out and write in the correct pronoun (andverb, if necessary). If the sentence is already correct, clearly write a “C” next to it. Example: he has A fearless runner is a better racer because they have no fear of falling.10. A person who eats too many jawbreakers risks loosening their fillings.11. The prom committee did not care that their choice of music made everyone angry.12. The new and improved soap uses their special powers to clean the red sauce and grape juice.13. The computer and cell phone were broken last week, so we better fix it when we get paid.14. A person should insure her valuables.Writing Practice:Write the correct pronoun for the underlined word(s) in the blank and then complete the sentence. Example: Humpty Dumpty may be in a thousand pieces, but __he__ still is a good-looking egg.15. Jack and Jill fetched some water, but _________16. Little Bo Peep and her sheep are checking the lost and found, so _________17. Jack and his candlestick won the jumping contest, and _________18. The spider is tired of going after Little Miss Muffet, so __________How This Looks on the EPAS:Certain words and/or phrases below are underlined and numbered. In the right-hand column, you will find alternatives for theunderlined part. Choose the alternative that best expresses the idea and makes the statement appropriate for standard writtenEnglish. If the original version is best, choose “NO CHANGE.”A painter needs to have passion for their 19 19. A. NO CHANGEwork, but some painters have what might be B. itscalled too much passion. Vincent Van Gogh, C. it’sfor example, was an artist who once cut off D. hispart of his own ear.What’s the Rule?Plural nouns need to be replaced by ________________ pronouns, and singular nouns need to be replaced by________________ nouns. If you see the word “their” in a question on a test, start looking for the________________ noun to match it with. If you only find a singular noun, you need to ________________the pronoun. G9-12.ECRS.B8-B Singular and Plural Pronouns
  4. 4. Name: Date: Period: G9-12.ECRS.B8-B: Singular and Plural Pronouns (medium) Link to the ECRS: (WC.13B) Revise vague nouns and pronouns that create obvious logic problemsKey Information:Pronouns need to match up with the nouns they replace: Singular nouns need singular pronouns, and pluralnouns need plural pronouns. Fill in the chart from the board. Singular Pronouns Plural PronounsSeems easy enough, right? Be careful, though. Beware The Trickster! What’s wrong here? The person who threw their trash on the ground needs to put it in the garbage can.Just because it doesn’t sound wrong to your ear, though, doesn’t make it right. Learn to recognize thiscommonly asked ACT question. Tip: If you see the word “their” in a test question, immediately look for theplural noun to match it with. If all you can find is a singular noun, the “their” is probably wrong and should bereplaced.Your NotesThe Basics:Match the word or group of words on the left with the correct singular or plural pronoun on the right. (Note:Some pronouns may be used more than once.) ____ 1. Danny and I A. he ____ 2. Oprah Winfrey B. she ____ 3. the car C. we ____ 4. Ms. Simpson D. they ____ 5. E.J. and Silvia E. it ____ 6. the keys ____ 7. my friends ____ 8. Jack ____ 9. the pizza G9-12.ECRS.B8-B Singular and Plural Pronouns
  5. 5. Practice:If the bolded pronoun in the sentences below needs corrected, cross it out and write in the correct pronoun (andverb, if necessary). If the sentence is already correct, clearly write a “C” next to it. Example: he has A fearless runner is a better racer because they have no fear of falling.10. A person who eats too many jawbreakers risks loosening their fillings.11. The prom committee did not care that their choice of music made everyone angry.12. The new and improved soap uses their special powers to clean the red sauce and grape juice.13. The computer and cell phone were broken last week, so we better fix it when we get paid.14. A person should insure her valuables.Writing Connection:Write the correct pronoun for the underlined word(s) in the blank and then complete the sentence. Example: Humpty Dumpty may be in a thousand pieces, but __he__ still is a good-looking egg.15. Jack and Jill fetched some water, but __________16. Little Bo Peep and her sheep are checking the lost and found, so __________17. Jack and his candlestick won the jumping contest, and __________18. The spider is tired of going after Little Miss Muffet, so ___________How This Looks on the EPAS:Certain words and/or phrases below are underlined and numbered. In the right-hand column, you will find alternatives for theunderlined part. Choose the alternative that best expresses the idea and makes the statement appropriate for standard writtenEnglish. If the original version is best, choose “NO CHANGE.”A painter needs to have passion for their work, 19. A. NO CHANGE 19 B. itsbut some painters have what might be called too C. it’smuch passion. Vincent Van Gogh, for example, D. hiswas an artist who once cut off part of his own ear.Thankfully, most other painters don’t take their 20. A. NO CHANGE 20 B. itspassion that far. C. they’re D. hisWhat’s the Rule?Plural nouns need to be replaced by ________________ pronouns, and singular nouns need to be replaced by________________ nouns. If you see the word “their” in a question on a test, start looking for the ________________noun to match it with. If you only find a singular noun, you need to ________________ the pronoun. G9-12.ECRS.B8-B Singular and Plural Pronouns
  6. 6. Name: Date: Period: G9-12.ECRS.B8-B: Singular and Plural Pronouns (high) Link to the ECRS: (WC.13B) Revise vague nouns and pronouns that create obvious logic problemsKey Information:Pronouns need to match up with the nouns they replace: Singular nouns need singular pronouns, and pluralnouns need plural pronouns. Fill in the chart from the board. Singular Pronouns Plural PronounsSeems easy enough, right? Be careful, though. Beware The Trickster! What’s wrong here? The person who threw their trash on the ground needs to put it in the garbage can.Just because it doesn’t sound wrong to your ear, though, doesn’t make it right. Learn to recognize thiscommonly asked ACT question. Tip: If you see the word “their” in a test question, immediately look for theplural noun to match it with. If all you can find is a singular noun, the “their” is probably wrong and should bereplaced.Your NotesThe Basics:Match the word or group of words on the left with the correct singular or plural pronoun on the right. (Note:Some pronouns may be used more than once.) ____ 1. Danny and I A. he ____ 2. Oprah Winfrey B. she ____ 3. the car C. we ____ 4. Ms. Simpson D. they ____ 5. E.J. and Silvia E. it ____ 6. the keys ____ 7. my friends ____ 8. Jack ____ 9. the pizza G9-12.ECRS.B8-B Singular and Plural Pronouns
  7. 7. The Basics:If the bolded pronoun in the sentences below needs corrected, cross it out and write in the correct pronoun (andverb, if necessary). If the sentence is already correct, clearly write a “C” next to it. Example: he has A fearless runner is a better racer because they have no fear of falling.10. A person who eats too many jawbreakers risks loosening their fillings.11. The prom committee did not care that their choice of music made everyone angry.12. The new and improved soap uses their special powers to clean the red sauce and grape juice.13. The computer and cell phone were broken last week, so we better fix it when we get paid.14. A person should insure her valuables.Writing Connection:Underline a noun or group of nouns and then write the correct pronoun for the word(s) you underlined in the blank andthen complete the sentence. Make sure your sentence is not vague! Example: Humpty Dumpty may be in a thousand pieces, but __he__ still is a good-looking egg.15. Jack and Jill fetched some water, but __________16. Little Bo Peep and her sheep are checking the lost and found, so __________17. Jack and his candlestick won the jumping contest, and __________18. The spider is tired of going after Little Miss Muffet, so ___________How This Looks on the EPAS:Certain words and/or phrases below are underlined and numbered. In the right-hand column, you will find alternatives for theunderlined part. Choose the alternative that best expresses the idea and makes the statement appropriate for standard writtenEnglish. If the original version is best, choose “NO CHANGE.”A painter needs to have passion for their work, 19. A. NO CHANGE 19 B. itsbut some painters have what might be called too C. it’smuch passion. Vincent Van Gogh, for example, D. hiswas an artist who once cut off part of his own ear.Thankfully, most other painters don’t take their 20. A. NO CHANGE 20 B. itspassion that far. C. they’re D. hisWhat’s the Rule?Plural nouns need to be replaced by ________________ pronouns, and singular nouns need to be replaced by________________ nouns. If you see the word “their” in a question on a test, start looking for the ________________noun to match it with. If you only find a singular noun, you need to ________________ the pronoun. G9-12.ECRS.B8-B Singular and Plural Pronouns
  8. 8. Name: Date: Period: G9-12.ECRS.B8-B: Singular and Plural Pronouns (low) KEY Link to the ECRS: (WC.13B) Revise vague nouns and pronouns that create obvious logic problemsThe Basics: __C_ 1. Danny and I A. he __ B _ 2. Oprah Winfrey B. she __ E _ 3. the car C. we __ B _ 4. Ms. Simpson D. they __ D _ 5. E.J. and Silvia E. it __ D _ 6. the keys __ D _ 7. my friends __ A _ 8. Jack __E_ 9. the pizzaPractice:10. A person who eats too many jawbreakers risks loosening his/her fillings.11. The prom committee did not care that its choice of music made everyone angry.12. The new and improved soap uses its special powers to clean the red sauce and grape juice.13. The computer and cell phone were broken last week, so we better fix them when we get paid.14. A person should insure her valuables. CWriting Connection:15. Jack and Jill fetched some water, but _they_____ forgot to get their sandwiches.16. Little Bo Peep is checking the lost and found, so ___ she ____ should find her sheep.17. Jack and his candlestick won the jumping contest, and _ they _____ celebrated with ice cream.18. The spider is tired of going after Little Miss Muffet, so _ it _ now attacks Mother Goose instead.How This Looks on the EPAS: 19. D 20. AWhat’s the Rule?Plural nouns need to be replaced by ___plural____ pronouns, and singular nouns need to be replaced by ____singular__nouns. If you see the word “their” in a question on a test, start looking for the ___plural___ noun to match it with. If youonly find a singular noun, you need to __change_ the pronoun. G9-12.ECRS.B8-B Singular and Plural Pronouns
  9. 9. Name: Date: Period: G9-12.ECRS.B8-B: Singular and Plural Pronouns (med) KEY Link to the ECRS: (WC.13B) Revise vague nouns and pronouns that create obvious logic problemsThe Basics: __C_ 1. Danny and I A. he __ B _ 2. Oprah Winfrey B. she __ E _ 3. the car C. we __ B _ 4. Ms. Simpson D. they __ D _ 5. E.J. and Silvia E. it __ D _ 6. the keys __ D _ 7. my friends __ A _ 8. Jack __E_ 9. the pizzaPractice:10. A person who eats too many jawbreakers risks loosening his/her fillings.11. The prom committee did not care that its choice of music made everyone angry.12. The new and improved soap uses its special powers to clean the red sauce and grape juice.13. The computer and cell phone were broken last week, so we better fix them when we get paid.14. A person should insure her valuables. CWriting Connection:15. Jack and Jill fetched some water, but _they_____ forgot to get their sandwiches.16. Little Bo Peep is checking the lost and found, so ___ she ____ should find her sheep.17. Jack and his candlestick won the jumping contest, and _ they _____ celebrated with ice cream.18. The spider is tired of going after Little Miss Muffet, so _ it _ now attacks Mother Goose instead.How This Looks on the EPAS: 19. D 20. AWhat’s the Rule?Plural nouns need to be replaced by ___plural____ pronouns, and singular nouns need to be replaced by ____singular__nouns. If you see the word “their” in a question on a test, start looking for the ___plural___ noun to match it with. If youonly find a singular noun, you need to __change_ the pronoun. G9-12.ECRS.B8-B Singular and Plural Pronouns
  10. 10. Name: Date: Period: G9-12.ECRS.B8-B: Singular and Plural Pronouns (high) KEY Link to the ECRS: (WC.13B) Revise vague nouns and pronouns that create obvious logic problemsThe Basics: __C_ 1. Danny and I A. he __ B _ 2. Oprah Winfrey B. she __ E _ 3. the car C. we __ B _ 4. Ms. Simpson D. they __ D _ 5. E.J. and Silvia E. it __ D _ 6. the keys __ D _ 7. my friends __ A _ 8. Jack __E_ 9. the pizzaPractice:10. A person who eats too many jawbreakers risks loosening his/her fillings.11. The prom committee did not care that its choice of music made everyone angry.12. The new and improved soap uses its special powers to clean the red sauce and grape juice.13. The computer and cell phone were broken last week, so we better fix them when we get paid.14. A person should insure her valuables. CWriting Connection:15. Jack and Jill fetched some water, but _they_____ forgot to get their sandwiches.16. Little Bo Peep is checking the lost and found, so ___ she ____ should find her sheep.17. Jack and his candlestick won the jumping contest, and _ they _____ celebrated with ice cream.18. The spider is tired of going after Little Miss Muffet, so _ it _ now attacks Mother Goose instead.How This Looks on the EPAS: 19. D 20. AWhat’s the Rule?Plural nouns need to be replaced by ___plural____ pronouns, and singular nouns need to be replaced by ____singular__nouns. If you see the word “their” in a question on a test, start looking for the ___plural___ noun to match it with. If youonly find a singular noun, you need to __change_ the pronoun. G9-12.ECRS.B8-B Singular and Plural Pronouns
  11. 11. G9-12.ECRS.B8-BSingular and Plural Pronouns

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