To begin with, pronouns are words used in the position of a noun in a sentence. There are several types of pronouns which can be confusing for your child.
The different types of pronoun in English grammar are personal pronoun, possessive pronoun, objective pronoun, relative pronoun and reflexive pronoun.
Example of Pronoun: I, he, she, we etc.
Here are the top 10 ways to learn pronouns and its types effectively:
- Simple sentences
Begin teaching pronouns by explaining the use of pronouns with simple examples. Write simple sentences on a blackboard or whiteboard with proper names of people or objects. Next to those sentences, write sentences with pronouns instead of the proper names.
Mary is a good girl. She is a good girl.
- Use grammar learning videos
Let your child watch videos to understand the different types of pronouns. For assessment and guidance, give worksheets such as English worksheets for nursery or other grades that carry enjoyable pronoun exercises.
- Relative pronouns with worksheets
Your child can learn relative pronouns such as ‘that’, ‘whose’, ‘whom’, ‘who’ and ‘which’ effectively through worksheets. Online you can find a variety of downloadable worksheets like Class 1 English Grammar worksheets and English worksheets for Kindergarten.
- Find the pronouns
Give a list of different types of pronouns to your child. Then, give a list of sentences with nouns. Let your child find the noun in each sentence and replace it with a suitable pronoun.
- Did you hear a pronoun?
Introduce your child to a type of pronoun each day. Ask your child to come back to you with all the sentences where that type of pronoun was used during the day.
If you don’t speak English at home, let your child watch an English video or movie and identify pronouns in the sentences used by speakers.
- Pronoun Reference Board
Create a display board at home showing all the pronouns for quick reference.
Ask your child to note down all the sentences with pronouns in a book or short story.
- Quick Question
While practicing pronouns that are already taught to your child, ask quick questions. The activity involves providing your child with a random pronoun. Let your child think and come up with a sentence for that type of pronoun.
Use relevant picture references of people pointing at other people or objects. Let your child come up with sentences using pronouns to explain the picture.
- Pronouns in a Newspaper
Give a newspaper article to your child. Ask to circle all the pronouns in the paragraph. Discuss the findings later.