Our Relative Pronouns and Adverbs Lesson Plan introduces the new concepts of relative pronouns and adverbs in a highly digestible way with examples and tips. Pairing this lesson with lots of practice is key for student mastery. By simplifying activities or using an interactive format, like a board game, you can make understanding this lesson easier for younger students.
Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction
- Before you begin a discussion about relative pronouns and adverbs, a bit of review should be done about pronouns and adverbs. Children should also have an understanding of relative clauses.
- Begin this lesson by asking students questions such as “what do you like to do?” and writing the answers on the board. You can also make observations and write those on the board. Examples could be “Mary is wearing a pink shirt,” or “Joe is sitting next to Tim.” These will be used later for building sentences in our lesson.
- With the students, discuss their relatives and explain the reason for the title is that they are related to you. Talk about the title ‘relative’ as it relates to pronouns, adverbs and clauses.
- Hand out the lesson pages. Begin a discussion about relative pronouns by writing each one on the board and explaining it briefly. Discuss the tests for each word.
- Go back to the original sentences. As a class, use them to create a sentence with a relative pronoun. For example, the earlier sentence can now say “Mary is the girl who is wearing a pink shirt.” Use the tests on these sentences.
- Do the activity in pairs.
- Start discussion about relative adverbs by writing each on the board. Review the rules of ‘relative’ words in a sentence. Also discuss the tests for these.
- Go back to the original sentences about the students and as a group use them to create sentences with relative adverbs.
- Play an object guessing game between students or between you and your student where three clues about the object must be presented in statements with a relative pronoun or adverb. You can keep score if you would like by counting how many questions it takes to find the answer.
- Hand out and complete practice sheet.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-literacy.L.4.1a, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.1f, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.1d, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1
Class Sessions (45 minutes): At least 2 class sessions.
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