Wednesday, February 29, 2012

"It" has feelings, too!

I know we all love our pets, and treat them like people, but in the pronoun world, it's totally acceptable for an animal to be an 'It', especially if the animal is not your very own pet and you don't know if it's a boy or a girl.  Sorry cat and dog lovers of the world!  I'm not a cruel person, and in my house, my cat is a 'she'.  Once your child masters 'it', then you can take pronoun use a step further, and explain that the animals you know and love are also 'he' and 'she'.  English is hard sometimes!

pages from the book

icons---two per page, a pronoun and a feeling
It is happy too!
So, for the lesson here, I found a book, again, on Tarheel Reader. I downloaded it as powerpoint, and then developed icons to go with it.  I also added a page at the end with a set of choices for the children to tell how they were feeling.  I like this book because it has two concepts to work on---pronouns and feelings.  As an extra, you can also talk about the animal pictures.  Some are quite good! 

Click HERE to download the book.

Click HERE to download the book icons.

I blogged previously about another pronouns book with HE, SHE, and THEY.  Go here to see that!

Remember the quote:  It's a bird!  It's a plane!  It's Superman!  

Pronouns are everywhere!  Pronouns are not always consistent in English!  Since when is Superman an 'It'?



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