Need some subjective pronoun worksheets for your third grade or fourth grade student?
This is another one of my favorite English lessons to teach my girls, because as native English speakers, it usually comes naturally.
Just like the subject verb agreement lesson, this is something that they usually already know the answer to.
The term “subject pronoun” may sound like a different language, but once I start reminding them of the terms they already know, like “subject of a sentence” and “pronoun,” things start to roll along nicely.
The below five printable sheets are perfect for helping your child learn the concept, review, or do some independent practice.
I included directions and tips for each sheet so that it can slide easily into your lesson plans.
At the bottom of this post, you will find simple directions to help you download the printable worksheets in pdf format.
What Is A Subjective Pronoun Anyway?
When you start reviewing the concept of pronouns with your child, they may want to call out options like “their,” “him,” and “us.”
Those answers aren’t wrong, but they aren’t the type of pronouns you’ll be wanting to use for this lesson. Below are some examples of different pronouns to review.
It is not an exhaustive list, but includes the basic types that they likely already know. The list ends with the type of pronoun your lesson will be focused on.
A personal pronoun is a pronoun that takes the place of a person.
For example: “She likes to ride her bike” or “He is going to the park today” or “You are awesome!”
Possessive cases are a situation that requires a special type of pronoun.
Here are some examples of possessive pronouns: “Her toy is broken” or “His car is fast.”
Other options might be “our” and “their.”
Singular Pronouns and Plural Pronouns
A singular pronoun is simply a pronoun that takes the place of one person or object. For example: “She bounced the ball.”
In contrast, a plural pronoun takes the place of more than one person or thing. For example: “They are running to the park.”
Subject pronouns are words used to replace nouns and indicate who or what is performing an action in a sentence. In English, the most common subject pronouns are “I,” “you,” “he,” “she,” “it,” “we,” and “they.”
For example, instead of saying “Sarah is going to the store,” you could say, “She is going to the store.” In this sentence, “she” is serving as the subject pronoun and is replacing “Sarah.”
Subject pronouns are important because they help to make sentences shorter and clearer. They also allow us to talk about the same person or thing multiple times without having to repeat their name over and over again.
Check Out Your Printable Subjective Pronouns Worksheets!
In this first worksheet with gap-fill sentences, there is a thought bubble in the corner of the paper to give the student a little hint as to the pronouns they have to pick from.
Have the child read the simple sentences and write in the correct pronoun for each one.
If the student is confused or overwhelmed, go through the sentence together and find the antecedent. Then discuss what the appropriate pronoun would be for that particular pronoun.
This worksheet helps your student to quickly identify what pronoun would replace these nouns – without the context of a sentence.
For extra work, have your child give you a verbal sentence using the pronoun they write down.
Using the first pronoun, they could say, “Mother loves to run. She loves to run.”
This printable is another fill-in-the-blank option, but without the help of the subject pronouns printed on the sheet.
Have the child go through each of the sentences and fill in the missing words with the correct words.
This worksheet asks the child to rewrite sentences, replacing the subject with the corresponding subject pronoun.
To help the student, the subject of the setence is already in bold for them.
You may point out that the pronouns are not always clear.
For example, #2 is about Dr. Smith, but the sentence doesn’t tell us if the doctor is a man or a woman. He or she would be appropriate for that one.
A little bit less writing for this last worksheet.
Students just have to look at each picture and determine the correct subject pronoun.
Students should be quickly grasping the concept at this point. You could have them again give you some oral sentences using the pronoun and the image it’s connected with.
Whether it’s to supplement your homeschool curriculum or an addition to your classroom lesson plans, I really hope that you get some good use out of these worksheets!
If you are in the market for more free resources, be sure to check out the image link below for subject-verb agreement sheets.
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