My Christmas break project was to find a better way to teach the concept of pronouns to my younger students. It's such a hard concept for them to understand with the Pronoun Parade cards and using pictures from books (even though I love those strategies for my older groups.) My solution was to use the sales catalogs I have stock piled since Thanksgiving for therapy activities to make pronoun books.
Here's what the finished product looks like....(7 hours later)
|This is the second of my pronoun books. The first one is for he, she, and they.|
|I tell what each word is used for twice with a single image. Then, I let them look at two pages with single images and examples of sentences they could say. The next step is for them to make up sentences on their own.|
|Walmart, Target, and ToysRUs had the best ads. I also used pictures from Belk, JC Penny, and Kmart.|
|The key to the book is to have just enough pictures on each page to avoid sensory overload.|
15 sheet protectors (you can do more or less)
Basic copier paper or construction paper.
Lots of sales ads (I had a month's worth)
Lots of free time