Hey there! Parts of speech are words that define a sentence grammatically. In English, there are eight parts of speech and so far we have covered nouns, adjectives, and verbs through our worksheets. This week we take a look at pronouns. This worksheet aims to educate children about pronouns.
Pronouns are defined as the words that are used in place of nouns. Such words replace nouns in sentences. When we write, we use several nouns such as names of people in sentences. It is not very efficient to keep repeating the name each time we need to refer to that person. Moreover, doing so makes it repetitive, inefficient and takes away from the beauty of the language. Pronouns are used to counter such cases. Depending upon the noun being replaced and its function, pronouns replace the nouns in the sentence. There are a few different types of pronouns. It can be personal, possessive, definite, indefinite, reflexive, and so on. The worksheet brings exercises for first graders to learn about possessive pronouns.
Often when we write we need to show possession in the sentence. For example, we may need to show that a certain thing belongs to certain someone and so on. For that, we use possessive pronouns. Possessive pronouns are pronouns that tell about the possession or ownership of a thing. In other words, possessive pronouns show that something belongs to someone or is used to indicate a relationship of possession in a broad sense. Some possessive pronouns are his, her, their, mine, yours, etc.
The worksheet brings several different exercises to understand such pronouns. It consists of five sheets that contain three different exercises based on possessive pronouns. In the first three sheets, first graders are asked to read the sentences and circle the possessive pronouns in them and write them in the space provided.
Once students are able to identify some commonly used possessive pronouns, they have another task at hand. In the fourth and fifth sheets of the worksheet, students are required to choose the correct possessive pronouns and color the box adjacent to it pink.
The final sheet is regarding possessive adjectives. These are words that come before nouns and define them. In the following questions, first graders are to read the sentences carefully and circle the possessive adjective and underline the possessive pronouns as shown in the solved example.
It is essential for one to learn the eight parts of speech to have a command over the language of English. Download the worksheet to teach kids about possessive pronouns. Get started now!