- Very long strips of paper
- Black and red pens
- All of the symbols known and the pronoun symbols
- Similar objects from the environment
- Impressionistic charts of the Verb Family
- The directress writes a long command, which consists of several actions on one object, i.e. Go to a friend, get a pencil, bring the pencil to your place, put the pencil on the table.
- The child reads the command aloud and executes it.
- Afterward the symbols are all placed above the words.
- The directress reads the command aloud, this time emphasizing the repetition of the object noun.
- The child is asked to observe the awkward way that the command was written.
- The child or the directress may suggest an improved version using the pronoun it.
- This version is written on a long strip with the pronoun written in red.
- The second one sounds better.
- The child then places symbols on the words he can identify in the second command.
- The child reads the second command again noticing it, and noticing that it replaces the pencil.
- This word is a pronoun.
- Recall the other pronouns.
- The symbol for pronoun is a tall purple pyramid, (the figure is presented).
- It resembles the noun symbol, because it takes the place of the noun.
- The purple is an expression of rage - because it wants to take the noun's place.
- Etymology....(pronoun: pro - from Latin meaning instead, thus we use the pronoun "instead of the noun."
- Give the child two dimensional symbol to place over the pronouns on the second strip.
- Tear the strip into several parts, and invite the child to rearrange the words so that it will still make logical sense.
- She will see that the pronoun (as an object) must follow closely behind the verb.
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