Ahh, relative pronouns: who, whom, whose, that, and which. Not the most complex grammar topic to tackle, yet we see so many of our students misuse these (especially whom, that, and which).
Luckily, these errors are rather easy to correct, and this blog post will have everything you need to do just that!
Here are just a few resources that will get your students to master the relative pronouns in no time at all.
1. Kkan Academy Relative Pronoun Module
If you have read any of my other blog posts on various grammar topics, you know my love for Kkan Academy abounds 😂. Sure, you could say I’m slightly obsessed with the platform, but can you blame me?!
As usual, they have a fantastic learning module on relative pronouns, and David breaks it all down to perfection. I love that he draws attention to the common misuses of relative pronouns by differentiating between who and whom as well as that and which.
2. Relative Pronoun Anchor Chart
Who doesn’t love a good anchor chart?!
I know I’m preaching to the choir, but an anchor chart isn’t a pretty poster you spend hours making after school and then hand up in the classroom. That would be a poster. Anchor charts are interactive! You create them WITH your students and then hang them so students can access it at a later date. Okay, PSA over.
Anchor charts don’t have to be pretty or Instagram-worthy. All you need to do is have a general plan of how you will “build” your chart with your students before the creating process. Here’s an anchor chart template you can use to get started with your students.
3. Relative Pronoun Mini-Book
You know I can’t write a grammar blog post without including a free mini-book!
BTW, if you feel like going on a little Easter egg hunt, I have over 15 FREE mini-books covering several topics on my blog. Happy hunting!
I like to think of a mini-book as a pocket-sized anchor chart. They are the perfect reinforcement and recall tool after a formal lesson.
This mini-book comes in two versions: One version is completely filled out, and the second version contains blank spaces where students can take their own notes. Just enter your email address in the form below, and it will immediately be sent to you. If you don’t see it in your inbox, check your spam/promotions folder. To ensure delivery, avoid using a school email address.
4. Relative Pronoun Teaching Unit
For more in-depth instruction, check out this unit on relative pronouns. It includes everything you need to teach, reinforce, and assess this grammar topic, and it’s been adapted for distance learning.