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Passport to Pronouns

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Passport to Pronouns

  1. 1. Passport to Pronouns A WebQuest Adventure Created by: Professor Jessica Moses For Strayer University, 2014
  2. 2. Your Mission Knowledge! Define Challenge Explore Discover
  3. 3. Define • Go to the link below to learn all about pronouns; then, come back here to test your knowledge and proceed with your journey. Click here to define (Berry & Brizee, 2014)
  4. 4. Define: Test your Knowledge • Pronouns are words that take the place of what in a sentence? A. Verbs B. Nouns C. Adjectives D. Conjunctions
  5. 5. Sorry, that’s not right • That’s not right, but let’s review: – Pronouns are words that take the place of a noun in a sentence. See the examples below: – Sally took her backpack to school with her. • In this sentence, the pronoun “her” takes the place of “Sally.” – Chris and I went to the mall; we bought new shoes. • In this sentence, “we” takes the place of “Chris and I.” • Click here to continue your journey.
  6. 6. You got it! • That’s right! Pronouns take the place of nouns in a sentence. • Click here to continue your journey!
  7. 7. Discover • Click on the link below to discover how to use pronouns appropriately. Click here to discover (Driscoll & Brizee, 2014) • Then, continue your journey by answering the question on the next slide.
  8. 8. Discover: Test your Knowledge • Which is not a good solution for avoiding gender bias with pronoun use? A. Replacing the masculine pronoun with one, you, or he or she B. Repeating names over and over to avoid using pronouns at all C. Rewording the sentence D. Recasting into the plural E. Alternating between male and female expressions
  9. 9. Sorry, that’s not right • That’s not right, but let’s review. • Here are the solutions for avoiding gender bias: – Recasting into the plural – Rewording to eliminate gender bias – Replacing the masculine pronoun with one, you, or he or she – Alternating between male and female expressions • Click here to continue your journey.
  10. 10. You got it! • That’s right. • Pronouns are meant to replace nouns and help the reader avoid repetition; therefore, it is important for writers to understand how to use pronouns properly rather than trying to avoid them. • Click here to continue your journey.
  11. 11. Explore • Watch this video to explore more about pronouns: • If the YouTube video does not show up automatically, click on the link below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu1ciVFbecw (US Chronicle, 2012) Click here to continue
  12. 12. Explore • Watch these videos to explore more about pronouns: • If the YouTube videos do not show up automatically, click on the links below: • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfGEJJ9g1tI • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39xgNzxK7jg (PBS, 2011) (Gonzalez, 2008) Click here to continue
  13. 13. Explore: Test your Knowledge • On a separate piece of paper, write down three things you learned about pronouns from watching the videos. • After you have taken some notes, move on to the challenge part of your adventure.
  14. 14. Challenge • Go to the links below to challenge yourself • Challenge 1 • Challenge 2 • Challenge 3 (Simmons, 2014) Click here to continue
  15. 15. You found the treasure! • In your educational journey, knowledge is the ultimate treasure. • Show all the knowledge you have gained by taking this week’s Grammar Boot Camp quiz over pronouns!
  16. 16. References • Berry, C., & Brizee, A. (2014). Purdue OWL: Pronouns. Retrieved from https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/595/01/ • Driscoll, D. L., & Brizee, A. (2014). Purdue OWL: Using Appropriate Language. Retrieved from https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/608/06/ • Gonzalez, M. (2008, October 17). English Lesson - Pronouns [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39xgNzxK7jg • PBS. (2011, November 11). Pronouns | PBS KIDS [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfGEJJ9g1tI • Simmons, R. L. (2014). Grammar Bytes! Grammar Instruction with Attitude. Retrieved from http://www.chompchomp.com/menu.htm • US Chronicle. (2012, October 13). Pronoun SchoolHouse Rock [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu1ciVFbecw

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