Grade Levels: 3-5, 6-8

*Click to open and customize your own copy of the I vs. Me Lesson Plan

This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic I vs. Me and supports the standard of ensuring subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of projects.

Step 1: ACTIVATE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE

Display the following sentences:

My family and me went out for dinner.

My family and I went out for dinner. 

Ask students:

  • Which sentence is correct? How do you know?

Step 2: BUILD KNOWLEDGE

  • Read the description on the I vs. Me topic page.
  • Play the Movie, pausing to check for understanding. 
  • Assign Related Reading. Have students read one of the following articles: “Q&A” or “Etc.” Partner them with someone who read a different article to share what they learned with each other.

Step 3: APPLY and ASSESS 

Assign I vs. Me Quiz, prompting students to apply essential literacy skills while demonstrating what they learned about this topic.

Step 4: DEEPEN and EXTEND

Students express what they learned about I vs. me while practicing essential literacy skills with one or more of the following activities. Differentiate by assigning ones that meet individual student needs.

  • Make-a-Movie: Produce a tutorial explaining how to determine when to use “I” or “me” in different sentences.
  • Make-a-Map: Create a concept map identifying examples of sentences that follow grammatical rules about “I,” “me,” “we,” and “us.”
  • Creative Coding: Code a sorting game where players determine whether or not sentences use the correct first person pronoun. 

More to Explore 

Related BrainPOP Topics: Deepen understanding of conventions of standard English with these topics: Personal Pronouns, Subject-Verb Agreement, and Verbs and Their Objects. .

Teacher Support Resources:

Comments