Grade Levels: 3-5, 6-8

In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-8, students explore BrainPOP resources to learn the difference between first-person pronouns.  Then they apply what they learn to play a game where they craft sentences using the first-person pronouns, and complete sentences created by classmates.  


Lesson Plan Common Core State Standards Alignments

Students will:

  1. Share what they know about the first-person pronouns.
  2. Watch a movie about first-person pronouns and complete a graphic organizer identifying grammar rules.
  3. Complete an activity identifying first-person pronouns.
  4. Create a first-person pronoun game to play with classmates.



  • Preview the movie I Vs. Me to plan for any adaptations.
  • Make copies of the Worksheet.
  • Make copies of the Star Diagram Graphic Organizer (if limited computer access).  
  • Lesson Procedure:

    1. Ask a volunteer to think of a sentence that uses the pronoun I. Write the sentence on the whiteboard. Tell the class that I is a first-person pronoun. Explain that we use first-person pronouns to talk or write about ourselves. Tell them that the other first-person pronouns include me, we, and us as you write them on the whiteboard. Ask another volunteer to think of a sentence using the pronoun me. Write it below the I sentence. Ask students how they think I and me differ? If no knows, explain that I is the subject -- it does the action, while me is the object -- it receives the action. Then ask volunteers to come up with sentences using each pronoun.
    2. Show the movie  I Vs. Me  on an interactive whiteboard or other large display for the whole class once through without pausing.
    3. Pair students and have them watch the movie again as they complete the Star Diagram Graphic Organizer online. Or, you can distribute the graphic organizer for students to complete offline. Instruct partners to pause the movie as the type or write the grammatical rules for each of the four first-person pronouns.
    4. Next, distribute the the I Vs. Me Worksheet for students to complete independently.
    5. Now invite students to write four sentences using the four first person-pronouns, but tell them to leave a blank space where the pronoun should go. Have them exchange their sentences with a partner to complete the sentences with the correct pronoun.

    Extension Activities:

    Invite students to stand in a circle. Throw a small bean bag or ball to a student and say a first-person pronoun aloud. The student who catches it has 10 seconds to use the word in a sentence. Then that student throws the bean bag or ball to another student while saying aloud a different or the same first-person pronoun, and so on. If students can think of a sentence, they're out and the person who threw, throws to another student.