Object pronouns lesson plan!

Last week I taught my first true beginner (a seven year old from Germany) our subject pronouns lesson plan. The lesson went extremely well, so I decided to forge on with the next logical step, object pronouns! We didn’t have a lesson in our library so I decided to craft one.

Pronouns are an important grammar concept to instil at a very early stage. They are a critical learning block for building basic sentences. I like to teach them just before, or in connection with, the verb to be. We have split our pronouns lesson plans into two parts (N1.1-Subject Pronouns and N2.1-Object Pronouns), yet they are meant to be taught together. Today I’ll focus on our object pronouns lesson plan.
You can find N2.1-Object Pronouns here. If you don’t yet have an account for Off2Class, you can set one up here.

Here are some tips for using our Object Pronouns lesson plan!

We begin with a quick review of the subject pronouns to make sure your student is ready to move on. This is a great opportunity to assess whether you should go back to N1.1.-Subject Pronouns for a little review:
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Then we begin to introduce the object pronouns. At this stage it’s important to highlight that the object pronouns come after the verb. You can then start to accustom your student to each object pronoun. We introduce each object pronoun one-by-one:
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As you proceed through the object pronouns, your student may wonder why some of the pronouns are the same as both subjects and objects (you and you). Don’t try to answer this question! At the beginner stage it may cause more confusion than it’s worth! Just focus on the point that object pronouns come after the verb and subject pronouns come before.
Our lesson then begins to reinforce the concepts through gapfills and sentence correction exercises. As always, the pronoun it can cause some confusion (especially when related to pets!).
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At the end of the lesson we make an introduction to the concept of object pronouns + prepositions. If your student has had enough grammar for the day, feel free to switch gears to something lighter (our letters and sounds category is always a great tool to increase a beginner’s energy after some tough grammar!). But, if your student is still energized, this is a great time to make an introduction to prepositions:
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We hope that you get as much use out of our object pronouns lesson plan as we have in the last couple weeks. As always, we love to hear from teachers that have tried out our content!


  • Walter says:

    April 9, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    Great plan. At the end of the class can you give an idea of a meaningful exercise for students to use object pronouns in speech?

    • Kris Jagasia says:

      April 10, 2016 at 6:51 am

      Thanks Walter! Yes, absolutely. Any ideas on what that freer exercise should look like? Some prompts?

    • Carrie says:

      March 20, 2024 at 12:28 am

      I like this lesson and for freer practice, I would have the learners use subject pronouns to describe either their best friend or their sibling. Example: My best friend is Jake. He is tall, athletic and funny.

      Then use object pronouns to talk about activities they have done with their best friend or sibling. They could use photos from their phone or bring in photos to show them doing activities together.
      Example: Depending on which verb tense you are focusing on. Present simple: I usually play tennis with him on Fridays.
      Past: I went on vacation with him.
      Present perfect: I have gone scuba diving with him.

  • Dean says:

    August 1, 2016 at 10:49 am

    Perfect. Thank you so much! Omg, I was wondering what woukd be the best way to teach this (I’m a new teacher on the tefl journey). This will help me a lot. Thank you

    • Kris Jagasia says:

      August 1, 2016 at 12:11 pm

      Cheers Dean, glad you found us!

  • Dean says:

    August 1, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Would (just correcting my typo)

  • jym says:

    February 22, 2017 at 10:25 am

    It helps me a lot.
    Thank you….

  • fateme says:

    April 28, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    thanks very much ….that was helpful

    • Chris says:

      April 30, 2019 at 12:24 pm

      Glad you found it helpful!!

  • Jasmin says:

    October 22, 2019 at 11:57 am

    Thats the best and easiest way that ive ever seen ! Tnx :*

    • Chris says:

      October 25, 2019 at 10:08 am

      You’re welcome!

  • Chetta Rella says:

    January 28, 2020 at 3:23 pm

    Good Evening, thank you the lesson plan is very easy to follow and to teach to my students.

    • Chris says:

      February 4, 2020 at 1:01 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it!

  • fateme says:

    June 26, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    you are the best! thanks a heap😍

    • Chris says:

      June 29, 2020 at 12:15 am

      you’re welcome!

  • Sofia says:

    September 24, 2021 at 4:53 pm

    Great! Thanks

    • Chris says:

      September 24, 2021 at 7:18 pm

      Hope you enjoy it!

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