1st Course U10: Possessive Adj.& Pers. Pronouns

The unit 10 topic is School, but the characters in Usalearns talk about the people in school – my daughter’s school, her teacher, etc. To supplement the grammar instruction on possessive adjectives in Unit 10 of Usalearns, go to these links below at ego4u.com. While working on pronouns and possessive adjectives, students will also review family vocabulary from unit 9.  If students can navigate the Internet easily, start with the first link called Pronouns. First review the chart and then do the exercises on Personal Pronouns and Possessive adjectives.


For students who may get lost, here are separate links to each exercise:

Personal Pronouns – Subject Form

Possessive Adjectives

Here’s another online practice of possessive adjectives from  Adele’s ESL corner.

Possessive Adjectives 2





1st Course U 10: A Conference with Teacher

The Parent-Teacher Night on USAL when Jengo and Mrs. Park meet their children’s teachers is the culminating lesson of the school unit. A perfect extension activity that can be printed and used during tutor or teacher time is a set of readings and activities about a conference with a teacher on the San Diego Continuing Education CBET Web page.

A Conference with Teacher offers an illustrated story as well as a second version with only text. (beware it is falsely labeled as without words) In addition, there are separate pdf files of comprehension questions, picture vocabulary, matching, cloze and role-play activities. There’s something for the lowest level as well as things for students needing a bit more challenge. Get the printer ready and compile a packet!

A  Conference with Teacher




Reepworld.org offers 2 stories that are a nice extension to what students are learning in this unit.

Sara’s story is middle school student’s story of her new life in a U.S. school.

Sara’s Story

The link to Hanna’s story is posted in Unit 9, but in case you haven’t used it, it would also fit nicely here. In Usalearns, Mrs. Park talks to teachers on Parent Night about her granddaughter’s love of reading. Hanna’s Story is about a grandmother from Ethiopia and how she reads with her young granddaughter.

Hanna’s  Story