Rapping about Pronouns — in Eighth Grade English Class for Gifted Children

From a correspondent in the Houston area:

The class: 8th grade English for gifted/talented kids. The assignment: memorize a rap about pronouns (it isn’t even a good rap, by the way). Here’s the rap:

This is a rap,
all about pronouns.
If you don’t learn it,
your grades are gonna go down.

Chorus:
Sit down learn it,
you don’t need a permit.
Memorize it, do it now:
Pronouns take the place of nouns.

The SUBJECT list—
It’s nothing new:
I, YOU, HE, SHE,
IT, WE, THEY, and WHO.

Chorus.

The OBJECT list—
It’s next we assume:
ME, YOU, HIM, HER,
IT, US, THEM, and WHOM.

Chorus.

POSSESSIVE pronouns—
The last of the list:
MY, MINE, YOUR, YOURS,
HIS, HERS, and ITS.
Wait! Still more to use:
OUR, OURS, THEIR, THEIRS,
Last but not least—WHOSE.

Chorus one last time.

My son is protesting to me that he has known about pronouns since, oh, the third grade or so. I can’t even imagine what the regular, non-gifted English class is doing. Kindergarten-level work, perhaps?

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