Singular They, Grades 8-12
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"Singular they" is gaining attention in the media and writing and teaching circles for its inclusive nature as the English language’s singular pronouns only work as a binary of he/she. In some teaching circles, there is an idea that writers should start using the “singular they” to ensure everyone’s identity be reflected in language. Can current grammar rules shift as language evolves and adapts?

  • Discusses the arguments for and against the use of the "singular they"
  • Examine the seemingly grammatical misuse of they
  • Consider previous attempts to change pronouns to represent all people

Subjects: Social Studies
Grades: 8-12
Type: Lesson Plan
Format: Digital Download