Lesson Plan Title : Is It Who or Whom?

Age Range: Grade 9 through grade 12 (High School Level)

Overview and Purpose : In this lesson, the students become the teachers. They work together in small groups to find ways to help others remember when to use 'who' and 'whom'.

Objective: The student will be able to explain to other students when they should use 'who' and when they should use 'whom' in their writing.


Internet access for each group of students


Remembering when to use 'who' and 'whom' in a sentence can be difficult. Divide the class into groups of three. Have them work together to create a way that makes it easier to remember which word to use. Suggestions can include a rap, a skit, or a Power Point presentation. Encourage the students to be creative. Have each group teach the rest of the class the method they developed.


This lesson can also be done individually. Have each student create a mnemonic tool that they can use to help them remember.