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What is a preposition? You can't possibly understand prepositional phrases without first learning prepositions. Start by reading the informative paragraph at the top of the page. An example is also included. This is a great introduction to prepositional phrases after one has mastered the part of speech.
Introduce common prepositions to your middle schoolers. The top half of the first sheet describes a preposition, lists common prepositions, and displays the object of a preposition in an example sentence. After reading the information page, help your class identify the preposition and object of the preposition in each of 20 sentences.
When most children learn about prepositions, they are provided with a visual to show them the concepts of on, in, near, and beside. For learners with visual impairments, concepts need to be constructed in a very concrete way. A stuffed animal and a basket are used to convey each of the common prepositions. The children feel the position of the animal in relation to the basket and move it to a new position based on teacher's directions.
Where and when should you use prepositions? A handy worksheet provides examples and instructions about prepositions and prepositional phrases, as well as eight practice sentences. Learners underline the prepositional phrases and circle the prepositions. The worksheet is simple and straightforward, and would be a good part of a grammar lesson.
While the focus is applicable to middle schoolers, high schoolers, and higher education, the slides are text heavy (as they were originally designed for higher education). Learners will review rules for using a preposition and how to use a prepositional phrase before seeing a list of prepositions. Not many examples are included; consider adding some of your own to strengthen the resource.
There are two types of prepositional phrases: adjectival and adverbial. Gather teaching strategies from this resource to give your learners lots of practice and meet Common Core standards! First, review prepositions by providing a sentence for your class and having individuals insert any suitable preposition. Then, build understanding with some of the various activities provided. Great worksheets are included if you click the bear that says "Download the Activity."
Are you about to start a unit on prepositions and prepositional phrases? Provide your young learners with this 10-question quiz to assess their current understanding of the topic. This would be a great pre-assessment to help you plan for your unit, especially when striving to meet Common Core standards.
Crafty sentence builders go beyond the plan old subject and verb construction and add details that make their sentences more exciting. This activity models how to add directional prepositions like beyond and toward to enliven writing. A clear explanation and examples are followed by eight sentences that writers complete by adding directional prepositions. An answer key is provided.
Identifying prepositional phrases is easy with this worksheet! For each of the 15 sentences given, budding grammarians circle the preposition and underline the phrase in which it's used. After every five sentences, they are encouraged to use the answer key to check their work. Great idea, as it's pointless to fill in an entire worksheet if a learner's struggling. Maybe this will help them catch their errors before it's too late!
In this recognizing the French and English translations of prepositions worksheet, 6th graders match the prepositions of place, observe a picture of a bedroom and answer true and false questions rewriting the false to make them true, and fill in the blanks in sentences. Students write 36 answers.
The first two pages of a lesson on prepositional phrases can be a handy reference guide for your middle school learners. After reviewing the definition and examples for these phrases, kids then view a slide show to practice their grammar skills. Useful as a class activity or during a language arts computer lab session.
Identify and use prepositions to describe how objects relate to one another. Each child draws a house and then draws items in, around, on, and under the house to demonstrate different prepositions. Written descriptions accompany their illustrations. They are evaluated by completing a sheet where they underline prepositional phrases in each sentence and circle the prepositions.