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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.
Playing with Prepositions of Place
Transform the way you teach prepositions of place with Harry the Hiker, the age-friendly, easy-to-understand model.
The Writing Center: Prepositions
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.
Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases
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.
Prepositional Relationship Dance
Students learn the meaning of prepositions through movement. In this dance lesson, students choreograph a piece showing that they understand the meaning of various prepositions.
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.
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.
Students develop an understanding of prepositions through guided discussion and practice. In this lesson about prepositions, students define prepositions and look at examples. The teachers models different kinds of prepositions, location, relation, and time preposition. Students practice using prepositions through teacher examples and teacher cues.
Add the Prepositions to Complete the Story
What is a preposition? How many can you list? This worksheet has learners fill in the blanks with prepositions listed at the top of the page. Great practice opportunity!
Prepositions Can Show Positions in Space
Answer the questions where and when with this handy prepositions worksheet. Twelve questions contain prepositional phrases for your class to find and label; the first one is completed as an example. The resource includes an answer key on the second page.
Have you ever heard the phrase, "Anywhere a mouse can go?" It is often used to identify a preposition! Provide your class with a list of prepositions, and then have your young grammarians complete the 10 sentences provided.
After reviewing the different purposes of prepostions and many examples, the class can practice using them in sentences. While little direction is provided in the plan, this is a fantastic resource for teachers looking for a simple reference sheet to use when presenting a instructional activity on prepositions.
For this recognizing prepositions in sentences worksheet, students identify prepositions and prepositional phrases, fill in the blanks to complete sentences, choose multiple choice answers, review and assess knowledge. Students write twenty-six answers.
Prepositions are an important part of descriptive writing. Have your fourth graders fill in the blanks with prepositions from a word bank, then write ten sentences with the remaining words. For extra practice, partner your class up and have them describe where their partner is, or where different items in the classroom are located.
Sentence Combination: Prepositional Phrases
Start by defining preposition. The presentation shows a friendly looking pug as he sits on, inside, and beside objects. Then, look at prepositional phrases and how to use them to combine multiple sentences. A short practice opportunity is also provided for your class.
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."
Grammar Quiz: Grade 6, Unit 7: Prepositional Phrases
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.
Sentence Elaboration with Prepositional Phrases
Read a short story, "A Day at the Park" together as a class. Have the class break up into groups to add prepositional phrases to each sentence to make it more elaborate and interesting. Consider having a volunteer from each group read their drafts to show how much variety evolves by adding these components.
In this recognizing prepositions in sentences worksheet, learners observe pictures and identify the sentence that is described in each picture. Students answer 18 multiple choice questions.