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Here is a no-prep, everything you need bundle to teach students about prepositions and prepositional phrases. When teaching grammar, I teach the prepositional phrases first because once students “get them out of the way” it’s much easier to find the subject and verb. The lesson also includes an introduction to infinitive phrases. We treat these phrases the same as prepositional phrases, as they will usually not be the main subject or verb in the sentence.
This unit was made for my 8th grade students and has a spooky theme, but is fun any time of year. (It does have vampires and scary scenes, so maybe not appropriate for younger kids!) Here’s what you get:
• Teacher lesson plan overview and suggestions.
• Start by teaching your students a version of the Preposition Song. The one included here is only one version of several I’ve seen. I did not write this, and do not know where it originated. My students love to hate this song. Years later they come back saying they can’t forget it no matter how hard they try! I remind them that a prepositional phrase will always start with one of these words.
• A simple art project that asks students to compose and illustrate a sentence using 15 prepositional phrases. Look at the preview to see several student examples.
• A 58 slide presentation that introduces prepositions and their use. It is complete with lots of examples and includes the first 10 practice sentences on the included worksheets.
• Student worksheets that include practice sentences that ask students to identify over 100 phrases. Teacher answer keys are included.
• A set of 40 task cards for student practice. This includes the answer sheet for students and the teacher answer key.
• An 82 slide presentation that includes the 40 task cards and their answers. This presentation can be used to correct student answers and for whole group practice, review and quiz game as described below.
• Whole group practice with a quiz style game. Have students work alone or in groups with white boards. Show the first slide and have students display their answers on their white boards. The next slide shows the correct answer.
• Finally, there is a short quiz to see if students have attained mastery. Answer key is included.
This has proved to be a fun lesson for my students. When we finish, we’ will go on to identify the main subject and verb of each sentence using the same worksheet. See (Coming Soon)Grammar Lesson 2: Subjects and Verbs.