Aboard, about, above, across... remember having to memorize all those prepositions? gone are the days of memorizing all of the prepositions. The days of having manageable ways to understand prepositions, what they are and how to use them appropriately are here now.
The following lesson plan, handouts and overhead are COMMON CORE ALIGNED and use John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men.
This is a nine page Microsoft Word doc. It is a three page lesson plan and a six page overhead / handout. (You can use the six pages as an overhead if you have an elmo or a projector, you can use the six pages as a handout, or you can do both.) The lesson plan is incredibly detailed. It contains expected student responses to the do-now, the rationale behind the do-now, the common core alignment and standard, mini-lesson, definitions, pivotal questions, examples, group-work, summation, etc. It even has a reading log prompt if you want the students to do some additional reading and practice on their own. It is print ready and perfect in case you use this lesson during an observation or if you simply want to make sure you have the best, most detailed lesson plan you can have.
The overhead / handout is very student friendly. It contains space and graphic organizers for answers, responses, and student work. If you have a differentiated classroom this will work perfectly for you.
This specific lesson teaches the students what prepositions are, the reasons they are used, and how to use them appropriately. This lesson draws from, and uses examples from, chapter 5 of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men.
I have additional Of Mice and Men lessons, most of which center around grammar, sentence structure, subject-verb agreement, pronouns, and language use, so if you feel this lesson is a success, please feel free to check out my other lessons.