Prepositions and prepositional phrases can be a daunting grammar skill for some students to master. Teaching the concept of prepositions can also prove to be a perplexing task for the teacher who wants to create lessons that are less traditional and more “outside the box”. It was with that pursuit in mind, that this grammar activity evolved. It combines an abstract concept (prepositions/prepositional phrases) with a visual perspective of positional words. After some practical tweaking, it has become an extremely successful tool for me when teaching prepositions and prepositional phrases to my students in grades 2 through 6.
This resource is quite flexible in its use. One method of presentation consists of a variety of slides that can be projected onto a whiteboard for whole class viewing. It requires NO modifications for differentiation because of its visual nature, however some slides are more simplistic in details than others.
Assessments for evaluation of mastery can be easily administered orally if necessary, thus eliminating the need for writing for those students who are limited in their recording skills.