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Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases Activities: Complete Grammar Unit

Grade Levels
6th - 9th
Formats Included
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29 slides, 20 task cards, 30 pages
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Looking for materials to introduce or review prepositions or prepositional phrases with older students? This unit is designed to reinforce previous instruction, activate prior knowledge, and engage students in brain-based learning approaches.

Through minilessons, grammar in context, social activities, and creative notetaking approaches, middle and high school students can learn and remember prepositions. Plus, built-in differentiation features allow you to meet the needs of a variety of learners while still challenging those who need it.

Because of the wide variety of activities, you can easily work with a small group of students in intervention-style support while other students are engaged in learning stations, partner work, or visual activities.


This prepositions unit contains a variety of prepositional phrase activities, including...

  • 1 large lesson or 2 smaller minilessons covering prepositions, prepositional phrases, objects of prepositions, and preposition functions
  • 1 optional notetaking page for students
  • 1 common prepositions list
  • 1 brain-based sketch notes type activity for visualizing prepositions
  • 1 grammar in context exercise students can use with their independent reading novels or another text
  • 1 language emulation exercise with mentor sentences...students analyze and emulate prepositional phrases
  • 20 task cards to reinforce prepositions
  • 11 learning stations with basic and complex thinking options
  • 1 concise quiz with answer key
  • Guidelines for suggested use

This resource is a combination of secured PDF files and editable PowerPoint files, which you can import to Google Drive and open in Slides.

Use these prepositional phrases activities with your middle or high school students if you'd like them to begin recognizing prepositions and using prepositional phrases more adeptly in their writing.

If you are not IN THE MOOD to make your own prepositional phrase materials FROM SCRATCH or if you are simply short ON TIME, just use this lovely unit WITH YOUR CLASS! Simply print and go.

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Total Pages
29 slides, 20 task cards, 30 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
4 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Use various types of phrases (noun, verb, adjectival, adverbial, participial, prepositional, absolute) and clauses (independent, dependent; noun, relative, adverbial) to convey specific meanings and add variety and interest to writing or presentations.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.


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