Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases Parts of Speech

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Are your students struggling with prepositional parts of speech? This pack contains many differentiated activities you can use to teach prepositions and their use in everyday life.

Use the flashcards for one-to-one work with students or let them get hands-on with the play dough and playmats in your Literacy Centers. Use the worksheets as homework or distance education activities or use them as assessment pieces. The student book will help your students understand and contextualise these key parts of speech. Use the enclosed PowerPoint as a warm-up activity for your geography or maths lesson.

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This easy-to-use packet includes:

  • 20 color prepositional flashcards
  • 6 page student booklet
  • 3 fill-in-the-blank worksheets
  • 7 cut and paste sentence activity sheets
  • 4 playmats for one-on-one positional work
  • PowerPoint for whole-class discussion

Prepositions included are:

✔ above

✔ across

✔ against

✔ around

✔ behind

✔ beside

✔ between

✔ down

✔ far from

✔ in front

✔ inside

✔ near

✔ off

✔ on

✔ through

✔ towards

✔ outside

✔ over

✔ under

✔ up



Australia (ACARA) 8.3


Location and transformation

• Describe position and movement (ACMMG010)

• interpreting the everyday language of location and direction, such as ‘between’, ‘near’, ‘next to’, ‘forward’, ‘toward’.

• following and giving simple directions to guide a friend around an obstacle path and vice versa.

YEAR 1 – Maths

Location and transformation

• give and follow directions to familiar locations

• understanding that people need to give and follow directions to and from a place, and that this involves turns, direction and distance.

• understanding the meaning and importance of words such as ‘clockwise’, ‘anticlockwise’, ‘forward’ and ‘under’ when giving and following directions.

• interpreting and following directions around familiar locations.

America (Common Core)

English Language Arts Standards » Language » Kindergarten » 1 » e

• Use the most frequently occurring prepositions (e.g., to, from, in, out, on, off, for, of, by, with).



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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Understand and use question words (interrogatives) (e.g., who, what, where, when, why, how).
Use the most frequently occurring prepositions (e.g., to, from, in, out, on, off, for, of, by, with).
Produce and expand complete sentences in shared language activities.
Produce and expand complete simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences in response to prompts.


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