This “Where is Abby? Interactive Booklet helps to teach the prepositions “in,” “on,” “next to” (or “beside), “in front”, “in back” (or “behind”), and “under.” Each concept is presented with an actual photograph of my dog, “Abby” in a prepositional position.
What makes this activity extra special is that the sentences are presented with ©Boardmaker symbols with the words. This is great for visual learners and/or auditory processing difficulties.
I use this activity in the speech therapy room with students working on a prepositional goal. Students in the general education classrooms, special education classroom, with autism, learning disabilities and delays all benefit from this visual presentation of concepts.
A fun way to practice prepositions is with man’s (or woman’s) best friend. Abby is a 13 year old Corgi/Cocker Spaniel mix who
is extremely loved and spoiled by her family. The sweetest dog you could ever meet.
9 booklet pages: Abby is a dog, Where is Abby?, Abby is (on) the chair, Abby is (under) the chair, Abby is (next to) the chair, Abby is (in back of) the chair,
Abby is (in front of) the chair, Abby is (in) the box, The end page.
Preposition squares to be placed on the pages.
A Prepositions storage page to hold all of the preposition squares.
Prepositional Flash Cards with Abby in different places and objects.
You will need:
Cardstock Paper, White, 8.5” x 11”
Paper hole puncher.
Print out packet.
Laminate the booklet pages and also the flashcard pages.
Cut out squares of Velcro and place the fuzzy side on the “ blank box” of the sentences (i.e., “Abby is (blank box) the chair.”).
Cut out the preposition word squares
Cut out squares of the Velcro and put the scratchy side of Velcro on these yellow preposition squares.
Place the preposition squares on the storage page, after putting fuzzy side Velcro pieces on the storage page squares.
Cut out the flashcards. Punch two holes in each page. You may have a better way of binding these pages, so by all means, go for it.
Slip the book rings through the holes to make into a booklet.
Place (Velcro) the preposition word squares appropriately on the blank squares of the sentences (i.e., “Abby is (on) the chair.”
Start with the flashcards to practice the prepositional concepts.
Read the booklet together and help the student understand the concepts.
After a few times, pull off the preposition words and have the child place them in the booklet, helping as needed.
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