Why Teach Prepositions?
The proper use of positional language (or prepositions), such as in front, behind, on top and under, is vital for developing a student’s literacy and numeracy skills.
Prepositions can be difficult to learn because of the sheer number of them in the English language and their capacity to have many meanings. They are crucial for both understanding and conveying instructions.
There are 7 types of prepositions included in this set.
These prepositions are relevant to everyday life.
- in front
- next to
- on top
Two activity examples are described below.
This is a simple activity that requires the student to touch a prepositions flashcard when asked to do so.
Place 4 prepositions cards on the table.
Example: Between, on top, under and inside.
Ask the student to “Touch the (preposition).”
Example: “Touch inside.”
The student is expected to touch the ‘inside’ card.
Prompting for success
If the student is struggling, gently guide their hand to touch the correct card and state the name of the preposition (Say “Inside”)
This is a simple activity that requires the student to sort a range of flashcards by preposition.
Place 4 preposition cards on the table.
Example: Next to, under, between and in front.
Hand the student up to 12 cards.
The student is expected to place the cards they are holding on top of the matching cards on the table.
So the ‘in front’ card handed to them would go on top of the ‘in front’ card on the table and so forth
Prompting for success
If the student is struggling, gently guide their hand to place each card they are holding on top of the correct card on the table.
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