Lesson Planning of Types of Prepositions


Lesson Planning of Types of Preposition

Subject English

Grade 4th

Student Learning Outcome

Demonstrate use of some words showing position, time and movement. 

Information for Teachers

  • A preposition is a word placed before noun or a pronoun or a noun-equivalent to show its relation to any other word of the sentence. The noun or pronoun or the noun-equivalent is called its object.

Types of Prepositions

Prepositions tell the position of a noun

Put the cup


the dish

The cows are


the field

Ahmad goes



He is fond


reading books

Aniela lives


her parents

You should stand



The fan is moving(rotating)


her head

The book is


the bag

The book is


the table

The sky is


our head


  • Preposition here in above table is telling the position of the noun ’dish’, the field’, ‘school’, books’,  ‘parent’, ‘bag’, ‘table’










Duration/ 2 periods:

Material/Resources Required:  

Black board, chalk, chart paper to draw the tables on it; if easily available otherwise draw the tables on the board


Activity 1

  • Ask the students where do they keep their books bag, towel, comb, shoes, clothes, etc
  • Record their responses on the board tell them the word ‘on’, ‘in’ are prepositions.
  • Draw the diagram (given in teacher’s help) on the board.  Explain to the students that prepositions are of four kinds: position, time, direction and movement.
  • Write the following examples on the board:
    1. The cat is sitting on the table.(“on” is a preposition of place, which tells the position of the cat)
    2. I bought it in March.(“in” is the preposition of time that is March)
    3. My friend is coming from Lahore. (“from” is the preposition of direction)
    4. The cat is jumping into water. (“into” is the preposition of movement)
  • To further explain the kinds of prepositions, create the similar examples with the help of the students and note their responses on the board.


Activity 1

  •  Make the following charts on the board. .



  • Ask the students at random to provide examples for each preposition; They must then use any two prepositions in their sentences. (The answers are highlighted in the column of examples.)

Preposition of Time




▪ On days of the week On Monday

§  ▪ in

§  months / seasons

§  time of day

§  year

In August/ in winter

In the morning

In 2009

§  ▪ at

§  for night

§  for weekend

§  a certain point of time (when?)

At night

At the weekend


At 7’ o” clock

Activity 2

Prepositions – Place Position:




§  in

§  room, building, street, town, country, car, taxi



In the kitchen, in


            In the car, in a taxi


At the door, at the station

At the table

At a concert, at the party

At the cinema, at school

At work


The picture on the wall

On the table

On the first floor


in the kitchen, in Pakistan

§  in the car, in a taxi

§  at

§  meaning next to, by an object

§  for table

§  for events

§  place where you are to do something typical (watch a film, study, work)

§  at the door, at the station

§  at the table

§  at a concert, at the party

§  at the cinema, at school, at work

§  on

§  attached

§  being on a surface

§  for a floor in a house


§  the picture on the wall

§  on the table

§  on the first floor


  • Use the above mentioned prepositions of position in sentences with help of the students.
  • For example:
  1. I live in Pakistan.
  2. Somebody is at the door.
  3. Glass is on the table

.Activity 3:

Prepositions of Movement:



Go to the cinema

Go to London/ Ireland

Go to bed




Go into the kitchen/ the house



§  To

§  movement to person or building

§  movement to a place or country

§  for bed

§  go to the cinema

§  go to London / Ireland

§  go to bed

§  into

§  enter a room / a building

§  go into the kitchen / the house




Ask them to work in groups of four and use each preposition of movement in a simple sentence teacher can help the students where they need it.



Activity 4

Preposition of Direction: 




§  from

§  coming

§  room, street, town, country etc.


From the room, from Lahore, from school


To the room, to Lahore, to school


from the room, from Lahore, from  school


§  To


 room, street, town, country etc.

to the room, to Lahore, to school


  • Examples: Ali is coming from Lahoretonight.

            I will come back from the school in the afternoon.

  • Example ‘To’: Sarah is going to Islamabadtoday.

            He is going to school.


Conclusion / Sum up

  • Briefly discuss the prepositions of movement and direction.


  • Give them any five sentences based on the examples above.   Ask them to underline the preposition and then write in front of the sentence whether the preposition is of time, place, direction or movement.

Follow Up

  • Any related activity from the textbook should be given as a follow up.









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