Lesson Planning of Preposition


Lesson Planning of Preposition

Subject English

Grade 5th

Students` Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize grammatical function of Preposition and use them in their speech and writing

Information for Teachers

  • Preposition a word that shows the relationship between noun or a pronoun and some other words in the rest of the sentence.
  • The preposition (on, in, out, behind, under show position of a noun, such as;
    1. The book is on the table.
    2. The book is in the bag.


  • While teaching the less, consult the textbook where needed.
  • Read the sentences in the following table:

Put the cup


the dish

The cows are


the field

Ali goes



He is fond


reading novels

Zebu lives


her parents

You should stand


him / her

The fan is moving (rotating)


our head

The sky is


our head

  • In the above-mentioned sentences preposition on, in, to, of, with, by, over, and above show the relation of some nouns, noun-equivalents or pronouns to some other words in the sentences.

Material / Resources

Writing board, chalk / marker, duster, textbook,


  • Ask the students the following questions to introduce the concept of prepositions and note the responses of the students on the board:
  • Where are you sitting now? (Expected answer would be as; on the chair / on the floor)
  • Tell the students that the word ‘on’ is telling the position of ‘noun’ boy / girl.
  • This times where is your book? (Expected answer would be as; on the desk / in the bag)
  • Tell students that the word ‘in’ is a preposition which tells the position of the ‘noun’ book.
  • This times where is the duster? (Expected answer would be as; in my hand / on the table)
  • Explain the students that the words ‘on’, ‘in’ are telling the position of nouns.
  • Now stand behind a student and ask the class:
  • Now where am I standing? (Expected answer would be as; behind Ahmad / Afshan)



Activity 1

  • Take the book or the duster.
  • Put it on the chair.
  • Ask the students where it is?
  • Then hold it in your hand and ask the same question.
  • Put a pencil under the chair and ask the class where it is?
  • Now explain to them how the words on, under, in are telling the position of the book.

Activity 2

  • Write the following sentences on the board.
  • Divide the students into five groups.
  • Ask one of them to fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions.


Activity 3

  • Play a guessing game in class “where is it?”
  • Ask one student to come in front of the class and think of an object in the classroom.
  • The student must tell the name of the selected object.
  • Tell the class to ask questions to find the location of that object.
  • They can ask the following questions or similar ones.


    1. Where is the dog?
    2. Where is the bed?
    3. Where is the lamp?
    4. Where are the books?
    5. Where is the cat?
    6. Where is the box?
    7. Where is the study table?

Sum up / Conclusion

  • Ask the students to use prepositions: in, on, under, and behind in their own sentences.
  • Remind them that if a book is under the table and they look for it on the table, they will never find it. That is why prepositions are very important. Without them it would be very difficult to find anything.


  • Ask students to write where they keep the following things at home.
  • Toys (Expected answer would be as; in the basket)
  • Bag (Expected answer would be as; on the table)
  • Clothes (Expected answer would be as; in the suitcase /wardrobe)
  • Shoes (Expected answer would be as; under the bed)
  • Hairbrush (Expected answer would be as; on the dressing table)
  • Dustbin (Expected answer would be as; behind the door)

Follow up

  • Ask the students to use prepositions ‘under’, ‘in’, ‘behind’ and ‘on’ in sentences.

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