Lesson Planning of Types of Prepositions


Lesson Planning of Prepositions (Position, Time, Movement and Direction)

Subject English

Grade 8th

Students` Learning Outcomes

  • Illustrate use of preposition of position, time, and movement and direction.

Information for Teachers

  • Preposition tell the position of a noun, as; (on, in, out, behind, under), as;
  1. The book is on the table.
  2. The book is in the bag.
  3. The book is behind the bag.
  4. The book is on the table, so, as;

Types of Prepositions

  • A word or a group of words used before a noun or pronoun to show place, position, time or method is called, ‘preposition’, as;
  • Place of Preposition: Preposition can be used before, after or any required place of the sentence, as;
  1. The man on the platform
  2. Came after dinner
  3. What did you do it for?
  4. The pen is in the table.
  5. The cat is under the table.
  6. The pen is above the table
  7. He lives near us
  8. Ali came with me
  9. From where did you get the poster?
  • Preposition of Time: The Prepositions of time are on, in, at, for, since, from, to, during etc.
  1. On: we use on with the dates and days, as;
  2. On 3rd March, 2021, on Sunday, oneid- day
  3. In: We use in for longer periods of time, as;
  4. In April, in 2020, in summer, in the 19thcentury
  5. At: We use at with times, as;
  6. At 5 o`clock, at 12:30, at mid-night
  7. For: We use for to show a period of time expressing duration, as;
  8. For five years, for a week, He has been watching TV for two hours
  9. Since: We use since to show a starting time or a specific time of a verb, as;
  10. Since July, since 1996, since 6 o`clock, it has been raining since two hours.
  11. From to: We use from-to to show beginning and end of a period, as;
  12. I worked from 3:00 p.m., to 5:00 p.m.
  13. During: We use during to show the noun when something happens, as;
  14. He fell asleep during the drama.
  • Preposition of Movement:The preposition of movement are to, though, across, in, an, as;
  1. To: We use ‘to’ to show movement with the aim of a specific destination, as;
  2. He moved to America last year.
  3. I went to the shop.
  4. Through: We use through to show movement from one side of an enclosed space to the other, as;
  5. The train went through the tunnel.
  6. Across: We use across to show movement from one side of a surface or line to another, as; she swam across the river.
  7. At: We use at to show the target of an action, as; he came at my birthday party.
  8. In: We use in to show the target of an action, as;
  9. I threw the paper in the bin.
  • More Preposition of Movement: as;
  1. He ran across the road.
  2. He ran along the road.
  3. He ran around the playground.
  4. He ran back to the shop.
  5. He ran into the room.
  6. He ran out of the theater.
  7. He ran through the tunnel.
  8. He ran off the stage.
  9. He ran to the door.
  10. He ran towards the bus stop.
  11. He ran under the shelter.
  12. He ran up the hill.
  13. He ran away from the policeman.
  14. He ran over the bridge.
  • Preposition of Direction: The preposition of direction shows where or in which direction something moves, as;
  1. The ball is in the box.
  2. The ball is on the table.
  3. The ball is under the table.
  4. The ball passed through the box.
  5. The fan is over the chair.
  6. She took her ring out of her bag.
  7. The dog fell into the river.
  8. The ball rolled down the hill.
  9. The hikers walked up the hill.
  10. He sent a message to his mother.
  11. He cycled from home to shop.

Material / Resources

Writing board, chalk/marker, duster, textbook


  • Recall the concepts of prepositions through brainstorming.
  • Place the duster or a pencil somewhere in the classroom where every student can see it, as; place it on the table and write the following fill in the blanks on the writing board.
  1. The duster is _______________ the table.
  • Ask the students to fill in the blanks with an appropriate preposition.
  • Place it under the table and ask the students to fill in the blank.
  1. The duster is ____________ the table.
  • Use more examples and ask the students.



Activity 1

  • Make the following charts on the board. Ask the students at random to provide examples for each preposition in their sentences. (the answers are highlighted in the column of examples)


Activity 2

  • for example:
  1. I live in Pakistan.
  2. Somebody is at the door.
  3. Glass is on the table
  • Use the above mentioned preposition s of position in a short paragraph to describe an imaginary house and its decorations.


Activity 3

  • Ask students to write a short paragraph about getting on a bus, train or airplane.
  • First you go to the ticket counter, and then your luggage is checked. Finally, you get into the waiting lounge before getting into the plane.


Activity 4

  • Ask students to write a short paragraph about a bee flying in the room and how it bothered them. (It came in from the window, flew to my plate, then it flew to my little sister who ran out of the room screaming!)


Conclusion / Sum up
  • Conclude the lesson by again repeating the concept of preposition for the class.


  • Assess students` performance on the last three activities.

Follow up

  • Ask the students to find out at least five prepositions from any selected paragraph from their textbook and use them in their own sentences.


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