Lesson Planning of Prepositions


Lesson Planning of Prepositions

Subject English

Grade V

Students` Learning Outcomes

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

Information for Teachers

  • Prepositions tell the position of a noun, as; on, in, behind, under:
  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 under the table.


  • Prepositions here are telling the position of the noun” book”

Kinds of prepositions

Preposition of Time: at, in, on;

  • We use:
  1. ‘At’ for a precise time, as; at 3 o` clock
  2. ‘In’ for months, years, centuries and long periods, as; in May, in 2020, in the past/future
  3. ‘On’ for days and dates, as; on Sunday, on March 6, on Independence Day, as;
  4. I have a meeting at 9 a.m.
  5. There should be a lot of progress in the next century.
  6. Do you work on Monday?
  7. Her birthday is on 20 December.

Preposition of Movement

  • We use:
  1. ‘To’ for movement to person, place or building
  2. ‘Into’ for movement from one thing to another, as;
  3. She will go to school in the morning.
  4. He poured water into the jug.

Material / Resources

Writing board, chalk/marker, textbook, chart to draw the tables on it, if easily available or draw the tables on the writing board


  • Ask the students the following questions about dinner time. Ask them to recall their dinner last night and answer them, ass;
  • Where do you and your family sit and eat? (Expected answer would be as; in the dining room, at the table, on a dinner-spread.)
  • Tell me about the food, where does t come from and where is it placed? (Expected answer would be as; from the kitchen, placed in the middle, my mother puts it in our plates)
  • What do you do after dinner? (Expected answer would be as; Watch TV in the lounge, lie down on bed)
  • How do you prepare for school the next day? (Expected answer would be as; put books in the bag, etc.)
  •  Remind them what prepositions are and ask them to point out the prepositions in their answers.


Activity 1

  • Make the following charts on the board.
  • Ask the students to give examples for each preposition. They must use any two prepositions in their sentences.

Preposition of Time





days of the week

on Monday


months/seasons, time of day

in August, in winter, in the morning, in 2020, year


For night, for week end, a certain point of time (when?)

at night, at weekend, a certain point, at 7 o` clock




Activity 2

Prepositions—Place, Position





room, building, street, town, country, ar, taxi

in the kitchen, in Pakistan, in the car, in a taxi


meaning nest 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 the party

at the cinema

at school

at work


attached being on a surface, for a floor in a house

the picture, on the wall, on the table, on the first floor








for example:

I live in Pakistan

Somebody is at the door.

Glass is on the table

Use the above mentioned prepositions of position in a short paragraph to describe an imaginary house and its decorations


Activity 3

Prepositions of  Movement





movement to a person or a building, movement to a place or country to bed

go to the cinema, go to London,

go to bed


enter a room/a building

go into the kitchen/the house


Ask them to write a short Para to write a short paragraph to describe getting on a bus, train, or aeroplane.

You first go to the ticket counter, then your luggage is checked, finally, you get into the waiting lounge before getting into the plane.

Sum up/ Conclusion

  • Ask the prepositions of positions, time and movement


  • Check students` performance on the last free activities
  • Involve the students in solving the problems related to prepositions given in the exercise of the textbook.

Follow up

  • The related activity from the textbook should be given as a follow up
  • Write five sentences using prepositions of position, time and movement.









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