Lesson Planning of Prepositions
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:
- The book is on the table.
- The book is in the bag.
- The book is behind the bag.
- 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:
- ‘At’ for a precise time, as; at 3 o` clock
- ‘In’ for months, years, centuries and long periods, as; in May, in 2020, in the past/future
- ‘On’ for days and dates, as; on Sunday, on March 6, on Independence Day, as;
- I have a meeting at 9 a.m.
- There should be a lot of progress in the next century.
- Do you work on Monday?
- Her birthday is on 20 December.
Preposition of Movement
- We use:
- ‘To’ for movement to person, place or building
- ‘Into’ for movement from one thing to another, as;
- She will go to school in the morning.
- 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.
Preposition of Time
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
Prepositions of Movement
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.
- The related activity from the textbook should be given as a follow up
- Write five sentences using prepositions of position, time and movement.