I thought it was a really cool idea to get students to do a drawing activity, with me dictating a set on instructions to them. Of course, the instructions contained a lot of different prepositions.
“Prepositions are used before nouns to give additional information in a sentence. Usually, prepositions are used to show where something is located or when something happened.”
This is the list of instructions (prepositions in bold):
- Open a blank page in your notebook.
- Draw a medium sized square in the middle of the page.
- Draw a rectangle inside the square with its shorter side touching the bottom of the square in the middle.
- Draw two small squares inside the bigger square at the same level on the either side of the rectangle.
- Draw a triangle on top of the square.
- On top of the triangle draw a small flag.
- Draw two trees beside the big square.
- Draw a swing inbetween two branches.
- Draw three steps below and touching the big square.
- Under the trees draw a small pond with fish swimming.
- Draw a few birds above the flag.
- Draw a few mangoes hanging from the trees.
- Draw a fence around the big trees.
- Draw mangoes lying on the ground.
- Draw the sun over the birds
After a bit more practice and exposure to prepositions, finally, students were asked to write down as many prepositions that they remember and now know of.
Have a look at our class ‘wordle’ for this list of words. The larger words were the most common/popular for our class!