Lesson Plan Prepositions vs. Conjunctions Learning Objectives
Students will be able to determine whether to use a conjunction or preposition in a text and explain their reasoning.
Introduction (5 minutes)
Display a picture of the Pentagon.
Ask students if they recognize the building and if they know what people do in the building.
Explain that the Pentagon is where a lot of the people in charge of the military work. Tell them they cannot get into the building without permission.
Ask students if they can think of any other buildings in the United States that are government buildings with limited access.
Allow students to share their answers (e.g. the Capitol Building and the White House).
Explain that today they are going to edit a journal entry about getting into the Pentagon so that it makes sense. They will add either a preposition or a conjunction and explain their choices.