Lesson Plan

Wacky Paragraphs with Prepositional Phrases!

Want to help your students write more juicy details in their stories? This lesson will teach your class to identify and form prepositional phrases in their own writing while reinforcing the importance of prepositions.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify and form prepositional phrases in their writing.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
  • Gather students and show them two versions of a paragraph they are currently reading in class:
    • One version with the prepositional phrases left out.
    • Another version unedited, as is.
  • Ask students to compare the two paragraphs and share their thoughts with a partner regarding the differences.
  • Have a few students share their thinking with the class.
  • Explain to students that, in one paragraph, the prepositional phrases were deleted.
  • Underline the prepositional phrases in each sentence, and point them out explicitly to your class.
  • Tell your students that today they will discover the importance of prepositional phrases in their writing and that of their peers.