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  • Discovering Prepositions
  • Prepositions
    • Small words can make a big difference in meaning.
    • Prepositions in sentences are like wheels on a car—it’s hard to make things run smoothly without them.
  • Prepositions
    • Prepositions are often small words like:
      • to
      • by
      • of
      • in
      • on
      • up
      • off
      • from
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  • Prepositions
    • They make up for their size by performing important tasks .
    • Prepositions show relationships —just like with our box.
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  • Prepositions
    • A preposition connects nouns to the rest of the sentence .
    • The noun or the pronoun that follows a preposition is the object of the preposition .
    • Scientists study tools from the ancient past .
  • without past near during at with over into down around up outside inside by along until out in beside after under on from below across to off for behind above through of except before about Common Prepositions
  • Partner Practice
    • When was the tool used by people ?
    • Was it made for a special purpose ?
    • What does the tool tell us about them ?
  • Partner Practice
    • When was the tool used by people ?
    • Was it made for a special purpose ?
    • What does the tool tell us about them ?
  • D.I.Y. Time
    • Suppose you are a scientist from the future. You have found an amazing scientific discovery; however, you have no idea what it really is. Tell what mistaken ideas you have about your object.
    • Write a museum sign (on the index card) that tells about your object. Use at least five prepositions in your description. Highlight them.
    • Let your creativity run wild with this!
    • Leather Glove, A.D. 2010
    • This large glove was found on planet Earth. People lived there until the fourth millennium. Such gloves were often worn by ancient people. They were probably used during very cold weather. The size of the glove shows an amazing fact about our ancestors. Archeologists used the glove for clues to the people’s height. Our ancestors must have been over eight feet tall!