Guenter preposition mini lesson


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Guenter preposition mini lesson

  1. 1. Prepping for Prepositions! A Mini Lesson for Teaching Prepositions to ESL Students Lindsay Guenter ESL 502 Unit 9 Grammar Mini Lesson
  2. 2. Prepositions <ul><li>A preposition links nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence. </li></ul><ul><li>The word or phrase that the preposition introduces is called the object of the preposition. </li></ul><ul><li>Most prepositions tell WHERE or WHEN, or SHOW POSSESSION. </li></ul>
  3. 3. WHERE prepositions <ul><li>Prepositions like in , beside , above , and out tell WHERE, and are usually used with nouns or pronouns. </li></ul><ul><li>Bold words are the prepositions. Underlined phrases are the prepositional phrases. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;The man sat beside his wife . </li></ul><ul><li>He put his arm around her shoulder . </li></ul><ul><li>Then he kissed her on the cheek .&quot; </li></ul>
  4. 4. WHEN prepositions <ul><li>Prepositions like after , until , during , and before all tell WHEN. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Mr. Susi had an important meeting until three o'clock. </li></ul><ul><li>During the meeting , he received a text message. </li></ul><ul><li>It was his wife. She asked him to come straight home after work .&quot; </li></ul>
  5. 5. POSSESSION Prepositions <ul><li>The prepositions of and to are used to show POSSESSION, or belonging to. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;This book belongs to Chris . </li></ul><ul><li>The cover of the book is torn.&quot; </li></ul>
  6. 6. Grammar Rock <ul><li>This link displays School House Rock’s segment on prepositions. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  7. 7. WHERE Preposition Errors <ul><li>Many ELLs have difficulty using appropriate prepositions regarding location. </li></ul><ul><li>For example, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I am going on the car. (I am going in the car.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We had a birthday party on the house. (We had a birthday party in the house). </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. WHERE Preposition Lesson Hook <ul><li> This video displays some of the most common prepositions that ELLs struggle to use accurately. </li></ul><ul><li>In order to catch the students attention, I will bring in a sturdy box and we will replicate the video. I will give students an opportunity to act out the prepositions and sing the song. </li></ul>
  9. 9. WHERE Preposition Mini Lesson Materials <ul><li>Materials – Copies of local street maps, Paper, Pencil </li></ul>
  10. 10. WHERE Prepositions Mini Lesson Part 1 <ul><li>PART 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hand out the maps and select a place (without telling the students what it is). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write 2 pieces of information about this place on the board. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is on Perkiomen Avenue and next to the Holiday Inn. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell the students to locate the place and tell you it's name. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. WHERE Prepositions Mini Lesson Part 2 <ul><li>PART 2 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Distribute paper and instruct the students to form pairs and to find and write the locations of 5 places on the paper like this: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For example, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1. 16 th & Haak Elementary School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It's on the corner of 16 th Street and Haak Street. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Marriot Hotel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s on Penn Avenue and opposite City Park. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. WHERE Prepositions Mini Lesson Part 3 <ul><li>PART 3 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>After the groups have finished, collect the papers and select 2 students to be &quot;game show hosts&quot;. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share the collected pieces of paper between the hosts and tell them to read out the locations to the class (as the teacher did in PART 1). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The pairs of students now become teams and when any team shouts out the correct location give their team a point. </li></ul></ul>