For older students, those who are not as dependent on object lessons with concrete objects (such as the bathroom tissue tube and Birdie from the previous few posts), we use two “Preposition-Check Sentences” to teach prepositions. The first one, which we will focus on today, involves physical space (Think “Prepositions show position”). The latter, which we will focus on in a couple of days, involves time (another use for prepositions).
Our first “Preposition-Check Sentence” goes like this:
The angel flew ___________________ the clouds.
Similar to the bathroom tissue tube and Birdie (without the physical objects in hand), this check sentence actually “fits” with about ninety percent of the “position” prepositions. It is a valuable tool for learning and memorizing dozens of prepositions. So, which prepositions fit into our “angel” sentence?
Try the following in the Preposition-Check Sentence, and you will see how simple learning prepositions can be.
The angel flew aboard the clouds.
The angel flew about the clouds.
The angel flew above the clouds.
The angel flew across the clouds.
The angel flew across from the clouds.
See how many prepositions you can think of with this “Preposition-Check Sentence.” Answers will follow tomorrow! Smile…