How To Teach Prepositions
It seems like every elementary school SLP has goals for prepositions on their caseload. Knowing how to teach prepositions can be a bit challenging because they are abstract concepts that can be difficult for some learners to grasp. However, here are some tips that can make the process easier:
- Introduce prepositions: Select 1-2 target prepositions (based on age/development) and provide some examples. You can use pictures or objects to help illustrate the concept. I have provided some files at the end of this post to help you with that.
- Use real-life examples: Use real-life situations or scenarios to teach prepositions. For example, ask the students to describe where an object is in relation to another object, or where they are sitting in the classroom.
- Make it interactive: Use games and activities to teach prepositions. For example, you can play “Simon Says” or “Where’s the Ball?” to reinforce prepositions.
- Repetition: Practice is key when it comes to learning prepositions. Make sure to repeat the concept and provide plenty of examples.
- Provide modeling and feedback: Correct mistakes and provide feedback to the students. This will help them learn from their errors and improve their understanding of prepositions.
- Use visuals: Use visuals to help students visualize the prepositions.
- Use songs and chants: Use songs and chants that include prepositions to make the learning process fun and engaging.
Overall, teaching prepositions requires patience, repetition, and creative teaching methods.
Here are some files you can use for teaching prepositions:
- Notes and Recommendations (PDF)
- Single Word Cards (PDF)
- Cards for data (PDF)
- Cards with Sentence Prompts (Members Only PDF)
- Cutout Picture Manipulatives (Members Only PDF)
- 4×6 Box Covers and Visuals (Members Only PDF)
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