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This “Preposition Man” idea won’t go “IN one ear and OUT the other”

Subjects:

Art, Language Arts  

Grades:

6, 7, 8, 9  

Title – Preposition Man
By – Marybeth Miller
Primary Subject – Language Arts
Secondary Subjects – Art
Grade Level – 6-9

This is a very simple way to review prepositions after you have taught them.

I received this idea from Eleanor, a teacher friend of mine (I wanted to give her credit!)

Get a 7-8′ long (at least 3′ wide) length of paper and lay it on the floor or on a large, sturdy table. Students in the class trace around a classmate that lies on the paper, and then they color the figure in and giving him/her whatever clothes and facial features they wish. Then students add prepositions to the drawing, such as “around” next to a belt or bracelet, “between” between the fingers, “above” above the head, etc. This can be fairly amusing to them and it is a hands-on way to show how prepositions work. Sometimes I even join in — my favorite is to put “in” next to one ear and “out” next to the other! Enjoy!

Note from LessonPlansPage.com: This idea is also good for teaching clothing and body part names in a foreign language.

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