Teaching prepositions

Check out these resources and help your EAL/ESL and English students use prepositions confidently

Tes Resources Team

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Teach your students how to use prepositions correctly with this selection of games, worksheets and presentations

Whether you're an EAL or an English teacher, some of your students are bound to struggle with prepositions. To help you support your beginner, elementary and advanced learners as they master this tricky topic, we've hand-picked the best resources from our Tes community.

Prepositions of place

Practise prepositions of place with beginners using these interactive lessons, fun themed games, worksheets and flashcards.

Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases!
TandLGuru

Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases!

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This interesting and engaging lesson (there are actually enough resources to fill 2-3 lessons here) enables students to learn a range of different prepositions, to use different prepositions in their writing, and to understand and use prepositional phrases. In particular, students become familiar wi...
Beginner's Preposition Practice- With Humpty Dumpty
Apples of Gold

Beginner's Preposition Practice- With Humpty Dumpty

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Here is a fun Humpty Dumpty themed unit that gives your students a great beginner's introduction to prepositions. In this pack:- *Anchor charts in black/white and colour - Humpty Dumpty and what is a preposition x4 \* List of prepositions poster x1 \* Prepositions- time, location, direction po...
Prepositions  for EAL  / ESL / ELL / ELD / ESOL / ELD
mcgowanfg

Prepositions for EAL / ESL / ELL / ELD / ESOL / ELD

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This cute little hippo makes learning prepositions an interesting and fun experience. By referring to the reference pages, if prepositions are unknown, students are able to successfully complete worksheets. This raises self esteem and consequently builds confidence in using English. The worksheets...
Prepositions
lindylovestoteach

Prepositions

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Prepositions {PowerPoint and Worksheets} - Prepositions are easy to teach when you use this no-prep PowerPoint! This is a highly visual, interactive and fun introduction to prepositions. Students discover what prepositions are through games and exercises. Active learning is encouraged throughout the...
PREPOSITIONS OF PLACE HANDOUTS
JOHN DSOUZA

PREPOSITIONS OF PLACE HANDOUTS

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A compact review of prepositions of place or movement organized for quick referencing. This Includes: * Vocabulary Overview * Preposition Rules * Place Prepositions * Illustrated Place Prepositions * Usage of Place Prepositions * Assessment Rubrics Here are some possible uses for these in your cl...
Prepositions - Worksheets for Grade I
Ritureddi

Prepositions - Worksheets for Grade I

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These worksheets on Prepositions are tailored for Grade 1 Kids. The TOC is as follows Worksheets for the following o Prepositions to Describe Pictures o Position of the Cat match the following o Prepositions in Nursery Rhymes o Prepositions Maze o Match the Opposites o ...

Prepositions of time

Help beginners and elementary learners get a good grasp of prepositions of time, using this range of resources with everything from a snap game and practice tasks to lesson presentations and posters.

Time Prepositions Snap
Trish Elliston

Time Prepositions Snap

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A fun way to review the use of on/at/in as time prepositions. In groups of two or three students deal out the cards face down. Students take their cards but must not look at them. Players turn over their cards together and look at them. If the cards use the same preposition the students need to shou...
ACARA: Year 3 - Prepositions of Time
MyResourcesGalore

ACARA: Year 3 - Prepositions of Time

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This is a great and comprehenisve product to teach prepositions of time to primary school students, especially targetting ACARA Year 3 Grammar syllabus. The prepositions included are: in, on, at, since, for and from...to. There are two power point slides and three worksheets with answers. The p...
Temporal (Time) Prepositions
HelenLyall

Temporal (Time) Prepositions

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A lesson recapping what Prepositions are and then looking at and practising Temporal (Time) Prepositions. Suitable for SEN students and can be extended over more than one lesson if needed.
PREPOSITIONS OF TIME HANDOUTS
JOHN DSOUZA

PREPOSITIONS OF TIME HANDOUTS

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A compact review of prepositions of time organized for quick referencing. This Includes: * Vocabulary Overview * Preposition Rules * Time Prepositions * Usage of Time Prepositions * Assessment Rubrics Here are some possible uses for these in your classroom: * To challenge early finishers * For e...

Other preposition resources

Looking for something different? Check out the resources below to introduce and review a range of prepositions and prepositional phrases with your pupils.

Prepositions & prepositional phrases
Zephyr_LPD

Prepositions & prepositional phrases

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Fully resourced grammar-for-writing lesson that teaches students about prepositions and prepositional phrases, then uses sentence combining exercises to provide practice in placing prepositional phrases at different points in the sentence. Very useful in helping students to achieve sentence variety...
Prepositions Task Cards
ScienceSpot

Prepositions Task Cards

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Prepositions: These task cards are a great way for students to have fun while improving their grammar skills by identifying prepositions. This activity has students reading various sentences to each other, 26 in total, and then asked to identify the preposition through multiple choice answers. ...
Prepositions review
Joshua Ball

Prepositions review

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A quick review of prepostions of place and time. A good review for second language speakers or weaker learners. Includes a few class activities to do at the end of the presentation.
Prepositions - KS2
Online_Teaching_Resources

Prepositions - KS2

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Prepositions (22 slide PowerPoint and 2 worksheets) Prepositions helps children understand the importance of using accurate prepositions in reading and writing. The resource contains definitions of time and place prepositions with examples, an assessment task and a consolidation acti...
Year 3 SPAG: Prepositions of time, place and cause
primary texts

Year 3 SPAG: Prepositions of time, place and cause

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 3 sentence objective requiring pupils to understand Expressing time, place and cause using prepositions . The PPT contains explanation, examples, activities and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
Literacy Resource - Verbs and Prepositions
PrimaryLeap

Literacy Resource - Verbs and Prepositions

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Some verbs are usually followed by prepositions before the object of the verb. Students read the sentences and circle the correct word to complete each sentence. This worksheet was created by Primary Leap