Finding Prepositional Phrases

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Grade Level
Elementary School
Subject
Language
Length of Time
45 minutes
Description

In this lesson, students will find the prepositional phrases in the sentences.

This lesson is for third through fifth graders.

Goals

Students will learn:
To find the prepositional phrases in sentences.

Materials Needed

Worksheet I have included in this lesson
Pencils and erasers

Procedure

First, you will copy the worksheet.

Then, you will explain to the students about prepositional phrases. You can do this by writing examples on the board.

Example: Christy likes to write a synopsis of her short stories or books in a spiral notebook.



In this sentence, there are two prepositional phrases: of her short stories and in a spiral notebook.

Students will need to learn what prepositions are before they can find prepositional phrases. (See my lesson on prepositions.)

After that, you will pass out the worksheet for them to do independently.Worksheet - Finding the Prepositional Phrases

Directions: In the following sentences, write the prepositional phrase in the blanks.

1. Susie and Mindy went to the mall.

__________________________

2. Christy went to the grocery store.

__________________________

3. Sadey likes to chase Cassie in the yard.

__________________________



4. Tim and Bill jogged around the block a couple of times.

__________________________

5. Mindy, can you take the laundry to the basement?

__________________________

6. Megan walked to the park.

__________________________

7. The birds flew into the trees.

__________________________

8. "Today, we will have a test over your homework assignment," their teacher announced.

_________________________

9. We went to the store to buy a new computer.

_________________________

10. The herd of horses scattered into the hills.

_________________________

11. We can go to the movie in the evening.

_________________________

12. Christy walked to the store with Megan.

_________________________

13. Take your books to your room.

_________________________

14. Christy and Megan watched the kite blow in the wind.

_________________________

15. If I get my check in the mail, we can go to the movie.

_________________________

16. I had to get new brake pads on my car.

_________________________



17. The small dog ran along the fence as I walked down the street.

_________________________

18. Let's go to the movies tomorrow before supper.

_________________________

19. "I'm excited about our new house," Megan said.

_________________________

20. Penny looked forward to spending time with Abby.

_________________________

Grading

Each one is worth five points for a total of 100 points.

100 to 90 = A

89 to 80 = B

79 to 70 = C

69 to 60 = D

Below 60 = F



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