Thursday, February 28, 2013

Adverbs VS Prepositions....Having Some Fun with Parts of Speech

We have had some fun this week, while learning about adverbs and prepositions.  The practice pages and worksheets, just weren't cutting it.  So, I decided to take a different approach.

The students worked in pairs and created complete sentences using adverbs (where/when/how).  

I asked them to get "into it" and "be the fish/fisherman"....they loved this idea!

They had to be very careful to make sure that their adverbs, didn't turn into prepositions (due to where they placed their nouns).  I was excited to see that...they were getting it!!  I listened to their conversations (some of which became a little and found that they really were carefully constructing sentences, engaged and also having fun!

I had introduced prepositions first....they caught on as I discussed the concept of how the preposition relates the worm to the apple (the nouns).

The worm is ______ the apple.