In this Wondering Wednesday video, Donna Reish (author of seventy curriculum books) teaches parents how to teach propositions with meaning. Using her downloadable e-book, the Preposition Practice Packet, Donna explains the importance of understanding what prepositions do in order to memorize many of the over 200 prepositions out there.
Aboard, about, above. Along, among, around….
Whether your kids sing them, recite them, chant them, rap them, or write them…prepositions are important.
I learned them in chant-like form when I was in school. However, I never knew WHY I needed to learn them.
My newest downloadable product will teach kids prepositions—in a way that focuses on the WHY, that is, what prepositions really do!
Our kids (and we!) need to learn prepositions for a few important reasons:
(1) They are the beginning of prepositional phrases
(2) Prepositional phrases can be mentally eliminated from a sentence in order to get to the bare bones of the sentence…since the sentence’s main subject and main verb are not usually found in prepositional phrases
(3) Prepositional phrases are good to use as openers—especially lengthy ones—as they vary sentence structure and rhythm.
I’m all about songs, jingles, rhymes, recitation, and mnemonics for learning parts of speech (and really anything).
However, when prepositions are learned in songs or recitations, the real reasons for prepositions are overlooked. (Not to mention that they learn about thirty of the over two hundred prepositions….not enough memorized preps to adequately recognize them in sentences and use them for sentence openers!)
Click here to learn more and to download the Preposition Practice Packet!