A quick introduction to what is available
There is a lot of info on this site and until one is familiar with finding and understanding what is available, it wouldn’t hurt to have a brief orientation to each theme. In this ‘What’s There’, you can find
— what the theme (Prepositions) is about
— a brief summary of what is to be done, generally speaking, in each lesson
— a listing of the handouts that can accompany the lesson plan
For more detailed explanations of what is being suggested, you can check out the lesson plans themselves.
MC 1 Prepositions
What they are, what some mean, a few in expressions
Here are a few lesson plans introducing selected prepositions. MC1-2 could follow MC1-1 or be used separately. MC1-3 to MC1-5 is a separate group of lesson plans dedicated to prepositions and adverbs appearing (collocated) in commonly used expressions.
MC1-1 Introduction to what prepositions are. Some can be better understood through their meaning while others can be thought of as part of a set phrase.
MC1-2 Conceptual Meanings A review of the prior class and a further look at what meanings are associated with certain prepositions.
MC1-3 Collocations 1 Common expressions using prepositions and adverbs. Students become familiar with the first six expressions.
MC1-4 Collocations 1b A continuation of MC1-3. Ideas on how to review previously learned phrases and approach the next six expressions.
MC1-5 Collocations 1c Materials and suggestions on how to approach teaching the rest of the expressions.
|First class (MC 1-1)|
|HO1 Students focus their attention on various aspects of prepositions as the teacher goes through the handout
(HO), eliciting examples, concepts and associations (collocations).
|Second class (MC 1-2)|
|HO2 Students are quizzed on what they remember of the AT, ON & IN prepositions and some of their
corresponding associated meanings.
|HO1 Homework and concepts of collocation from last class are gone over.|
|HO3 Students speak about the concepts behind the particular use of some prepositions and fill out the HO.|
The next handouts and lesson plans correspond to a series of classes (Days 1 to 6)
in which students learn six groups of expressions that use prepositions and adverbs.
|First lesson plan in this set (MC 1-3) = Day 1|
|HO4 Students learn 6 expressions in the first two rows (Group A) of the handout.|
|HO5 Students try to incorporate the recently learned expressions into one or two conversations.|
|HO6A (optional) Students are asked to recall what the expressions are when given prompts (definitions) or
directly from memory.
|HO7A Homework assigned (gap-fill) based on the first 2 rows of expressions in HO4.|
|Second lesson plan in this set (MC 1-4) = Day 2|
|HO4 Students review the previous 6 expressions and learn the next two rows (Group B).|
|HO5 Students try to incorporate the new expressions into one or two conversations provided in Group B.|
|HO6B (optional) Students are asked to recall what the expressions are when given prompts (definitions) or
directly from memory.
|HO7B Homework assigned (gap-fill) based on these current 2 rows of expressions (Group B) in HO4.|
|Third lesson plan in this set (MC 1-5) = Days 3 – 6|
|HO4 Students learn and review the remaining groups of expressions (Groups C to D) over the next 4 classes.|
|HO5 Students try to incorporate the new expressions into one or two conversations provided in the handout.|
|HO6 (optional) Students are asked to recall what the expressions are when given prompts (definitions) or
directly from memory.
|HO7 Homework assigned (gap-fill) based on the 2 rows of expressions covered on that day from HO4.|
|An observation about the handouts|
|HO4 This list of expressions is used in all the classes. It doesn’t change although the focus is on different rows.|
|HO5 It’s a one page handout which the teacher can copy or refer to while assigning the themes for the students to
speak about on the relevant day.
|HO6 (optional) This can be used at any time in the class or a later class. Part 6A corresponds to Group A
expressions. Part 6B is different as it refers to Group B expressions (rows 3 & 4 in HO4). And so on.
|HO7 Homework assigned (gap-fill) based on the current 2 rows of expressions of interest in HO4. As with HO6
there are 6 different groups: HO7A to HO7F.
And that’s basically it. If there is a particular lesson plan you wish to look at more closely you can select it in the Lessons page directly below the theme title by clicking ‘Visit’.