## 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.

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’.