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#1 Laurie in VA

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 08:57 AM

Good morning! We are just starting the part of FLL where DD needs to memorize a list of prepositions (46 if I counted correctly). I wonder if anyone has used a song of some sort to teach the list? I think that would be very helpful to my DD (and me)! I did a quick Google search and see many options but not sure what others may have used. FWIW my DDs have the Audio Memory Geography songs and LOVE it (Mama doesn't, LOL). Perhaps their Grammar CD is just as good?

#2 Jenstet

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 09:20 AM

This is something I can help with. I had a teacher in elementary school who taught us a song. We used to have races to see who could sing it the fastest. Not sure of the official name of the song but "Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the lord"

aboard
about
above
across
after
against
along
amid
amoung
around
at
before
behind
below
beneath
beside
between
beyond
but
by
down
during (dur-ring)
except
for
from
in
into
like
near
of
off
on
over
past
since
through
thoughout
to
towards
under
underneath
until
unto
up
upon
with
within
without

does this help? I think those are all the words. It may be one of those times that I was singing something different from everyone else. It was 5th grade or so.

#3 Laurie in VA

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 09:28 AM

That's great! Thanks so much :)

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 09:29 AM

WT2 has you memorize them with a yankee doodle tune. Personally I think it's better to just know how to recognize a prep and distinguish it from an adverb or something else, since some of the words overlap (can be both).

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 09:30 AM

We used this poem:

Until by into after from
Across against with toward on
Among around along of to
Beside beyond below at through

Upon in for beneath between
Behind before without within
Up over under down about
Since underneath except throughout

Above, past, during, inside, near,
Off, out, outside. It’s really clear
You know a lot of prepositions.
Now share this poem you're on a mission!

I don't know where I got it from, so I can't give proper credit; it's not mine though, but it works.

#6 Laurie in VA

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 09:41 AM

We used this poem: ...it's not mine though, but it works.


Ooooh! I like that one also! Thanks!

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 10:13 AM

Shurley English has a jingle CD that contains these. That is how DS learned. I think you can find the CD cheap if you buy them alone.

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 11:50 AM

Personally I think it's better to just know how to recognize a prep and distinguish it from an adverb or something else, since some of the words overlap (can be both).


I agree here. There are a lot of words in these lists that are not always prepositions. They can be adverbs or subordinating conjunctions. I don"t have a problem with kids memorizing them, but they need to understand that to be a preposition, the word has to be in a prepositional phrase (begin with a preposition, end wirh a noun or pronoun, and anything in between has to be a modifier for the noun). Otherwise, it's not a preposition, no matter what list it's on.

For example:

I picked flowers before my nap. ("before" is a preposition)
I picked flowers before. ("before" is an adverb)
I picked flowers before I went to church. ("before" is a subordinating conjuction)

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 05:56 PM

When we did FLL I just did it to the tune Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush. This was a great way to learn them.

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 05:59 PM

Personally I think it's better to just know how to recognize a prep and distinguish it from an adverb or something else, since some of the words overlap (can be both).


I agree, and for what it's worth, not a one of my three older guys remembers even the tiniest bit of the "preposition list" I forced them to memorize. Nor do I, for that matter. It just became one, long meaningless ditty for us.


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Posted 18 March 2008 - 06:02 PM

:iagree: With OhElizabeth

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 10:46 PM

I made up a preposition bingo game using this website:

http://www.teach-nol...aterials/bingo/

You can see my sample here:
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I then printed all of the prepositions (after typing them up in Word) and cut them up into little cards. I printed all of this on cardstock.

I also made a preposition find worksheet which can be downloaded here:
http://www.savefile.com/files/1449328

#13 Laurie in VA

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 08:31 AM

We used this poem:

Until by into after from
Across against with toward on
Among around along of to
Beside beyond below at through

Upon in for beneath between
Behind before without within
Up over under down about
Since underneath except throughout

Above, past, during, inside, near,
Off, out, outside. It’s really clear
You know a lot of prepositions.
Now share this poem you're on a mission!


Thanks, Beth! DD has decided that she likes this the best so that is what we'll learn :001_smile:

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 05:34 PM

The tunes are catchy, the songs are well done, and my dc love them. The Cd also contains the poetry selections from, as well as the fables, and songs for learning helping verbs, state of being verbs, pronouns, conjunctions and articles.

It's well done!

Here's a link

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 12:08 AM

all my students regardless of age use the FLL Cd to learn the prepositions. It is fabulous.

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 11:30 AM

We used this poem:

Until by into after from
Across against with toward on
Among around along of to
Beside beyond below at through

Upon in for beneath between
Behind before without within
Up over under down about
Since underneath except throughout

Above, past, during, inside, near,
Off, out, outside. It’s really clear
You know a lot of prepositions.
Now share this poem you're on a mission!

I don't know where I got it from, so I can't give proper credit; it's not mine though, but it works.


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Posted 25 March 2008 - 08:52 AM

One of the Veggie Tales DVDs, (Sumo of the Opera), has a great "Silly Song" medley entitiled "Schoolhouse Polka." It has a song about homophones, followed by others, including a preposition song. Lots of fun, and very catchy!



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