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Laurie in VA

Memorizing prepositions through song

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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?

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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.

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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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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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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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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)

 

Erin

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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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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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I made up a preposition bingo game using this website:

 

http://www.teach-nology.com/web_tools/materials/bingo/

 

You can see my sample here:

bingo_0001.jpg

 

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

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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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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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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.

 

Author: Tawn Bueltmann

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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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