Writing a story with prepositions

This lesson looks at how you might use your knowledge of prepositions and preposition phrases to write a short story aimed at children.

Goals

Lesson Plan

The teacher explains that today, we will write a story for children. First, look at We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen, a classic, effective children's story. It's performed on YouTube here. This is an example of how one writer makes his narrative exciting and engaging for young readers and listeners:

Your students' task is to write a story for children about a journey to find a hidden treasure. In the Activity page in the right hand menu, you can display a list of prepositions for your students to use. That list also appears in the handout that can be downloaded and printed from the bottom of the page. After the list of prepositions is a list of noun phrases.

Students can join a preposition with a noun phrase to form a preposition phrase, for example:

Students should also feel free to make up their own noun phrases if they wish. They should try to use as many preposition phrases as possible, and aim to write about 200–300 words.

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Writing a story with prepositions: Activity

Prepositions

into
around
across
between
at
along
out of
beside
in
through
down
under
near
behind
above
away from
up
towards
over
inside
to
below

Noun phrases

an incredibly long bridge
a treacherous bog
an overgrown path
the Jagged Mountains
a gnarly old oak tree
a winding lane
a steep hill
a barbed-wire fence
the Grizzly Giant's castle
a ruler-straight road
the Rushalong River
a long narrow tunnel
a thorny thicket
a tiny cottage
a massive iron gate guarded by lions
the Forest of Gloom
the Cave of Bats

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