Mini Lesson #2: Singing
The focus of this mini lesson is for students to memorize prepositions in a unique manner. Nothing works more than singing a song to help students remember a list.
1. Assign students to write prepositions in alphabetical order.The list should include: aboard, about, above, across, after, against, along, among, around, at, before, behind, below, beneath, between, beyond, by, down, during, except, for, from, in, into, like, of, off, over, past, since, through, throughout, to, toward, under, underneath, until, up, upon, with, within, without.
2. Play the tune of 'Yankee Doodle Dandy' one time for students. Play the song again, only reciting the list to show students how the prepositions fit into the song. Continue playing the song until students are singing their lists as well.
3. Get creative with the song. Students may rap the words to tune or add other lyrics as reminders. Hold a competition for the most creative take on the song and reward winners.
4. Remind students to sing quietly or in their heads as they complete future activities and tests.