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Prepositions in the Big City
Prepositions in the Big City
Beth Hendricks
Saturday, November 17, 2018

Language Arts students in Mrs. Hendricks' class have been working on expanding sentences using prepositional phrases.   A little healthy competition has a way of making grammar a bit more fun and even increasing rigor!  With that in mind, students were challenged to use a drawing of a busy street in the big city to write masterpiece sentences.  They had already developed a lengthy list of possible preposition words for both time and space.  To up the ante, they had to use as many different prepositions as possible within a tight time limit.   Discussion has a way of increasing creativity and learning so students collaborated with a partner, after a brief period of brainstorming their own descriptions of the scene.  By the time they shared out with the whole class, nearly every preposition on the list had been used in a sentence describing the picture. In addition, some very complex sentence structures had been developed, which brought about some great discussion about punctuation.  They even learned a little something about masstransit in the big city after some lively debate about the picture.   

Thinking about a score and attempting to earn a 4 was not even on their radar, but they hit that mark anyway.  You may be curious about who won the competition.  I don't know.  In the end, no one even asked.   I'd say we all won!