I read it is good to have students memorize the prepositions, so I was looking for some kind of memory aid or chant online. There is a list sung to the tune of Yankee Doodle which seems to be very popular--maybe every grammar teacher except me knows about this.
Here is a site with several youtube videos of kids singing it, all the way up to an 8th grade group. Too cute!
For some reason I can't get it very loud to quite hear exactly how the words go with the tune. When I try to do it with the list, I have words left at the end. But I think this would be so much fun for the kids and will keep practicing I wish I could play it for class, but I don't even have speakers for the lone computer in my room, much less a projector. We don't have access to a computer lab, either. So it's me on stage
Here are the prepositions in the order for the tune:
It's always fun to discover something that's new to you, isn't it?
I remember getting excited to hear a new way to get kids to use prepositions when I first heard this in a workshop several years ago. I've used it for several years, now and my students giggle when they relate it to "Barney, the purple dinosaur". Since I'm not a Barney fan, I just laugh it off and get them to sing along!
Here's a copy that you might want to hand out to your students if you want to give it a try. (I didn't take the time to see if it matches the list you posted, but it still works to the tune.) There are 2 per page in this attachment, but I'll attach the full-page size on the next post.
I checked and found that the words on this version don't match the words in the order you posted.
Actually, now that I think of it, I think there have been other posts about a preposition song. I may have posted this on one of those threads a while back. Maybe you'll find other versions in a search if you want to check them out.
The prepositions together with the lyrics were a huge help and it went great today. The kids turned the paper over after a few run thoughs and could already randomly name so many.
jch -- love having a different version because I will loop with some of my 6th graders next year and prepositions are of course still in the curriculum, so will have a new twist on the song we did before.