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Preposition Song
Old 11-09-2009, 08:48 PM
 
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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!

http://theapple.monster.com/training...eposition-song

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:

about
above
across
after
along
among
around
at

before
beside
between against
within
without
beneath
through

during
under
in
into
over
of
off
to
toward

up
on
near
for
from
except

by
with
behind
below
down.


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Been using it for several years...
Old 11-09-2009, 09:31 PM
 
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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.
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Full page version of preposition song
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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.
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Preposition Song with Yankee Doodle Lyric
Old 11-11-2009, 07:48 PM
 
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Hi MiddinlingAZ!
In reply to your 'chit chat' message, I got this page together for you.

I placed the prepositions above the corresponding lines in the "Yankee Doodle" song. Maybe this will help.
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Preposition Song
Old 11-11-2009, 08:13 PM
 
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My preposition song goes to the tune of Yankee Doodle also. I got my list from Easy Grammar.

THE PREPOSITION SONG
About, above, across, after,
Against, along, amid,
Among, around, atop, and at
These are some prepositions.

Before, behind, below, beneath,
Beside, between, beyond,
By, concerning, down, and during,
These are prepositions.

Except, for, from, past, since, regarding
Like, near, of and off
On and onto, out and outside
In and inside, into.

Through and throughout, to and toward
Under, underneath,
Up, upon, until, within,
Without, with, over THE END!


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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.

THANKS THANKS THANKS
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