Prepositions

"Riding Through the City"



Teach prepositional phrases for the Common Core with this video. Follow the story of a boy, his dog and a bully named Mike to learn how to use prepositions to tell a story. Students will learn to recognize prepositions like "through," "past" and "during" and can try their hand at creating their own prepositional phrases.





Yo. You kids know about prepositions? Well, this story’s filled with prepositions. Check it out.

I woke up. Got out of bed,
Put my favorite cap on my head.
Grabbed my dog's leash in my hand,
While I tied the other end to him.
Got onto the skateboard, I hopped,
And my dog started running down the block.
My dog moves fast like a bobsled,
At least that's what my mom said.

My dog sped across the street,
I was being dragged fast, trying not to freak.
Then he ran past Mike, a bully I hate,
Mike got on his bike, and he started to chase.
Instead of stopping, my dog kept going,
He ran through a park, and he wasn't slowing.
Mike was chasing after us,
I tried to leave him in the dust, but I guess I needed a...

Prep-prep-prep-prep-preposition,
It tells you about a thing and its position.
When it went down, so now listen,
If you’re riding through the city then you're not missing a... (x2)


We kept skating, and son, you'd be amazed,
That I saw more than one prepositional phrase:
I went underneath a bridge; it was over water.
It helped us lose Mike so we went a bit farther.
We kept going and didn't want to stop,
Until the moment that we got to the ice cream shop.
Two scoops on top of the cone,
Sprinkles all over it, holmes!

After that we headed home,
Towards the spot where I rest my dome.
But during the ride, my dog got loose,
He ran up to a guy and started sniffing the dude.
I grabbed his leash awfully tight,
I saw my dog was standing underneath Mike.
Fast forward ten year later,
Mike and I own a pet shop in Decatur.

Prep-prep-prep-prep-preposition,
It tells you about a thing and its position.
When it went down, so now listen,
If you’re riding through the city then you're not missing a... (x2)

This song covers common prepositions. Prepositions are small words with a big job: they demonstrate temporal, spatial or logical relationships of a word to the rest of the sentence. In other words, prepositions tell you where something is happening, when it happened, or how it happened. In each clickable lyric, you'll find the prepositional phrase, with the preposition in bold.

Out of bed

On my head

In my hand

To him

Onto the skateboard

Down the block

Like a bobsled

Across the street

Past Mike

On his bike

Instead of stopping

Through a park

After us

In the dust

See if you can identify the prepositional phrases. Here's a hint: you can click on them.

Underneath a bridge

Over water

Until the moment that we got to the ice cream shop.

On top of the cone

All over it

After that

Toward the spot

During the ride

Up to a guy

Underneath Mike

In Decatur
For the following five questions, identify the preposition in each sentence.
Ready... Set... Go!
Got out of bed.
Got out of bed.
Put my favorite cap on my head.
Put my favorite cap on my head.
He ran through a park.
He ran through a park.
Mike was chasing after us.
Mike was chasing after us.
I went underneath a bridge.
I went underneath a bridge.
For the next five questions, identify the prepositional phrase.
Ready... Set... Go!
It was over water.
It was over water.
After that we headed home.
After that we headed home.
During the ride, my dog got loose.
During the ride, my dog got loose.
He ran up to a guy.
He ran up to a guy.
I saw my dog was standing underneath Mike.
I saw my dog was standing underneath Mike.

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