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Learning 'In' and 'On'

Learn to use prepositions to show position.

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A pdf version of the lesson plan can be printed or saved on a PC or tablet. Supplemental Materials (Books and Smart Charts) for this lesson are listed below and are saved or printed separately. Smart Charts provide Unity icons for each lesson to assist with modeling target words.

Can-Do Activity Card

Learning 'In' and 'On'


Instructions

Use this card with the book “Learning In & On”. Take as long as you child needs to learn the skills. You may need to model the language multiple times for them to learn it. By modeling the language, you are motivating your child to learn. Try and talk about things that go throughout your day to ensure that the vocabulary is learned.

Steps

  1. Model the use of “in” and “on” with items in the room. Use toys that are similar to the ones in the book. Ask questions that can be answered with “in” or “on”.

  2. Play a game with the laundry basket. Take out an item of clothing and ask “Should I put it in or put it on?” Accept answer like “put in” or “put on”. Model and prompt if needed.

  3. Model and teach other prepositions that show position like “under” or “beside”. Speak and model phrases throughout the day like “put hat on head” or “put paper in trash”.

Other

  • Read the book, “Learning In & On”, multiple times each with a different purpose. Read the 1st time and have your child say the words “in” and “on” , 2nd time let them find as many words as they can.

Communication Partner Card

Learning 'In' and 'On'


Instructions

Print and make copies of this card to give to people working or interacting with your child. Ask them to help with the target goal by asking some simple questions. The more your child uses their device in different settings, the better communicator they will be. Fill in the blanks with your child’s name. Keep a copy of the book with your child to use during free time.

Steps

  1. If you are working with _____________, please have them use their device during the day to work on the prepositions with “in” and “on”. Have ____ use these words whenever possible throughout the day.

  2. Find pictures in the room, in other books or magazines that show position. This will allow ____ to see other examples of the words being used. Talk about what you find.

  3. Model and teach other prepositions that show position like “under” or “beside”. Speak and model phrases throughout the day like “put hat on head” or “put paper in trash”.

Other

  • During free time, read the book “Learning In & On ” with _________. Check with them to see if they have a copy with them. Have them fill in the words they know.

Supplemental Materials

Books