Archive for the ‘Prepositions of Time’ Category

A couple of years ago I used a very short PowerPoint presentation on The Eight Parts of Speech. I made the presentation available to my students so that those who were confused about nouns, verbs, etc. could refer to it. I then decided that an expanded interactive presentation might be more beneficial. I also did not want to be tied to the traditional categories used in grammar.

I have now “completed” the expanded interactive version; however, as you can see from the title of the presentation, after some exploration, I decided to organize the presentation in the old, traditional way. While the categorization is old and traditional, the presentation of the material is not. The presentation is an interactive PowerPoint that allows students to follow their curiostiy by clicking on buttons. The second page of the presentation is “home,” and from there students can click on the part of speech that they would like to learn more about. I have also included an index. The icon for the index is in the upper right hand corner. Buttons in the bottom middle of the pages allow students to go back to the sections within the presentation.

In the future, I plan to expand some of the sections of the presentation. For prepositions of orientation, in particular, I imagine that  photos demonstrating the meanings of the words would be very helpful.



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Here are more portable flashcards. This time they are for working on prepositions of time. We are using these in my writing class in the context of working on paragraphs that use time order. They are available in two formats. One is for students who would like to view them on their mobile devices and the other is for students who would like to view them on computer monitors.

Cards for iPods or Mobile Devices with Photo Browsing Capability

I put this message on my Blackboard site: If you have an iPod or a mobile phone that allows you to browse photos, you can put these flashcards on your mobile device. Simply save this zipped folder. Then put the cards on your iPod or mobile phone the same way that you put photos on these devices. Then, you can review these prepositions anywhere that you go!

Flashcards for Mobile Devices

Cards on Slideshare

I put this message on my Blackboard site: If you don’t have an iPod or a mobile phone that allows you to browse photos, you can view the same flashcards as above at this internet site. Just click on this link to see the cards.




Today during the break in my writing class, one of my students asked me to remind her how to put the flashcards  on her iPod. That made me very happy!

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