Lesson/Unit Summary:  Students take the role of detectives and use prepositions of location to provide clues to help solve suspected crimes.

Level of Students: Senior Primary 

Lesson Duration: 65 minutes

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the meaning and the use of prepositions of location (e.g. in, on, next to, between, etc.) for describing the location of different objects/people.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the meaning of the vocabulary related to crimes (e.g. murder, detective, blood, gun, knife, etc.).
  3. Use prepositions of location to describe the location of objects.

Lesson Plan: Prepositions of Location (Senior Primary)

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We would like to express our gratitude to Ms Koung Sing Wai for sending us her original lesson plan and allowing us to make modifications to it. 

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Koung, S. W. (2020). Prepositions of location. Retrieved from

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