I work with following directions and understanding concepts with many of my preschool and kindergarten populations. Prepositions are great to target for both receptive and expressive goals as they are consistently used throughout the day.
This prepositions checklist with both receptive and expressive applications is super handy to whip out. Use the receptive list to see how many prepositions your student can understand, and then use the expressive checklist to see if they can name and identify prepositions. I have broken the checklist down into the 3 main types of prepositions; location, time and direction for a better understanding.
The Common Core Standards for Kindergarten refer to the use of prepositions:
L.K.1e Use the most frequently occurring prepositions (e.g., to, from, in, out, on, off, for, of, by, with).
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