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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases

Grade: 6th Grade



Students understand the function of and use the conventions of academic language when speaking and writing. Students will continue to apply earlier standards with greater complexity.




use and understand the function of the following parts of speech in the context of reading, writing, and speaking:
(i) verbs (irregular verbs and active and passive voice);
(ii) non-count nouns (e.g., rice, paper);
(iii) predicate adjectives (She is intelligent.) and their comparative and superlative forms (e.g., many, more, most);
(iv) conjunctive adverbs (e.g., consequently, furthermore, indeed);
(v) prepositions and prepositional phrases to convey location, time, direction, or to provide details;
(vi) indefinite pronouns (e.g., all, both, nothing, anything);
(vii) subordinating conjunctions (e.g., while, because, although, if); and
(viii) transitional words and phrases that demonstrate an understanding of the function of the transition related to the organization of the writing (e.g., on the contrary, in addition to);

6th Grade Writing - Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases Lesson
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