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Students calculate baseball statistics and ball field dimensions. In this Pythagorean Theorem, percentages and metric conversion lesson, students are given formulas to find earned run and batting averages for White Sox baseball players. They also find the distance from bases using the Pythagorean Theorem and convert the answers to metric units.
This resource provides a quick summary of rules governing comparative and superlative verbs, both spelling and usage guidelines. Then learners practice with several exercises. First they write the comparative and superlative forms for eight adjectives. They adapt adjectives to fit the context of 16 sentences. Review the instructions for section B; they don't match the sentences provided, but it'd be easy to compensate with clear verbal directions. Finally they complete a 10-item review and assess segment.
The past, present, and future are waiting to be uncovered as learners practice expressing verb tense with a game. In pairs, or as a group, they assess each sentence and sort it into past, present, or future piles. The cards can be printed and laminated for continuous use at a learning station, learning activity time, or for whole-group instruction. The activity could also be used with your ELL pupils.
For this study of physical challenges and inventions worksheet, students take a letter home to their families explaining that they will be studying the affects of physical challenges and inventions that aid people who live with them. They receive a physical challenge card, and perform the indicated activity. They may have to wear a sleep mask to simulate blindness, and then, they attempt to eat in that situation.
Teach your young players the basic fundamentals of throwing overhand. Fundamental skills like these can be applied to throwing a baseball, softball, or football Show them proper foot position, weight distribution, and arm position. Discuss throwing for accuracy, as well as throwing for distance. There are several activities included that are designed to practice these beginning throwing skills.
Misplaced modifiers can alter the meaning of a sentence, and take away from a writer's intended message. Use the reference sheet and activity to show middle schoolers how to edit confusing sentences with misplaced modifiers. A great addition to your grammar lesson, or within a proofreading activity.