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This presentation is set up to teach the rules of softball play in a PE class. It is very thorough and goes over all facets of playing the game for fun, while following the rules of the game. Using this presentation for class engagement is a great idea.
Interested in Special Olympics? Looking for an adapted PE lesson for throwing and batting? Here's a lesson based on the rules from Special Olympics for throwing and batting a softball. The rules are included in the lesson plan and they help to define the set-up of the skill drills. So if you need to adapt a PE lesson this one might be useful.
This softball presentation is incredibly complete in introducing all the basic components of the game. It has great definitions and pictures to go along with the terms used in the sport. The presentation starts off with a little bit of history about how the game got started and moves right in to explaining the vocabulary of softball: pitching, positions, batting, and fielding to name a few. This resource is worth checking out.
Sixth graders catch and throw balls at all levels high, medium, and low while counting their points up from the balls that they catch. They are asked the skills that they have already explored in softball from the previous class. Students are told that they are going to be playing a game called "Five Dollars."
Here you will find some great descriptions of how to perform the mechanics of the four different bunts used in softball. Not only does it have all the proper mechanics, but it also has an explanation for the reasoning behind the use of each one of the bunts and the best time to use that bunt. There are also instructions for a few practice drills.
In this language arts worksheet, students read the story about the girl making the softball team and then answer seven multiple choice questions.
Students combine reading and physical education to reinforce what they've learned about positions on a baseball or softball field. They read and conduct a skit about baseball.
Young scholars observe and demonstrate striking, tossing, and fielding techniques to improve their baseball and softball skills. In small groups they participate in an activity in which a tosser throws two balls to a batter, while the batter needs to quickly determine which ball to strike. Students rotate from the batter position to fielding positions.
Use this creative activity to get your young athletes moving! Many baseball and softball coaches use this type of skill drill at practice. It improves hand-eye coordination and timing. If you are planning to use it in your PE class, use plastic bats and wiffle balls for safety reasons.
Students develop their globe skills. In this geography skills lesson, students use a globe and a softball to replicate distance between the earth and its moon.
Sixth graders take a turn throwing the basketball and softball. They measure the distance in feet and inches between the starting and landing points of the balls. The recorder will record the distance each ball was thrown next to each student's name. They then take turns until all the students have had an opportunity to throw the balls.
Students work in groups of four and throw a softball like a shot put. They record the distance of each of their group members' throws. They average the distances and compare their results with the other groups.
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.
A fabulous plan on teaching basic concepts of measurement to young learners. Pupils use nonstandard units to measure length, practice using a ruler and a yardstick, compare the length of two objects, and perform estimations of length. The activities are all clearly described. A terrific plan!
Students explore the game of cricket on a video, if possible, and describe their observations. After hey compare baseball, softball, and cricket, students divide into groups to research assigned topics such as the history of cricket, rules of cricket, rules of baseball, and rules of softball, as well as the role of players for each game. Students create a presentation for the class.
Students gain an understanding of the concept of accuracy and power as it relates to the length of striking implements used.
Fourth graders experiment with Newton's First Law of Motion; inertia. They define the property in their own words and provide examples of inertia in daily life.
Students measure the actual size and distance of the solar system using scale and ratio. They watch and discuss a video, create a distance-scale solar system model, and compare the scale sizes of planets to their actual sizes.
Students analyze a sports feature and write a feature story. In this feature story writing lesson, students classify three types of sports features and read examples of each. Students then work in small groups to write their own feature story.