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Adapted Physical Education Lesson Plan Ideas: Softball Skills
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 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.
Softball - Team Sports 2
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.
In this language arts worksheet, students read the story about the girl making the softball team and then answer seven multiple choice questions.
Lesson Plan - Bunting in Softball
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.
Globe Skills Lesson 10 Apollo 11
Students develop their globe skills. In this geography skills instructional activity, students use a globe and a softball to replicate distance between the earth and its moon.
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."
How Far Can You Throw?
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.
What Size Is It Anyway?
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!
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.
Striking: Accuracy and Power
Students gain an understanding of the concept of accuracy and power as it relates to the length of striking implements used.
Oh Baby, You Move Me!
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.
Exploring Scale And Ratio
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.
The Feature Story
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.
Striking - Toss and Hit
Help your young athletes practice hitting a ball with these fun activities. Bring in all kinds of soft bats and soft balls. Experiment with hitting balls using different size bats. Work on hand-eye coordination. Teach them the optimum zone and time in which to hit the ball. Have them try hitting a fly ball, hitting a line drive, and hitting a ground ball. A great introduction to a baseball or softball unit!
Who's On First
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.
Seventh graders participate in a mini-olympics, each representing a different country. They research their country's population, culture, language, food and government. They create a bio sheet using their research information. They compete in track and field activities winning medals for first, second and third place.
Students practice using the tool of remote telescopes in order to make observations in space. The lesson plan includes the best times of year to make observations. They use the internet to obtain information and to initiate the use of the telescope.
Eleventh graders investigate the physics of motion. For this physics lesson, 11th graders conduct two experiments dealing with projectile motion, the softball throw and the rolling ball. They collect data and analyze their data to correlate it to the formula of motion.
Sentence Completion 10
Can your English language learners pick up on the subtle hints imbedded in each sentence? There are eight sentences provided, and your learner must read each and identify the best possible answer from five multiple-choice options provided. Vocabulary words include gracious, mediocre, reluctant, and oppression.