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A Race With Grace: Sports Poetry in Motion

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A Race With Grace: Sports Poetry in Motion

Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 60-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Maureen Carroll

Pleasanton, California

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Student Interactives

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Doodle Splash

Doodle Splash combines the process of drawing with analytical thinking by pairing online drawing with writing prompts that encourage students to make connections between their visual designs and the text.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   5 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  November 6

James Naismith, inventor of the game of basketball, was born in 1861.

Students look at Naismith's original 13 rules for basketball and write about the rules and how they have changed in small groups.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  February 7

The Winter Olympics begin today!

Students explore a variety of themes such as peace, culture, motion, sports, and competition, using the 2014 Winter Olympics games in Sochi as the backdrop.

 

Grades   3 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 6

The first woman swam the English Channel in 1926.

Students brainstorm a list of famous athletic competitors and establish criteria for what makes an athlete "famous." Students then forecast which of today's athletes will still be remembered in 75 to 100 years.

 

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PODCAST EPISODES

Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode

More Than Sports Stories

Tune in to hear about works of sports fiction and nonfiction that explore issues of identity and belonging, courage and equal rights, and changes over time in American history and culture.

 

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