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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Swish! Pow! Whack! Teaching Onomatopoeia Through Sports Poetry
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Four 50-minute sessions|
Grades 4 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students will be motivated to share their poetry through an online tool the features recording and animation.
Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
The Flip Book is designed to allow users to type and illustrate tabbed flip books up to ten pages long. Students and teachers can use the flip book for taking notes while reading, making picture books, collecting facts, or creating question and answer booklets.
Grades 3 – 8 | Calendar Activity |  August 14
In small groups or individually, students make baseball cards for the players in the poem "Casey at the Bat." Students can use a word processor or the Character Trading Cards interactive to create their cards.
Grades K – 12 | Calendar Activity |  February 7
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
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.
Grades 5 – 8 | Calendar Activity |  November 6
Students look at Naismith's original 13 rules for basketball and write about the rules and how they have changed in small groups.
ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS
Grades 6 – 8 | Activity & Project
In this activity, children and teens use their experiences playing or watching sporting events (or other types of outdoor games) to write poems that are full of the sounds of the games.
Grades K – 5 | Podcast Episode
'Tis the season...for baseball! Engage your sports fans with these books about America's favorite pastime.
Grades 6 – 12 | Podcast Episode
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.