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Play Ball! Read and Write Sports Trivia
How many feet are between home plate and first base? What was Babe Ruth’s batting average? Using baseball as an example, this activity has children look at and compare trivia questions to see how they are written. They then write their own questions and play a trivia game.
To learn to write well, children need to understand the idea of audience and purpose. They need to learn to think about who will be reading what they write, how they can write in a way that best explains what they are trying to say, and what their reason is for writing. Writing trivia questions can help improve these skills in a fun way.
This activity was modified from the ReadWriteThink lesson plan “Play Ball! Encouraging Critical Thinking Through Baseball Questions.”