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Episode 53 — More Than Sports Stories
|Grades||6 – 12|
|Podcast Series||Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers
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|Original Air Date||Published August 07, 2012|
Music in this podcast is courtesy of Scott Andrew.
Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students explore poetry about sports, looking closely at the use of onomatopoeia. After viewing a segment of a sporting event, students create their own onomatopoeic sports poems.
Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
In this lesson, athletics, aesthetics, and poetics intersect in new ways as developing literacy learners experiment together with the forms of language.
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 3 – 5 | Activity & Project
We've all heard the expression “poetry in motion”—this activity gets children writing poems about grace and movement using photos of athletes.