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Episode 34 — Take Me Out to the Ball Game

 

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Chatting About Books: Recommendations for Young Readers

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Grades K – 5
Podcast Series Chatting About Books: Recommendations for Young Readers
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Duration 10:10
Original Air Date Published May 06, 2011

Music in this podcast is provided by Freeplay Music.

 

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Lesson Plans

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Play Ball! Encouraging Critical Thinking Through Baseball Questions

Cooperation and critical thinking are the name of the game as students use baseball facts they find online to create trivia questions for a class Jeopardy game.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Swish! Pow! Whack! Teaching Onomatopoeia Through Sports Poetry

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.

 

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Calendar Activities

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 31

Jackie Robinson was born on this day in 1919.

Students read messages sent to the White House from Jackie Robinson and discuss his role as an athlete and a civil rights activist, as well as the role of athletes in society.

 

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Activities & Projects

Grades   5 – 10  |  Activity & Project

Play Ball! Read and Write Sports Trivia

Look at different online baseball trivia questions to see how they are written. Then have children write their own questions and play a trivia game.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Activity & Project

That Sounds Fun! Sound Words and Sports Poetry

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.

 

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