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- Parent & Afterschool Resources | 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.
- Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades 3 – 5 | Activity & Project
Write "Moving" Sports Poetry
We've all heard the expression “poetry in motion”—this activity gets children writing poems about grace and movement using photos of athletes.
- Classroom Resources | 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.
- Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades 2 – 6 | Activity & Project
Batter Up! Telling Sports Stories With Trading Cards
Summer is the time for baseball! Through the retelling of the1941 baseball season, children will see two legendary players as characters and can create trading cards that highlight these players.
- Parent & Afterschool Resources | 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.
- Classroom Resources | Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
A Race With Grace: Sports Poetry in Motion
In this lesson, athletics, aesthetics, and poetics intersect in new ways as developing literacy learners experiment together with the forms of language.
- Parent & Afterschool Resources | 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.
- Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades K – 5 | Podcast Episode
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
'Tis the season...for baseball! Engage your sports fans with these books about America's favorite pastime.
- Classroom Resources | Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
For Argument’s Sake: Playing "Devil’s Advocate" with Nonfiction Texts
Students learn how to play "devil’s advocate" by evaluating sports reforms, reading an engaging non-fiction article, and participating in a town hall meeting in which they represent the interests of various stakeholders to generate debate and develop critical thinking skills.
- Classroom Resources | 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.