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Lesson Planning for Elementary Physical Education eBook With Web Resource

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    Elementary school physical educators looking for expert guidance in delivering and designing lessons that are aligned with SHAPE America’s National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education need look no further.

    Lesson Planning for Elementary Physical Education works in tandem with SHAPE America’s National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education and The Essentials of Teaching Physical Education to provide the knowledge base and practical strategies for creating high-quality elementary physical education curricula.

    Key Benefits
    Written by master teachers and edited by the team who oversaw the creation of the National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education, the text offers the following features:
    • 65 lessons that foster the achievement of physical literacy for children in grades K-5
    • Numerous learning experiences that engage students in the psychomotor, cognitive, and affective domains
    • Curriculum design based on student growth
    • Sequential lessons leading to mature patterns of motor performance
    • An introductory chapter on the key points for the grade span, putting the lessons in context and providing a road map for planning curriculum, units, and lessons
    • Instruction on creating high-quality lessons that reach the desired objectives
    Flexible Lessons
    Teachers can use the lessons as presented or modify them to meet local needs. The lessons provide a structure for teachers to follow in developing their own learning experiences and curricula. For PE majors and minors, the lessons provide the ideal starting point in learning how to plan and deliver effective lessons to become proficient teachers, not just managers of activity. In addition, all lessons and learning experiences reflect best practices in instruction and include scripted cues.

    The text shows how to develop effective lessons, which teachers can use to show administrators that their programs are designed to meet the National Standards for K-12 Physical Education.

    Web Resource
    Lesson Planning for Elementary Physical Education is supported by a web resource that contains digital versions of all the lesson plans in the book. Teachers can access the lesson plans through a mobile device, and they can download the plans to use later or to print.

    Overview of Contents
    Part I of the text offers readers a solid foundation in lesson planning. The authors explore the elements of planning lessons for student learning, show how to meet the National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes, and guide readers in making the most of every lesson. In part II, readers have access to K-5 lesson plans in health-related fitness, movement concepts, locomotor skills, nonlocomotor skills, and manipulative skills for elementary physical education.

    Lesson Structure
    Each lesson corresponds to a category within the Grade-Level Outcomes. In addition, the lessons provide deliberate, progressive practice tasks and integrate appropriate assessments for evaluating and monitoring student progress and growth.

    Great for Current and Future Elementary Teachers
    Lesson Planning for Elementary Physical Education offers teachers the tools and resources they need in order to guide students toward physical literacy and physically active lifestyles throughout their adult lives. And it does so by aligning with SHAPE America’s National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education. As such, this is a great resource for both current and future elementary physical education and classroom teachers.


    Text for undergraduate physical education methods and pedagogy courses. Reference for elementary physical education and classroom teachers.

    Table of Contents

    Part I Foundations of Lesson Planning
    Chapter 1. Planning Lessons for Student Learning
    Importance of Teaching for Student Learning
    Factors Influencing Student Learning
    Organization of Lesson Plans
    The Art of Teaching
    Chapter 2. Meeting the National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes in Elementary School
    Curriculum Guidelines
    Teaching for Learning
    Skill Progressions, Critical Elements, and Cues
    Chapter 3. Making the Most of Every Lesson
    Embedded Objectives
    Designing Lessons for Positive Results
    Part II Lesson Plans
    Chapter 4. Teaching for Competency in Health-Related Fitness
    Concept of Physical Fitness—Grades 3, 4
    Cardiorespiratory Endurance—Grades 3, 4
    Health-Related Fitness Assessment—Grade 3
    Health-Related Fitness Assessment—Grades 4, 5
    Nutrition and Physical Activity—Grades 1-3
    Nutrition and Physical Activity—Grades 4, 5
    Physical Activity—Grades K-3
    Physical Activity—Grades 4, 5
    Chapter 5. Teaching for Competency in Movement Concepts
    Self-Space and General Space—Grades K-3
    Directions—Grades K-2
    Pathways—Grades K-2
    Levels—Grades K-2
    Shapes—Grades K, 1
    Time—Grades K-2
    Force—Grades K-2
    Flow—Grades 2, 3
    Review of Movement Concepts—Grade 3
    Chapter 6. Teaching for Competency in Locomotor Skills
    Locomotor Skills
    Hopping—Grades K-3
    Jumping—Grades K-3
    Galloping—Grades K-3
    Sliding—Grades K-3
    Running—Grades K-3
    Skipping—Grades K-3
    Leaping—Grades 2, 3
    Review of Locomotors—Grades 1, 2
    Review of Locomotors—Grade 3
    Jumping and Landing: Distance—Grades 1, 2
    Jumping and Landing: Height—Grades 1, 2
    Jumping and Landing—Grade 3
    Building a Dance—Grades K-5
    Chapter 7. Teaching for Competency in Nonlocomotor Skills
    Concept of Balance—Grade K
    Concept of Balance—Grades 1, 2
    Inverted Balances—Grade 2
    Curling, Stretching, and Twisting Actions—Grades K-2 and Beyond
    Balance—Grade 3
    Weight Transfer—Grades K-2
    Weight Transfer—Grades 2, 3
    Weight Transfer—Grade 3
    Balances and Weight Transfers: Building a Sequence—Grades 3-5
    Balances and Weight Transfers on Low Equipment—Grades 3-5
    Balances and Weight Transfers on Apparatus—Grades 3-5
    Chapter 8. Teaching for Competency in Manipulative Skills
    Throwing and Catching
              Throwing Underhand—Grades K-2           
              Throwing Underhand—Grades 3-5
              Catching—Grades K-2
              Catching—Grades 2, 3
              Catching—Grades 4, 5
              Throwing Overhand—Grades 2-4
              Throwing Overhand—Grades 4, 5
              Passing and Catching—Grades 4, 5
              Passing and Catching in Dynamic Environments—Grade 5
              Kicking Along the Ground—Grades K-2
              Kicking Along the Ground and in the Air—Grades 2-4
              Punting—Grades 3-5
              Dribbling With Feet—Grades K-2
              Dribbling With Feet—Grades 2-4
              Kicking—Grade 5
    Dribbling with Hands
              Grades K-2
              Grades 3, 4
              Grade 5
              Volleying Underhand—Grades K-2
              Volleying Underhand, With a Bounce—Grades 3, 4 (5 application)
              Volleying Overhead—Grades 4, 5
              Volleying Overhead—Grade 5
    Striking With Short Implements
              Underhand—Grades K-2
              Sidearm Pattern—Grades 3-5
              Sidearm Pattern—Grades 4, 5
    Striking With Short Implements
              Bats—Grades 2, 3
              Bats—Grades 4, 5
              Hockey—Grades 3-5
              Badminton, Tennis—Grades 4, 5         
    Jumping Rope
              Grades K-2
              Grades 3-5
    Appendix A Scope & Sequence for K-12 Physical Education
    Appendix B Sample Yearlong Lesson-Planning Schedules
    About the Authors
    About SHAPE America


    Shirley Holt/Hale, PhD, is a retired physical educator from Linden Elementary School in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where she taught physical education for 38 years. Dr. Holt/Hale is a former National Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year and has served as president of both the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (now SHAPE America) and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education.She is the coauthor of Children Moving: A Reflective Approach to Teaching Physical Education (in its ninth edition), and a contributing author for three other texts. She served as a member of the task force for the revision of the National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education. Dr. Holt/Hale is a consultant in elementary physical education curriculum, assessment, and curriculum mapping throughout the United States.

    Tina J. Hall, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of health and human performance at Middle Tennessee State University. She taught elementary and middle school physical education for 18 years and has been in physical education teacher education since 2003. Dr. Hall has conducted numerous curriculum and content workshops and in-services for physical education teachers across the nation. She is the coauthor of Schoolwide Physical Activity: A Comprehensive Guide to Designing and Conducting Programs and Teaching Children Gymnastics. Dr. Hall is also an author of several articles in refereed publications.