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Lesson Planning for Elementary Physical Education With Web Resource

Lesson Planning for Elementary Physical Education With Web Resource

Meeting the National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes

$77.95 CAD


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    Elementary school physical educators looking for expert guidance in designing lessons that are aligned with SHAPE America’s National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes 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, Lesson Planning for Elementary Physical Education is endorsed by SHAPE America. The text has 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 readers how to effectively develop their own lessons—and teachers can use those lessons to show their administrators that their program is designed to meet the specific outcomes developed by SHAPE America.

    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 of the 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. 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.

    Part I Foundations of Lesson Planning

    Chapter 1. Planning Lessons for Student Learning

    The 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 and Planning

    Teaching for Student Learning

    Grade-Level Outcomes Skill Progressions

    Chapter 3. Making the Most of Every Lesson

    Embedded Objectives

    Design Lessons for Positive Results

    Part II Lesson Plans

    Chapter 4. Health-Related Fitness

    The Concept of Physical Fitness

    Cardiorespiratory Endurance

    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. Movement Concepts

    Self- and General Space








    Review of Concepts

    Chapter 6. Locomotor Skills

    Locomotor Skills





    Running or Jogging



    Review of Locomotors—Grades 1, 2

    Review of Locomotors—Grade 3

    Jumping and Landing: Distance

    Jumping and Landing: Height

    Jumping and Landing—Grade 3

    Building a Dance

    Chapter 7. Non-Locomotor Skills

    Balance—Grade K

    Balance—Grades 1, 2

    Inverted Balances

    Curling, Stretching, Twisting Actions

    Balance—Grade 3

    Weight Transfer—Grades K-2

    Weight Transfer-Grades 2,3

    Weight Transfer—Grade 3

    Balances and Weight Transfer: Building a Sequence

    Balances and Weight Transfer: Low Equipment

    Balances and Weight Transfer: Apparatus

    Chapter 8. Manipulative Skills

    Throwing and Catching

    • Underhand Throw—Grades K-2

    • Underhand Throw—Grades 3-5

    • Catching—Grades K-2

    • Catching—Grades 2, 3

    • Catching—Grades 4, 5

    • Overhand Throw—Grades 2-4

    • Overhand Throw—Grades 4, 5

    • Passing and Catching—Grades 4, 5

    • Passing and Catching—Grade 5


    • Along the ground—Grades K-2

    • Ground and 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


    • Underhand volley—Grades K-2

    • Underhand volley—Grades 3, 4 (5 application)

    • Volley overhead—Grades 4, 5

    • Volley overhead—Grade 5

    Striking With Short Implements

    • Grades K-2

    • Grades 3-5

    • Grades 4, 5

    Striking With Short Implements

    • Bats—Grades 2, 3

    • Bats—Grades 4, 5

    • Bats—Grade 5

    • Hockey, Badminton, Tennis—Grades 3-5

    • Jumping Rope

    • Grades K-2

    • Grades 3-5

    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.


    Web Resource
    The web resource features a digital version of all the lesson plans in the book. Teachers also are able to access the lesson plans using a mobile device, and they can download the plans to their device to use later or to print out.

    All ancillary materials for this text are FREE to course adopters and available online at