Baseball Opening Day

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  1. Mr. D.

    Mr. D. Rookie

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    I'm wondering if anyone has any lessons they use that tie into baseball? I teach sixth grade language arts and tomorrow is our first day back from spring break. The kids are always excited about the baseball season starting and I would love to build on that excitement in the classroom.
     
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  3. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    How about how to read a box score?

    Biographies of famous baseball players?
     
  4. Loomistrout

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    Baseball!

    Assign groups of students (or individual) to RTFO (Read To Find Out) a section (pages) of text -- like divide a chapter by topics etc. Pass out cards (4x6). Each student writes four questions from reading and answers on back of card. Question 1 is recall and equals a single. Question 2 can be compare/contrast = double. Q3 paraphrase = triple. Q4 Inference = HR. Divide class in half. Draw diamond on board. Half class plays against other half. Captains choose pitcher (reads question) and batter (chooses "pitch" - single, double etc.). Play continues like baseball -- 3 outs etc. Option-- can have students use text to find answer (timed) then call on batter.
     
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    I always read Casey At the Bat on opening day. Then I'm going to have my students write a poem about baseball - something out of one of the old Mailbox books where the poem is written on the baseball diamond.
     

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