1. Topic-
How to Throw a Ball
2. Content-
Hop Scotch: Hop up and down, forward and back. Football: Bring knees up high as fast as they can. Homerun: Pretend to swing a bat, and then run a few steps; repeat. Rocky: Jab in the air. Jog: Light run.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
Standard 1: Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
Standard 2: Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.
Standard 5: Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.
4. Objectives-
1.Use the correct form to throw a ball.
2. Hit at or around intended target.
5. Materials and Aids-
CD player/Music, Balls, Bean Bags, Hoola Hoops, Pins, Duct tape, pre-measured marks for the three different centers (three feet, nine feet, 25 feet)
Safety: Personal space. Do not throw items at other students. Only aim at target. Do not hit other students. Watch out for flying balls.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

INSTANT ACTIVITY: Start music as soon as class comes into the gym (they will know what to do) and call out either "Jog" "Rocky" "Homerun" "Football" or "Hop Scotch" and the students will perform the appropriate task.

B. Development-

1. Demonstrate proper way to throw and steps associated.
a. Side to target (Point non throwing side to target)
b. Arm way back (Bring throwing arm way back behind your head)
c. Step (Step with opposite foot of throwing arm)
d. Follow through (Bring throwing arm all the way across your body)
2. Have a student demonstrate.

C. Practice-

Give students each a ball, have them spread out and throw the ball against a wall. Guide students through the steps as needed. Send students who are doing well (following all of the steps) to the next center.

D. Independent Practice-

1. Have students throw the ball into a hoola hoop that is duct taped to the wall. Have students first stand 3 feet away, once they have made it 5 times, move to 9 feet away, 5 times again, move to 18 feet away. Once they have made it ten times from 18 feet, go to next station.
2. Have pins, or something equivalent, set up. Have students throw the ball at the pins from 25 feet away. Once they have knocked all of the pins down, five times, they may move to the next center.
3. Students will have partners (teacher or aide if no other student is there) and they will each get different colored bean bags. They will play a game of tic-tac-toe with their partners standing a premeasured 25 feet away.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

Sizes of balls may vary. If the students have the correct form, but are not hitting their target, they may advance after ten correct form throws. Sizes of the squares for tic-tac-toe or the distance away from board may vary depending on student. May have flashing or beeping ball for visually impaired students, and can have him/her throw to a person who is clapping for aim.


Have students get with completely new partner and walk and talk for the last three minutes of class about the four steps, and their most challenging and/or favorite activity of the day.

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