1. Topic-
2. Content-
OAKSPE Modified Softball Rules
Key Vocabulary:
Force Out, Tag Out, Strike Out, Fly Out, Ground Out, Foul Out, "Throw the Bat" Out, "3 Pitch" Out
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. To apply softball rules, body mechanics and strategy to a softball game.
2. To administer proper etiquette and sportsmanship throughout.
4. Objectives-
1. The students will be able to perform and conduct a softball game by themselves with conflict resolution strategies built into the framework measured by teacher observation from afar.
5. Materials and Aids-
3 bases, 1 homeplate, one Incrediball 9" softball, 2 sizes of bats for differentiated instruction, left and right handed leather fielding gloves.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

Today will be the second half and culminating end to a two day softball game that took place Wednesday 1-26-2011. The captains were to take copious notes of exactly the situation they left behind on Wed 1-26.

B. Development-

Modeling and demonstration have already been done at this stage and now the students have to perform the behavior by themselves with the teacher at one game and observing the other game from a distance of 40 meters.

C. Practice-

1. The teacher will be conducting guided practice at one diamond as the all-time pitcher, while the other students have independent practice with the teacher monitoring from a distance.

D. Independent Practice-

1.The students at the far field will be conducting the game as independent practice with minimal teacher interaction to promote autonomy and responsibility.
2. Furthermore, when a conflict arises, it is the aim of the lesson for the student captains to resolve the conflict by themselves quickly, quietly and safely.
3. This is the most advanced stage of the lesson. The students at the far field must evaluate the outcomes in a fair manner without the teacher impeding their individual work.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Some students are afforded more than 3 pitches.
2. Some students are given alternate equipment to better suit their physical needs.

F. Checking for understanding-

1.Feedback is given directly to the students as the game progresses.
2. Students working on their independent practice are complimented on their autonomy and success.
3. Students who clearly make an error in judgment while performing, are explained in a non-humiliating fashion what the correct action was and how to correct it.

G. Closure-

1. We meet together for a final talk on the scores, if they had fun and if a conflict arose, did they resolve it quickly, quietly and safely.

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