So I’ve reviewed Lesson Planning for Highschool, and Moving with Words and Actions, today I have for you the middle school version. Lesson Planning for Middle School Physical Education is a great book for the teacher of middle school physical education, covering the gambit of the what and why, to the how and where. Filled with instructional tasks, and the break down of a variety of middle school physical activities, to make teaching easier and in line with the national standards.
Shape American, along with Human Kinetics, has come out with a thorough treatise on teaching middle school students their physical education requirements.
What do you get?
Lesson Planning for Middle School Physical Education is a 778 page well written manual on teaching physical education to your middle school students. It is broken down into 11 chapters divided into two sections.
1. Planning to Student Success in the Middle Grades.
+ The Importance of Teaching for Student Learning in the Middle Grades.
+ Teaching to Standards.
+ Meeting the National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes in Middle School.
2. Lessons Plans for Middle School Physical Education
+ Applying Students’ Skills and Knowledge to Dance and Rhythm
+ Applying Students… to Invasion Games
+ Applying Students… to Net and Wall Games
+ Applying Students… to Fielding & Striking Games and Target Games
+ Applying Students… to Outdoor Pursuits
+ Applying Students… to Physical Participation
+ Applying Students… to Program Design and Fitness Assessment
I like how even in middle school we are encouraged to help our students plan out their physical education even outside the classroom. Isn’t it great when they want to be involved with something? I look at my lad and his interest in Karate. This is Shape America is all about… helping our youth make wise decisions. They start in the classroom with the encouragement to take it beyond the doors.
Ergo introducing a wide level of sports/physical fitness options that you might not have considered before. Such as dance, handball, something called ultimate .. where the student needs to show proficiency in a wide range of activities: catching, throwing, defense and more, learning disc golf, in-line skating, biking, backpacking and more just to name a few. I have to admit, as I read through the list I wondered… where is ice skating? I suppose though it would be impossible to list every activity that youth can engage in (as they don’t have karate either).
Each lesson accredits the teacher who designed the program, as I looked through, they came from all areas of the United States. Each lesson has a number of tasks it is broken down into. For instance, Pickleball as 8 separate tasks from how to hit the ball, learning game play, playing with a partner and more. The authors have endeavored to make this treatise and ready to use as they can.
A great resource for the physical education teacher of middle school. Broken down into different grade levels this is a wonderful aid to helping your students learn some of the many ways that physical education can take place. I love how each lesson is broken down into smaller tasks to ensure the sport is taught well.
Lesson Planning for Middle School Physical Education - Meeting the National Standards & Grade-level Outcomes. Strategies for designing student lessons, plus 22 modules and 176 Lesson plans Robert J. Doan Lynn Couturier MacDonalad Stevie Chepko Shape America Trade Paperback, 178 pages, resource, middle school, physical education Reviewed for Human Kinetics. Where to find it? Amazon Link.