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  1. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   2 – 6  |  Activity & Project
    Batter Up! Telling Sports Stories With Trading Cards
    Summer is the time for baseball! Through the retelling of the 1941 baseball season, children will see two legendary players as characters and can create trading cards that highlight these players.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 14
    Ernest Thayer, author of the famous poem "Casey at the Bat," was born in 1863.
    In small groups or individually, students make baseball cards for the players in the poem "Casey at the Bat." Students can use a word processor or the Character Trading Cards interactive to create their cards.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson
    Guided Comprehension: Previewing Using an Anticipation Guide
    Based on the Guided Comprehension Model developed by Maureen McLaughlin and Mary Beth Allen, this lesson introduces students to the comprehension strategy of previewing.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   5 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  November 6
    James Naismith, inventor of the game of basketball, was born in 1861.
    Students look at Naismith's original 13 rules for basketball and write about the rules and how they have changed in small groups.
  5. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   5 – 10  |  Activity & Project
    Play Ball! Read and Write Sports Trivia
    Look at different online baseball trivia questions to see how they are written. Then have children write their own questions and play a trivia game.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 6
    The first woman swam the English Channel in 1926.
    Students brainstorm a list of famous athletic competitors and establish criteria for what makes an athlete "famous." Students then forecast which of today's athletes will still be remembered in 75 to 100 years.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing
    Trading Card Creator
    This tool provides a fun and useful way to explore a variety of topics such as a character in a book, a person or place from history, or even a physical object. An excellent tool to for summarizing or as a prewriting exercise for original stories.