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Springfield College Daily Lesson Plan

Name: Connor McLaughlin _____________Date: 5/20/15__________Time:


12:20PM__
School: Thornton Burgess Middle School _______________________ Lesson
#: 2______
Facilities: Softball field__________________ Class Size: 30____ _
Grade: 7-8_______
Unit/Theme: Softball_________________
Control/Utilization__

Generic Level:

Equipment:
10 softball gloves, 4 helmets, 1 baseball bat, 3
softballs, 1 wiffleball bat, 4 bases, 4 cones
Focus of Lesson: Batting/fielding
Student Performance Objectives (SPO): (NASPE #___; MA CF
#___ ; Task/Activity #___)
By the end of the lesson, students should be able to:

(P) Perform a baseball swing correctly by keeping the elbow raised


10/10 times when asked by the teacher. MA CF-2.9, SHAPE-1
(C) List the correct skill cues for batting 10/10 times when asked by
the teacher. MA CF-2.8, SHAPE-2
(A) Respect all equipment used in the lesson by only using it correctly.
MA CF-2.9, SHAPE-4
Check each objective is it specific? Is it achievable? Is it
developmentally appropriate?
Teacher Performance Objectives During the lesson the
teacher will:
1. Explain safety and rules of all activities.
2. Keep students from being off task by having a variety of
activities.
3. Give positive specific feedback to the students.

Special Considerations What are the safety concerns? What is


unique about the students in this class?
Be alert of safety issues including knowing where the softball is at all
times.

References: http://www.active.com/softball/articles/4-fun-softballgames-for-kids

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SEQUENCE OF LESSON
Attendance-students will
enter the gym after changing
in the locker rooms
Warm up- Students will run
from wall to wall 2 times
before performing high knees
and but kicks.
Introduction- Teacher will go
over the focus of the day
(softball batting), safety, start
and stop signals, and any
questions.
-teacher will address correct
way to grip the bat as the
ready position
-bend knees
-weight on back foot
-track ball through air
-step with front foot before
swinging
Start and Stop signals- one
whistle to start. two whistles
to stop, students must place

ORGANIZATION

REFLECTI
ON

equipment at their feet and


have eyes on the teacher.
Safety- keep head up, be
aware of other students
batting near each other.

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Check for understanding- ask


students to show the correct
way to grip the bat, as well
as safety persuasions

Transition- Student will walk


outside to the softball field.

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Activity - Students will be


split up into 3 groups of 10.
Group 1 will be batting, group
2 will be fielding, and group 3
will be playing a small-sided
game of wiffleball.
Groups 1 and 2 will be
playing a modified version of
softball. Students in group 1
will all stand behind the fence
to wait their turn to bat. Each
student will get a chance to
hit the ball (no 3 out rule).
The inning ends when each
student gets a change to hit
(no strikes or balls).
Group 2 students will be in
the field trying to get the
batters out. While there is no
3 out rule, batters can still
run the bases to score, and
can be tagged/called out.
Group 3 students will be
playing a small-sided game of
wiffleball behind the fence.
Teams will play to 2 outs each

(Group 2)
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(Group 1)

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until the groups are ready to


switch.

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After each person in group 1


has batted, each team
switches positions. Group 1
goes in the field, group 2
goes to the whiffle ball field,
and group 3 gets up to bat.

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Transition- Students will


gather all equipment and
meet in the gymnasium

Closure- Teacher will review


the correct way to hold the
bat as well as being in the
ready position.
Transition- Students will go
back inside locker room to
change

(Group 3)