THE FOUR POINT LESSON PLAN Dr. Sonya Sanderson
What is a Four Point Lesson Plan? • The Four Point Lesson Plan is an abbreviated method of organizing a lesson in a clear, concise format. • The lesson is divided into four points: • Introduction/Warm-Up • Fitness • Lesson Focus • Closing Activity
Point #1 • I. Introduction/Warm-Up(3-5 minutes) • During the Introduction/Warm-Up, students should be engaged in some type of locomotor activity to prepare them for the activities to come. • During this time, do not use the equipment that will be used in the main part of the lesson. • Make this a fun
Point #2 • II. Fitness(5-10 minutes) • Students should participate in a fitness component that emphasizes cardiovascular fitness and overall body strength. • You may use some equipment that is for the main lesson.
Point #3 • III. The Lesson Focus(25-30 minutes) • This is the main part of the lesson that focuses on the use of equipment and/or activities. • Equipment can be used in combinations or as separate parts of the lesson. For example, bean bags and hula hoops may be used together or separately.
Point #4 • IV. Closing Activities(3-5 minutes) • Use small group or large group games/activities during this part of the lesson. • When possible, use the equipment that you focused on earlier in the Lesson Focus. • Always review the day’s lesson before dismissing class.
Lesson Planning • Make sure you have more than enough activities planned for the time allowed. Remember, children get bored quickly so you will need to move from one activity or task to another. • Keep it fun! • Focus on developing skills. • Teacher-led and student-led activities can help to bond the class and teach the importance of having knowledge of fitness activities.)
I. Warm-up.(3-5 minutes) • “Pac Man." (The warm-up activity should be a locomotor activity that allows children the opportunity to move freely using large muscles in order to "warm-up" the body for the other activities to come. • Locomotor activities require the body to move through space, i.e., walking, running, sliding, galloping, skipping, leaping, etc. where the body moves from point A to point B. • The Pac Man is a simple activity that emphasizes locomotor and mild strength activities.)
II. Fitness.(5-10 minutes) • “Fitness Tag", (This section focuses on developing different fitness components in children: strength, cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance, etc. • One of the easiest ways is to use music and aerobic activity. It does not have to be complicated or elaborate. • “Fitness Tag” involves students chasing others with index cards with different fitness components on each and a number to complete.
III. Lesson Focus (25-30 mins) • “Frisbee Basketball” • This game takes individual and group work. Individuals will work on their frisbee throwing skills while working on accuracy of their throws. Students will use anaerobic types of activities (running and /or jogging to get Frisbee's to throw) and they will also use mathematical skills to add their individual scores then their team scores.
Closing Activity • The closing activity should include a fun small or large group activity. You want each student to leave this lesson with a feeling of success, accomplishment, and the fact that they had FUN!
IV. Closing Activity. (3-5 mins) Frisbee Frenzy • The first person in line picks up the Frisbee and the second person in line runs toward the cone on the other side of the field and stops. The first person in line then throws the Frisbee to the second player. When the Frisbee is caught, the player who caught it must stop and pivot toward the cone at the end of the line. The third person in line runs past the second person and stops to try and catch the Frisbee once again.
The object of this game is for each team to continue moving the Frisbee down the field until they get to their end line, designated by a final cone that has a tennis ball resting on it. Once at the end line, the student with the Frisbee must make a choice: throw the Frisbee at the cone to attempt to knock the tennis ball off or make one more throw to a partner to get it as close as possible to the cone to make a safer and easier throw to knock the ball off. Either way, if they miss and the Frisbee hits the ground, the team must start over.
Refer to my webpage to see the 4-point LP document format • http://coefaculty.valdosta.edu/slsander/