Amanda Drews Physical education lesson plan: the overhand throw
2nd grade NASPE Standard 2: Students demonstrate understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities. State Standard: Movement Concepts: Students demonstrate an understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities. 2.2.3 Identify and apply the basic elements for efficient locomotor, nonlocomotor, stability, and manipulative skills. Overhand throw
Standard #1: Learner Development. The teacher understands how learners grow and develop, recognizing that patterns of learning and development vary individually within and across the cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical areas, and designs and implements developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences. Brief Description: This is a lesson plan to teach the concept of overhand throwing to elementary students, particularly second graders. Rationale: This lesson plan is designed around the development of an overhand throw. Students at this age most likely understand how to hold a ball when throwing, as well as what hand they will use to throw an object. The lesson teaches the more advanced techniques of the overhand throw so that students can introduce themselves to these movements, and begin incorporating them into their throws as their movement abilities continue to develop. Intasc standard
Measurable: 4/10 times Observable: Follows techniques: -elbow bent, pulled back -opposite shoulder to target -step forward on opposite foot when throwing -rotates body, applies right amount of force Students will know and understand correct technique and to apply more force when distance increases. objectives
Hula hoop Basket or trash can Soft or foam balls (5 per station/activity) Drawn target or target on posterboard Tape to mark line on floor Stopwatch/timer Equipment/materials
Best if done inside gym Otherwise, create open area in front and center of classroom Place target on walls; hula hoop in open area of floor Tape line on floor Talk about techniques of overhand throw; demonstrate Divide students into 3 groups Prepartion/environment
Arm stretches, toe touches, reach high Wind up throwing arm Push ups Pretend overhand throw with correct hand, go through steps Activityintro:
3 different stations: Each group will have turn at all stations to practice overhand throw Hula hoop: throw ball into center of hula hoop Target on wall: hit target on wall as many times as possible in 1 minute Trash can: throw ball into trash can at varying distances Lesson activity
Review technique of throw Students can practice overhand throw to put balls back in basket Talk about difficulties, share successes, when to use overhand throw Closing activity
assessment (Kovar, 2012) Use this rubric to assess, as well as assess students’ ability to hit target 4/10 times.
Larger ball Larger target for those with visual problems Stand closer to target for visually impaired Throw from sitting position/wheelchair for physically impaired students Stand farther away from target for advanced students Practice catching or underhand throwing for students ready for next step. Success for all!
Use soft balls in case students get hit Discuss importance of giving classmates space Don’t step in front of target or classmate while throwing Need big, open space for activities Proper footwear Safety concerns
Kovar, S. K., Combs, C. A., Campbell, K., Napper- Owen, G., & Worrell, V. J. (2012). Elementary classroom teachers as movement educators (4th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. References