This worksheet explains how to play the sport of baseball. It includes basic elements, which are: number of teams playing the game, number of players on a team, the names of the player’s positions, 3 strikes for an out, other ways players get called out, 4 balls for a walk, what a fly ball is, how points (runs) are scored, and a diagram of a baseball field on which the students label the positions. The worksheet is 3 pages long and has 10 questions for students to answer. It has a little drawing of a baseball bat, baseball, and glove in the header. The 4th page is the answer key.
The worksheet serves as a great reading activity! Reading comprehension skills are mostly literal, but there are also a few challenging inferential comprehension questions included. Basic baseball terms provide interesting vocabulary development. The worksheet could also be used as an appropriate Physical Education lesson that is easily graded. It would also provide useful homework that parents enjoy guiding if their child need to help. It would probably make a nice lesson for a substitute teacher to guide.
This worksheet is suitable for 2nd Graders, 3rd Graders, and 4th graders. Fluent readers in 1st Grade could probably handle it. It is a fun lesson to do as a guided activity with young students. It is also suitable for English Second Language students.