Play Ball! Score a home run by using this fun activity packet for any fiction title. The objective of the activity is to make students aware of story elements and how they are used in the story, but with a
BASEBALL TWIST! It is sure to be a WINNING HIT!!!
This unit includes:
Team Players- Students will list the major and minor characters from the fiction title. They will categorize the characters in the “nice” or “not so nice” categories.
Batter Up- Students will list the Character’s feelings and traits. They will explain why the character is a good team player and explain why the character is receiving the MVC award. (Most Valuable Character)
Team Connections- Students will choose a character from the text and make three text to self connections with the character.
Take Me Out to the _______ - Students will set the scene by stating the where, when and time the story takes place.
Bases Loaded- Students will describe the setting in detail. They will draw a picture of the setting on home plate and use words to describe the colors, sounds and objects in the setting.
Foul Ball- Students will focus on the plot of the story and record three events that lead to the problem.
Winner- Students will explain the solution to the problem and state how the character feels at the end of the story.
Story Stats- Students will rate the book by giving it 1-4 stars, writing a brief recommendation and awarding the book a trophy.
Coach Performance- Students will focus on the author’s purpose. They will explain why the author wrote the book, what the author wanted the reader to learn and a question that the reader would ask the author.