After several years in the classroom, I realized that my students needed instruction on HOW to be kind, respectful, and all the things I was asking them to be. I developed these units to support teachers in teaching and rewarding great character in the classroom! Building a classroom community is one of the most important things teachers can do and it greatly impacts our students academically! This unit on SPORSTMANSHIP
is part of a year-long curriculum for teaching students how to have great character! However, this unit could also be used as a stand-alone resource for teaching all about being a good sport in the classroom. :)
This unit is part of a BUNDLE that includes TEN units on character education at a discounted price.
Lesson 1-What Does Sportsmanship Mean?
You'll read a cute Howard G. Wigglebottom story, and then discuss the meaning of sportsmanship. Students will share their schema and personal examples about being a good sport, and then do a quick writing!
Lesson 2-How Can I Be A Good Sport?
After reviewing your discussion from last week, you'll discuss the rules of good sportsmanship! I've included 8 rules, but you could decide which rules suit your class best! You'll create an anchor chart to remind students about the rules, and then students will choose two to draw/write about.
Lesson 3-What Does It Mean to NOT Have Good Sportsmanship?
Giving your students non-examples of character traits is often as important as giving them positive examples. You'll read several classroom examples and decide if they are showing good sportsmanship or not. This activity allows students to reflect on times they have been a good sport, and times they could have handled themselves better! Finally, students will create a simple flipbook about good/bad sportsmanship.
Lesson 4-How Can I Be a Good Sport Anywhere I Am?
It's super important that we discuss sportsmanship outside traditional athletics. During this lesson, your class will discuss how to be a good sport during recess, video games, board games, and more. After your class discussion, students will create a fun flipbook/craft. Inside a sports jersey, students will draw and write about how to be a good sport and how NOT to be a good sport in various situations.
This Resource Also Includes:
-Super Sportsman Spinner Game
-What Should You Do? Writing Page
-What Would Happen Writing Page
-Not a Good Sport Writing Page
-Sportsmanship Parent Letter
-Sportsmanship Poem for Shared Reading/Poetry Notebooks, etc.
Other Volume Two Units
Volume One Units