The striking in the early experiences may be more like a tapping action. It may be a better descriptive term for students. Using a balloon first may help students focus on the striking action rather than trying to control a ball with the paddle. Introduce the ball as soon as student(s) are ready. It may be helpful to relate this motor task to striking the ball out of the hand.
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The unit has the following sections:
A clearly defined motor task objective
Student Performance Rubric
Learning Sequence – Task Extensions
How to integrate all PE Standards into the learning experience
Moving To Success
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