Sports Themed Reading Activities

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Amy Lemons
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2nd - 3rd
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These are awesome! There is so much to choose from each unit could last 2 weeks with all the stuff inside! I loved the vocabulary with each book! Very engaging!
This is a fantastic resource. My students have had so much fun with these activities and have done such a great job learning these skills.


Do you want to bring out the All-Star Athletes in your classroom? These sports themed ELA activities are sure to engage your learners as well as cover all the basics in your ELA block! You'll find a story to use, comprehension activities, vocabulary activities, grammar activities, anchor charts, printables, and a comprehension test! Here's what is included:

-Reading Passage: The Big Day (all activities are revolved around this one passage, it is a story about basketball)

-Vocabulary Cards: 9 Cards with words, pictures, definitions

-Vocabulary Action Posters: 5 Posters for Sentences, Synonyms, Antonyms, Drawing Pictures, Definitions

-Vocabulary Activity: Vocabulary Knock-Out- Students make a boxing glove for their wrist and knock down a vocabulary prompt to practice vocabulary words. Knockout Glove template, vocabulary table tents, and recording sheet included

-Slam dunk Summaries: Students will write a summary of the included story using the Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then summarizing strategy. There is a SWBST jersey for students to write on.

-Summary Posters: SWBST Posters with a sports theme

-Summary Anchor Chart Version 1: Templates to create a summarizing anchor chart with the SWBST strategy

-Summary Anchor Chart Version 2: Templates to create a summarizing anchor chart with the SWBST strategy with a basketball theme

-Summary Printables: Summary Flap-Book and Printable

-Character Trait Posters: Posters to help teach how to identify character traits

-Character Trait Anchor Chart Templates to create an anchor chart to provide character traits and text evidence for the main character in the story

-Character Trait Cards: Cards to use in mini-lessons with commonly seen character traits

-Serving Up Character Traits: Students play a game of tennis (need paper plates, popsicle sticks, and poms) to identify character traits and evidence. Tennis Ball Character Traits printable, Recording Sheet

-Hoopin' Up Parts of Speech Students create a basketball goal with the template and a small cup. Students use the parts of speech basketball cards to complete a grammar activity. Basketball goal template, basketball cards, and recording sheet included

-The Big Day Comprehension Check

Please check out the preview so that you can see what all is inside!

*Please Note: Some of these activities were used in GYTO presentations in the 2019-2020 school year. The activities mentioned in the presentation were sent out to attendees through email. However, attendees will not receive additional ideas and activities that are included in this resource. Also, I do not have records or email of GYTO attendees. Therefore, I cannot resend any of the GYTO materials. If you wish to have the additional activities and printables, this teaching resource can be purchased.

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