The use of sports in the classroom is a great way to engage young people. Celebrate the Major League Baseball season with these baseball-themed lesson plans, activities, and games. In this article you'll find interactive read aloud lesson templates, a Jackie Robinson revision worksheet, vocabulary and grammar baseball games, and more. Hopefully these baseball lesson plans and resources will be a home run with your students!
Baseball Lesson Plans, Activities, Games, & More!
Interactive Read Aloud: Growing Up Pedro
Author Matt Tavares has written and illustrated many children's picture books, but my favorites are his baseball biographies. His words read like poetry and his illustrations bring the stories to life. This April, use his baseball-inspired books during classroom read-alouds.
Download this interactive read-aloud lesson template for Growing Up Pedro now! Simply download and print.
Interactive Read Aloud: Brothers at Bat
Every spring, I use a variety of baseball books with my classes in honor of baseball season. I have found that my 'reluctant boy readers' really enjoy these books. It is a fantastic feeling to see the kids that are typically least engaged during reading class to be the first to participate in class discussions.
Download this interactive read-aloud lesson template for Brothers at Bat by Audrey Vernick now!
Who is Jackie Robinson? Revision Activity
Baseball-themed activities are also a great way to improve grammar and writing skills. One skill that students need to practice often is identifying and correcting run-on sentences. With the revision worksheets below, students will read a portion of the text Who is Jackie Robinson? by Gail Herman and Nancy Harrison and then practice revising run-on sentences.
With the Baseball Grammar Game students engage in interactive writing and in identifying parts of speech. Prior to playing the game, students write short essays based on a writing prompt provided by you, the teacher. Then the class is divided into two teams to play ball!
Download this grammar game to access instructions, stationary, team badges, and more!
Vocabulary Baseball Game
Vocabulary is a vital component of reading comprehension. The more words a student knows, the more they are able to comprehend what they're reading or listening to. Use the Baseball Vocabulary Game to learn or practice vocabulary words.
Download the game to access instructions, team badges, field elements, and more!
Baseball Clip Art & Stationary
Simple clip art and stationary can be used to re-energize routine writing activities or literacy lessons. We’ve created simple baseball printables for download. Encourage students to use these baseball worksheets to write a creative writing piece or summarize a baseball biography they've read. You can then use their finished projects to create a baseball-themed bulletin board in your classroom!