SHAPE America’s Lesson Planning for Middle School Physical
Education provides more than 160 lesson plans that will help your
students meet the National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes. Learn to
shape your own plans and put your students on the path to physical
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As a physical education teacher, you are ideally positioned to help students become physically literate individuals—that is, to gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity. And Lesson Planning for Middle School Physical Education will empower you to do just that.
Through this text, you can develop and implement lesson plans that will help your students attain the outcomes detailed in SHAPE America’s National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education. Lesson Planning for Middle School Physical Education provides lesson plans from experienced middle school physical educators that
will help middle school students meet SHAPE America’s National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes;
provide progressive practice tasks and integrate appropriate physical education assessments to evaluate and monitor student progress;
make the best use of technology in your physical education classes;
include handout materials, homework tasks, lists of needed materials and equipment, questions for student understanding, and reflection questions to ask yourself; and
offer guidance on best instructional practices for involving and engaging all students.
The plans offer instructional strategies and pointers on issues such as teaching for transfer, using grid and small games, differentiating instruction for varying ability levels, and integrating conceptual material. You can use the lessons as they are or modify them to meet your needs. Ultimately, these lessons provide a structure for developing your own learning activities and curriculum.
Lesson Planning for Middle School Physical Education is organized into two parts. Part I addresses important factors in planning for student success, including an introductory chapter that helps you consider the issues that influence student learning and understand the instructional environment and the scope and sequence for K-12 physical education. The other two chapters in this part guide you in planning lessons and modules based on outcomes and on meeting the National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes. You also learn about the developmental characteristics of middle school students.
Part II supplies lesson plans (arranged in modules of eight lessons each) that are based on the Grade-Level Outcomes, offering you a step-by-step guide for building students’ skills and knowledge in these areas:
Dance and rhythms
Net and wall games
Fielding and striking and target games
Physical activity participation outside of school
Personal fitness and fitness program design
In addition, the book comes with a web resource that includes all of the lesson plans in PDF format for easy printing and for easy access from a tablet or computer.
Lesson Planning for Middle School Physical Education is brought to you by SHAPE America, which created the National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education and is the only national professional organization for health and physical educators. Among the book’s editors are two of the principal writers of SHAPE America’s National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education. Lesson Planning for Middle School Physical Education brings those standards and outcomes into your classroom as concrete lesson objectives and planning tools.
Part I Planning for Student Success in the Middle Grades
Chapter 1. The Importance of Teaching for Student Learning in the Middle Grades
Lynn Couturier MacDonald, Robert J. Doan, and Stevie Chepko
Factors Influencing Student Learning
The Instructional Environment
How the Grade-Level Outcomes Are Coded
Understanding the Scope and Sequence for K-12 Physical Education
Chapter 2. Teaching to Standards: Planning Middle School Lessons Using the Outcomes
Lynn Couturier MacDonald, Stevie Chepko, and Robert J. Doan
Planning for the Module
Planning for Individual Lessons
Setting Up the Lesson
Optimizing Learning Through Embedded Outcomes
Chapter 3. Meeting the National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes in Middle School
Lynn Couturier MacDonald, Robert J. Doan, and Stevie Chepko
Developmental Characteristics of Middle School Students
Structure of the Grade-Level Outcomes
Grade-Level Outcomes for Middle School (Grades 6-8)
Operational Definitions of Activity Categories
Part II Lesson Plans for Middle School Physical Education
Chapter 4. Applying Students’ Skills and Knowledge to Dance and Rhythms
Robyn Davis and Colleen Buchanan
Chapter 5. Applying Students’ Skills and Knowledge to Invasion Games
Chapter 6. Applying Students’ Skills and Knowledge to Net and Wall Games
Robert J. Doan and Brad Rettig
Chapter 7. Applying Students’ Skills and Knowledge to Fielding and Striking Games and Target Games
JoEllen Bailey, Aaron Hart, and Evelyn Gordon
Recreational Target Games
Chapter 8. Applying Students’ Skills and Knowledge to Outdoor Pursuits
Geocaching and Orienteering
Hiking and Backpacking
Chapter 9. Applying Students’ Skills and Knowledge to Individual-Performance Activities
Lori Secrist, Matt Bristol, and Brad Rettig
Track and Field
Chapter 10. Applying Students’ Skills and Knowledge to Physical Activity Participation
Physical Activity Participation for Grade 6
Physical Activity Participation for Grade 8
Chapter 11. Applying Students’ Skills and Knowledge to Program Design and Fitness Assessment
Fitness Through 5K Program Design for Grade 6
Physical Activity and Fitness Program Design for Grade 7
Monitoring Physical Activity With Technology for Grade 8
About the Editors
About the Contributors
About SHAPE America
Text for undergraduate physical education methods and pedagogy courses.
Reference for middle school physical education and classroom teachers.
Robert J. Doan, PhD, is an assistant professor of physical
education in the University of Southern Mississippi’s School of
Kinesiology. Previously, he taught physical education in elementary
school. Dr. Doan serves as a board member for the Mississippi
Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, a
SHAPE America state affiliate organization. He also serves as a physical
education teacher education program reviewer for SHAPE America and as an
article reviewer for two of SHAPE America’s professional journals: Strategies
and Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance. Dr. Doan
has conducted research on a variety of physical education topics and has
presented at multiple conferences at the state, regional, and national
levels. Dr. Doan earned his undergraduate degree from Grand Valley State
University, attended Winthrop University for his master’s degree, and
completed his PhD in physical education with emphasis in curriculum and
assessment at the University of South Carolina.
Lynn Couturier MacDonald, DPE, is a professor in and chair of the
physical education department at State University of New York at
Cortland and is a former president of the National Association for Sport
and Physical Education (NASPE). Dr. MacDonald earned her BS and DPE
degrees in physical education from Springfield College and her MS in
biomechanics from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Dr.
MacDonald chaired NASPE’s Curriculum Framework and K-12 Standards
Revision Task Force, which spearheaded the 2013 revision of the National
Standards for K-12 Physical Education and the development of the
Grade-Level Outcomes. She also served as one of the three principal
writers of SHAPE America’s National Standards & Grade-Level
Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education. She also has presented at the
national level on the National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes. She
is a member of SHAPE America and the National Association for
Kinesiology in Higher Education. Dr. MacDonald enjoys spending time with
her family, being active outdoors (cycling, kayaking, gardening), and
reading for pleasure.
Stevie Chepko, EdD, is senior vice president of accreditation for
the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Dr. Chepko
earned her EdD in curriculum and instruction and sport history from
Temple University. She is a respected authority on performance-based
standards, teaching for mastery, and assessment in physical education.
Dr. Chepko served on the National Association for Sport and Physical
Education’s Curriculum Framework and K-12 Standards Revision Task Force,
which spearheaded the 2013 revision of the National Standards for K-12
Physical Education and the development of the Grade-Level Outcomes. She
also served as one of three principal writers of SHAPE America’s National
Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education.
Supplementary Instructional Materials
The web resource features a digital version of all the lesson plans in the book plus a lesson plan template. Teachers also are able to access the lesson plans using mobile devices, and they can download the plans to their devices to use later or to print out.
All ancillary materials for this text are FREE to course adopters and available online.