Teaching Fundamental Motor Skills 3rd Edition With Web Resource
A lot of books focus on which motor skills should be taught to elementary school children, but few focus on how to teach those skills. Teaching Fundamental Motor Skills, Third Edition, steps into that gap and provides expert instruction on both, serving as a foundation for successful movement experiences for children.
The book will help you guide your students in mastering the critical elements of 8 locomotor and 17 manipulative skills. The approach offers a perfect balance between sound pedagogy and fun activities that will engage your students and keep them learning.
Skill Chapter Organization
The authors have organized the content in a way that makes it easy to locate and implement a multitude of activities that will help children grasp the fundamental skills. Each skill chapter includes the following:
• An introduction, which includes a suggested age at which the skill or a portion of the skill should be mastered and, where appropriate, where the skill aligns with the National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes
• Four to six critical elements that are necessary for the skill to be correctly performed
• Cue words to help students remember each critical element
• Partner skill check assessments that help partners evaluate others’ progress
• Success Builders to help students correct problems
• Activities for practicing the entire skill at once
• Troubleshooting charts for identifying problem areas
• Lesson plans that guide you through the instructional sequence
New to This Edition
The content is directly tied to the SHAPE America National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes and is endorsed by SHAPE America, which is including it in their lineup of resources for physical educators.
A web resource contains reproducible forms and checklists. This material is easily accessible and printable from mobile devices. And you’ll find the fillable PDFs to be a great aid for your record keeping.
Each skill is animated on the web resource. These animations will help children better understand the critical elements of each skill and identify skill techniques that need to be corrected.
All the content is now in print. In the previous edition, much of the content was available only on a CD-ROM.
Teaching Fundamental Motor Skills retains many of the features from its earlier editions that have made the book a favorite among physical educators: outstanding illustrations, cues for you to use in teaching the skills, a troubleshooting chart for spotting and correcting common errors for most skills, assessment sheets, lesson plans, activities, and a wealth of supplementary material.
Maximizing Your Time—and Your Students’ Experience
The authors provide tried-and-true management and instructional tips to help you prepare your lessons and maximize your teaching time.
Teaching Fundamental Motor Skills will help you capitalize on the natural excitement and eagerness that most elementary-age children bring to physical educattion. The book provides you with motivating methods to keep the children excited as they learn fundamental motor skills and movement patterns through sound, sequential, high-quality instruction that will meet the needs of all children, regardless of skill level.
Textbook for physical education majors and elementary education majors. Professional reference for elementary physical education teachers and district directors.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Building Skills for Success
Chapter 2. Locomotor Skills
Chapter 3. Underhand Rolling
Chapter 4. Throwing
Two-Hand Overhead Throwing
Chapter 5. Catching
Catching Above the Waist
Catching Below the Waist
Chapter 6. Passing
Chapter 7. Striking
Two-Hand Sidearm Striking
Chapter 8. Volleying
Chapter 9. Kicking and Punting
Chapter 10. Dribbling
Dribbling With Hands
Dribbling With Feet
ExcerptsAlignment of text with grade-level outcomes
Outcomes for kicking
Three group activities that meet the standards
The web resource includes partner skill-check assessments and troubleshooting charts that can be printed out or used on mobile devices. Online animations bring the critical elements of each motor skill to life. Cue sets with the critical elements illustrated also are included.
All ancillary materials for this text are FREE to course adopters and available online at www.HumanKinetics.com/TeachingFundamentalMotorSkills.