Good Sportsmanship

Educational Objective: The student will demonstrate behaviors consistent with good sportsmanship.
Language Arts Standard: Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking

Materials Needed:
The Prop Box with Costumes
Colored Pencils and 8" x 11" sheets of paper (for making a get well card)
Brainstorm Form
Appropriate Rubric: One for each student to complete during each role play

The Lesson:

• Identify Need
• Introductory Activity: Brainstorm the types of sports and games. Good sportsmanship includes any
• Define Steps and Sequences of Skill
Read the rules to know the rules of any game or sport.
2. Make sure everyone else knows the rules and is willing to follow them.
3. Keep in mind everyone makes mistakes.
4. Sometimes chance plays a big part is determining the winner of a game.
5. Accept winning without bragging.
6. Accept losing without grumbling.
7. Thank all the players for trying their best and being willing to play the game with you.
8. Expression: "It's not important who won or lost the game, it's how the game was played."

• Model the Skill
• Role Plays/Classroom Discussion- Completion of Rubric of Role Playing
* Applications
* Independent Uses

Rubric for Role Play

Student (Speaker)____________________________ Student (Subject)____________________________

Date: _____________________
Observer's Name:___________________________________________

Social Skill Being Practiced: _____________________________

  Behavior No Yes
Reading Did the players read the rules to know what they were?    
  Did everyone agree on the rules?    
  Was a score card used appropriately?    
  Did the players listen to the coach or umpire?    
  We the winners gracious about their success?    
  Did the players get praised for their hard work and effort?    
  Did the players avoid confrontations?    
  Did everyone enjoy playing the game?    

See also this web site regarding Sports and Sportsmanship

Standards Address in Lesson:

6th, 7th & 8th Grade
Reading Standards: Reading the rules of the game
2.7 Make reasonable assertions about a text through accurate, supporting citations
Writing Strategies: Keeping score
1.6 Revise writing to improve the organization and consistency of ideas.
Speaking Applications: Sharing ideas
2.4 Offer a logical sequence of information and engage the listener, foster an acceptance of an idea.

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