Great Books with a Basketball Theme
Literacy Activities with a Basketball Theme
Cross Curriculum Materials with a Basketball Theme
This freebie looks so fun, and I can see this being a great team building, cross curricular activity. I love the idea of problem solving and team planning to build oral skills. Kids need LOTS of oral discussion, and activities such as this capitalize on these skills. Teachers can also bring in writing skills by having kids write the directions for how they build the basketball tower.
During March Madness, it is a lot of fun to research basketball greats. These close reading sets feature two players, Lebron James and Stephan Curry. They work well for teaching close reading procedures as well as questioning skills such as analyzing question types and finding text evidence to support thinking.
This freebie is focused on professional basketball versus NCAA, but since March highlights basketball, it might work well. Reader’s Theater is a fantastic teaching strategy for building fluency, comprehension, and questioning. This freebie from my friend, Erin at Mrs. Beers Language Arts Class is perfect for your little sports fans.