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After this lesson, students will be able to dribble a ball with either hand while walking
P.E. & Health
Title – Introducing Hand Dribbling
By – Adrienne Campbell
Primary Subject – Health / Physical Education
Secondary Subjects – Health / Physical Education
Grade Level – K-1
I. Lesson Focus
- A. Objective – At the end of the lesson, the students will be able to dribble the ball with both their dominant and non-dominant hand at least ten times in a row while walking. The students will be assessed by a teacher checklist during the culminating activity of Dribble and Jump.
- B. Benchmarks
- 1. The students will demonstrate bouncing and catching with both hands
- 2. The students will demonstrate bouncing and catching with their dominant hand
- 3. The students will demonstrate bouncing and catching with their non-dominant hand
- 4. The students will demonstrate bouncing and catching while walking
- 5. The students will demonstrate dribbling with both hands
- 6. The students will demonstrate dribbling with their dominant hand
- 7. The students will demonstrate dribbling with their non-dominant hand
- 8. The students will demonstrate dribbling while walking
II. Instant Activity — Amoeba tag
- A. Two people are it.
- B. They hold hands while everyone is running around trying to avoid getting tagged. Whoever gets tagged becomes part of the amoeba by linking hands and becoming part of the chain. When another person is tagged, the amoeba splits into two and two. The game ends when no single person is left.
III. Skill Practice (bounce and catch)
- A. Have students get a ball and find personal space
- B. Beginning with 2 hands, have students bounce and catch the ball 10 times in a row.
- C. Have students bounce it high at the level of their head
- D. Have students bounce it at the level of their waist
- E. Have students bounce it low at the level of their knees
- F. Have students bounce and catch the ball with dominant hand 10 times in a row.
- -same at different levels
- -using non-dominant hand
G. Have students bounce the ball doing various stunts (turning around, hand clap,
- jumping, clicking heels) then catching the ball
- H. Have students use various body parts to bounce the ball (knee, elbow, head) then
- catching it in their hands
- I. Have the students use various body parts consecutively (head to knee, knee to elbow)
- and then catching it.
IV. Skill practice (dribbling-stationary)
- A. Have students bounce the ball with two hands so that it keep going
- B. Explain that this is called dribbling
- C. Explain the cue “push” — like pushing a door- fingers spread, using fingertips, not palms
- D. Have them try dribbling with one hand (dominant)
- E. Tell them to try and dribble it 3 times in a row
- F. Have them try the other hand (non-dominant)
- G. Ask them if they can switch from on hand to the other
V. Skill practice (dribbling- walking)
- A. have students bounce the ball with two hands while walking
- B. have students bounce the ball with one hand while walking
- C. ask them to try to dribble it three times in a row while walking
- D. tell the students to try and take five steps while dribbling
VI Culminating activity-”Dribble and Jump”
- A. Have students get back to back.
- B. One student from each pair gets a ball to dribble.
- C. The one with the ball gets to dribble first and the one without gets to exercise first.
- D. On the teacher’s command, the student with the ball attempts to keep the ball bouncing with any part of their body
- E. The other student does jumping jacks for a period of thirty seconds.
- F. At the end of the thirty seconds, the students switch.
- G. Challenges for student with ball
- 1. using dominant hand
- 2. using non-dominant hand
- 3. walking in a circle dribbling with dominant hand
- 4. walking in a circle dribbling with non-dominant hand
- Everyone did a terrific job today, I am proud of all of my wonderful dribblers. You showed me a lot of hard work. Thank you for you participation. When we come back next time, we will work on more of our dribbling skills while walking and switching hands and if everyone becomes really skilled at that then we will move on and work on dribbling at different heights and in different places around our body looking up while we are dribbling.
Assessment Checklist for dribbling- Pre-Control
- 1. Does the Student use proper “push” technique while dribbling?
- 2. Does the student maintain control of the ball while dribbling?
- 3. Could the student successfully dribble while walking?
- 4. Did the student stay on task when it was their turn to jump?
- 5. Did the student attempt to complete each challenge?
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