Teaching Fundamental Motor Skills

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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 loco-motor and 17 manipulative skills. This 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 to 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 performed correctly 
  • Cue words to help students remember each critical element
  • Partner skill-check assessments that help partners evaluate each 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 tied directly to SHAPE America's National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education.
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 the skill techniques that they need to correct.
All of the content is now in print. In the previous edition, much of the content was available only on a CD-ROM.

Additional Features
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 education. The book provides you with methods for keeping 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.

Chapter 1. Building Skills for Success

Chapter 2. Locomotor Skills
Jumping (Vertical)
Jumping (Horizontal)
Chapter 3. Underhand Rolling
Chapter 4. Throwing
Underhand Throwing
Overhand Throwing
Two-Hand Overhead Throwing
Chapter 5. Catching
Catching Above the Waist
Catching Below the Waist
Chapter 6. Passing
Bounce Passing
Chest Passing
Chapter 7. Striking
Underhand Striking
Sidearm Striking
Two-Hand Sidearm Striking
Chapter 8. Volleying
Forearm Passing
Overhead Volleying
Chapter 9. Kicking and Punting
Chapter 10. Dribbling
Dribbling With Hands
Dribbling With Feet

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