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Lesson Plan: Baseball

Subject:  Reading

Grade: 3

Lesson Objective: To read a poem about baseball and then answer questions about it

Common Core Standard:  CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.5- Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.




  • What do you know about baseball?  (Allow the students to answer.)



  • Today we are going to be talking about baseball. 
  • Most people have watched or played baseball.  Baseball is a sport that is called America’s pastime.  Baseball is a game that most people can play or enjoy watching. 
  • Raise your hand if you have watched or played baseball.  What do you like most about baseball?  (Allow the students to answer.)
  • Some of the things that people like most about baseball is the excitement waiting to see if someone will hit a ball, watching the players run, eating food while watching the game and rooting for your favorite team or player.
  • I am going to read a poem called, “Baseball.”
  • While I read the poem to you, I would like you to be thinking about how the words that the author uses helps you to imagine what they are writing about. (Read the poem)
  • After hearing the poem, what do you think?  Does the poem make you feel a certain way?  Could you imagine what the writer was writing about?  (Allow the students to answer)
  • I am going to give you a worksheet that has questions about the poem that I read to you.  I will also be giving you a copy of the poem so that you can read it to yourself.
  • After you have finished reading the poem again and doing the worksheet, we will talk about your answers.
  • Does anyone have any questions?



  • Who would like to share your answers?  (Allow the students to share.)

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Written by Kimberly Greacen, Education World® Contributing Writer

Kimberly is an educator with extensive experience in curriculum writing and developing instructional materials to align with Common Core State Standards and Bloom's Taxonomy.

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