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Lesson Plan: Football (Reading, Grade K)

Subject:  Reading

Grade: K

Lesson Objective: To read the book, Don’t Throw it to Mo!, and then answer questions about the book

Common Core Standard:  CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.1: With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.




  • Have you ever seen a football game?  (Allow the students to answer.)



  • Football is a sport that many families enjoy watching together on Sundays in the fall.
  • Football is a game that is played with an oval shaped ball and two teams playing against each other.
  • Each team tries to get the ball to one side of the field to score a touchdown.
  • In football, players throw and catch the ball to get it farther down the field or they hold the ball and run with it.
  • When a football is thrown, it spins around and can be difficult to catch. 
  • Football players practice a lot so that they are able to catch the ball while they are running.
  • Today, we are going to listen to a book called, Don’t Throw it to Mo!  This book is about a boy who is on a football team.
  • Do you think you would want to play football?  Why or why not?  (Allow the students to answer.)
  • We are going to listen to the book and find out what happens with Mo and his football team.
  • After you listen to the book, we are going to do a worksheet together.
  • 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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