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Lesson Plan: Football (Writing, Grade K)

Subject:  Writing

Grade: K

Lesson Objective: To write an informational piece about what football is

Common Core StandardCCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.K.2- Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.




  • Have you ever told someone about something that you learned and think is interesting?  (Allow the students to answer.)



  • Telling someone like a family member or a friend about something that you learned and think is interesting can be fun and exciting.  Learning about new things is exciting and sharing them is even better. 
  • What are some ways that you can share something that you learned?  (Allow the students to answer.)
  • You can tell someone by speaking to them, you can draw a picture or you can write about it.
  • When you are talking to someone about something that you have learned, you tell them something and they can ask questions.  When you are writing or drawing a picture, you need to include as many details as you can and think about what someone might ask you.
  • You should always start by telling the person what you are going to be telling them about.  You can then add any details or interesting facts that you learned.
  • For example, if I am writing about my favorite place to go, I would write, “I love the beach.  I love listening to the waves, the smell of the ocean and the feel of the sand.”
  • Today, you are going to be writing about what football is.  You should think about how you can explain about football and the different facts that you learned about it. 
  • What do you think you could write?
  • I might write, “Football is a game played with a ball and two teams.  Each team tries to score points by throwing or running with the ball.”
  • Does anyone have any questions about what to do?



  • Who would like to share what you wrote?  (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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