Search form

Lesson Plan: Hockey

Subject:  Reading

Grade: 3

Lesson Objective: To read an excerpt of a story about hockey and then answer questions about it

Common Core StandardCCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.1- Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.




  • Have you ever watched, played or heard of hockey?  What do you know about it?  (Allow the students to answer.)



  • Hockey is a game that is played on an ice rink.  There are two teams made up of six players each.  The goal is for one team to get a puck down the rink into the other players net using their hockey sticks while skating.
  • Hockey is a game that can be a lot of fun to watch and play!
  • Hockey can be a hard game to play because you have to work together with your team to score, but you also have to skate while you are doing those things.
  • Many children learn how to play hockey, but there are also adults who play hockey as their job.
  • What do you think the hardest part of playing hockey could be?  (Allow the students to answer.)
  • Today, we are going to be reading a part of a story about hockey.
  • While I read the story to you, I would like you to be thinking about the characters in the story, what is happening and how they are reacting to what is happening. (Read the excerpt)
  • I am going to give you a worksheet that has questions about the excerpt that I read to you.  I will also be giving you a copy of the excerpt so that you can read it to yourself.
  • After you have finished reading part of the story 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.)

Related lessons:

Check out our complete Emergency Sub Plans Library!

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.

Copyright© 2019 Education World