1st Edition

Lesson Plans for the Elementary PE Teacher
A Developmental Movement Education & Skill-Themes Framework

ISBN 9781138597136
Published July 16, 2018 by Routledge
102 Pages

USD $34.95

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Book Description

This new book provides PE teachers with practical lesson plans for teaching movement at every elementary grade level. The book’s movement and skill theme-based approach, which differs from the typical activity-based approaches found in many schools, helps students develop overall health and well-being regardless of sports interests and hobbies. Each lesson plan is broken down into subsections to illustrate the physical, cognitive, and affective benefits, the central theme or concept to be explored, the grade level, and the equipment needed. By sequencing these lesson plans so that students develop general body awareness and coordination before finer motor skills—like throwing and catching—the author offers a model of PE instruction that will promote healthy lifestyle choices long after graduation.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Overall Rationale for Using This Book

Section 2: How to Use the Book’s Plans

Section 3: Interpreting and Implementing the Lesson Plans: Movement Education (Grades K-3) and Skill-Themes (Grades 4-5)

Section 4: Minutes Example Sheets

Section 5: Minutes Sheets

Section 6: Lesson Plans 

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Michael E. Gosset, EdD, is a lecturer and Coordinator of Physical Education at Hostos Community College, City University of New York. Prior to that, he taught physical education, primarily to grades K-8, for more than 25 years. He has written numerous articles and is an active contributor to STRATEGIES, a journal for sport and physical educators.


"Dr. Gossett's Movement Education and Skills Themes framework for teaching physical education, especially at the elementary level, is the most appropriate way physical education should be taught. It involves teaching through progressions and focusing on skills verses focusing on games and competition. Skills themes help the physical educator differentiate lessons better in addition to achieving the national standards. With this approach students are able to achieve a higher level of success and with this success comes a greater percentage of students wanting to remain physically active throughout their life."--Amy Monsegur-Colon, Physical Education Teacher, NYC Department of Education