Literature: "Choosing up Sides" by John H. Ritter
These sites are about the book “Choosing up Sides” by John H. Ritter. There is information about the author’s biography and books. Includes lesson plans and classroom activities to go along with the book. There is also information and activities on being left-handed and a link to eThemes resources on baseball.
John H. Ritter's Website
This is the official website for the author, John H. Ritter. Includes a biography, interviews, lesson plans, awards, book excerpts, and more.
Teacher and Parent Resources
This lesson plan provides suggested classroom activities that use the Socratic Method in teaching literature.
John H. Ritter
Read brief biography of a baseball novelist and find out what influenced his books.
This page has resources and lesson plans for teachers to go along with the book. NOTE: Some links are broken.
Scholastic: The Boy Who Saved Baseball Extension Activity
Extend your discussion of "Choosing Up Sides" with these extension activities.
NOTE: This site includes ads.
Right Side/Left Side
This resource features a collection of experiments about sidedness that can help students find out if people have a dominant hand, foot, eye, and ear.
Reader's Workshop: "Choosing Up Sides"
Include some activities with your discussion of "Choosing Up Sides" by John H. Ritter. Includes: a word search, a crossword puzzle, letter jumbles, a maze, a memory game, a board game, a fill in the blanks activity, and discussion questions.
Left Handers Advantages in Sports
Read an article that describes some advantages in sports of being left-handed and some experiences of left-handers. Note: This site includes ads.
Right or Left Handed?
In this activity, students will collect data to demonstrate what percentage of their class is left- and right-handed.
eThemes Resource: Baseball: Overview
These sites offer an introduction to the sport of baseball. Read about the history of baseball and how the game is played. Visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame to learn about famous players. Includes interactive baseball games. There are links to eThemes Resources on the St. Louis Cardinals and the Negro League.