Literature: "The Lucky Baseball Bat" by Matt Christopher
These sites are about the book “The Lucky Baseball Bat” by Matt Christopher. Includes lesson plans, group activities, and biographies on the author. There are links to eThemes Resources on baseball, the St. Louis Cardinals, and book activities.
Visit the author's site to read a list of his books.
"The Lucky Baseball Bat" discussion
Use the discussion questions and vocabulary activities with your students while reading "The Lucky Baseball Bat".
All Around the Baseball Field
Students working in groups create a baseball field complete with baseball sounds and baseball moves. Complete lesson plans are provided.
How fast is a fastball?
Watch the video with your students. Baseball vocabulary, a test for how fast is your fastball, and techniques for developing a fastball are given.
Click on "Search," type in the word "teamwork" and then click on "Centerfield Ballhawk" for an interactive game about teamwork that is fun for the SMARTboard.
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 and math baseball games. There are links to eThemes Resources on the St. Louis Cardinals and the Negro League.
eThemes Resource: Baseball: St. Louis Cardinals
These sites have information about the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team. Read about the players, managers, owners, and history of the St. Louis team. Includes articles on Jack Buck, Darryl Kyle, Roger Maris, and Mark McGwire. A link to an eThemes Resource on the Negro Baseball League is included.
eThemes Resource: Literature: Book Activities
These hands-on activities can be used to supplement almost any book. Includes class activities to increase reading comprehension and vocabulary. Includes a link to eThemes Resource on story elements.