Ideas of good practice - sports
Reading The Game is assembling some ideas of good practice which use football to promote literacy and reading for libraries and schools to share online.
This is a list of ideas which may or may not be entirely original, but should hopefully provide some inspiration for using football for some educational fun.
- Discuss nouns, verbs and adjectives associated with football - these will be useful for some of the following exercises.
- Press conference. Children can be managers, physios, chairmen and press. Children can start by talking about the sort of questions which they would want to ask, and then write a short press release.
- Player interviews - split into pairs and ask questions based around different scenarios (e.g. you have been placed on the transfer list).
- What books/magazines do you think players should read? i.e. what would you recommend to Becks?
- Write a matchday report about last week's game. Alternatively the last game of football (or other sport) that was watched (reports could be put on a website). If possible watch 15 mins using a video of a match.
Headlines from recent football stories - make up some alternatives.
- Split into two teams and each come up with the best description of the offside rule without using pots of salt and pepper.
- Write an inspiring speech to rally your team at half-time (see Henry V).
- Hold a debate - I believe footballers are paid too much money. women in football .
- Write a speech to persuade others to support the same team as you.
- Write a football song - use a familiar tune (She'll be coming round the mountain etc).
- Write a poem about your mascot.
- Directions to your ground.
- Design a website for your favourite team including your match reports etc.
- Write copy for a matchday programme to include your 'player' interviews etc.
- Football alphabet a is for Arsenal etc.
- Football hangman.
- Name 5 teams with the letter x in (Crewe AleXander).
- 5 teams that begin and end with the same letter (Charlton AthletiC).
- Spend 10 minutes making 10 anagrams of football clubs/stadiums/countries. Swap with a friend and see if you can decipher them.
Let us know about your good ideas so that we can share them! Continue a list on this article or create a new one.