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Cricket Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

Teachers can help students understand the English sport cricket and gain background into its history. This lesson plan contains activities that teach students about cricket's rules, objectives, set-up, and traditions.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson students will be able to:

  • create a model of a cricket field
  • summarize important components of the game
  • simulate a game of cricket

Length

This lesson will take approximately 60-90 minutes.

Curriculum Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.2

Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.7

Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.

Materials Needed

  • photos of a cricket field, wickets, ball, and bat
  • paper and writing utensils
  • chart paper
  • construction paper
  • cricket equipment: wickets, ball, bat, and batting gloves (or what could work for equipment)
  • coin
  • short video clip of cricket game

Vocabulary

  • batting
  • bowling
  • crease
  • pitch

Instructions

Understanding Cricket

Create a K-W-L chart with students to activate prior knowledge. Fill out the first two columns (What I Know and What I Want to Know) before reading.

Read the lesson Cricket: Definition, Rules & History as a class.

Pause after reading the first two sections (''What is Cricket?'' and ''History of Cricket''). Ask students to turn and talk to a partner about one thing they learned about cricket that they did not know before reading these sections. Allow some partners to share their answers.

Continue reading the next section (''The Setup'').

Show students photos of cricket equipment. Have students identify each piece and discuss how each is used in a game.

Read the remainder of the lesson.

Have students write a 'How-To' paper providing step-by-step directions on how to play cricket. Divide students into small groups to share their work and make corrections as needed.

Create a Venn diagram as a class that compares/contrasts cricket to baseball.

Return to the K-W-L chart to review what has been written and to add information to the third column (What I Learned).

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