Luke Goes to Bat

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by Rachel Isadora

Subjects/Themes – Baseball, Jackie Robinson, Dodgers, Phillies, Ebbet’s Field

Video
Luke goes to Bat – Jennifer Kious
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUzUFBPHZsk

Luke goes to Bat – David Kay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xcy2Rv2lJM

Website
Author – Rachel Isadora
http://www.rachelisadora.com/books/

Children’s Review: Luke Goes to Bat
http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-399-23604-4

Ebbets Field – Ballparks.com
http://www.ballparks.com/baseball/national/ebbets.htm

Ebbets Field – Baseball Almanac
http://www.baseball-almanac.com/stadium/stadiume.shtml

Luke Goes to Bat
http://www.thenedshow.com/assets/never-give-up-primary-lesson-plan-luke-goes-to-bat.pdf
Vocabulary, Discussion Questions, Writing Printable

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We are the Ship: The Story of the Black Baseball League

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By Kadir Nelson
Awards – Coretta Scott King – Author Winner, Illustrator honor, Sibert Winner, Orbis Pictus honor 2009

Lesson Plans
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball Literature Unit
http://www.edhelper.com/books/We_Are_the_Ship_The_Story_of_Negro_League_Basebal.htm

Websites
The Art of Kadir Nelson
http://kadirnelson.com/

Kids’ Wings Activities for We Are The Ship by Kadir Nelson
http://www.suzyred.com/2009-we-are-the-ship.html

WE ARE THE SHIP: The Story of NEGRO LEAUGUE BASEBALL
http://www.wearetheship.com/

‘We Are the Ship: Story of Negro League Baseball’ at Muskegon Museum of Art| MLive.com
http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/muskegon/index.ssf/2011/01/story_of_negro_league_baseball.html

Video
Scholastic Videos – Kadir Nelson Reads “We are the Ship”

YouTube – “Kadir Nelson: We Are the Ship:

Baseball Saved Us

by Ken Mochizuki

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Books about Japanese Relocation /Internment Camps (during World War II)
F UCH A Jar of Dreams/ Yoshiko Uchida
940.53 WEL Children of the relocation camps / Catherine A. Welch.

Websites
Ansel Adam’s Photographs of Japanese Internment Camp
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/anseladams/
Read the book, then compare illustrations with the baseball photo taken by Ansel adams. Go to Gallery – Collection Highlights – Sports & Leisure – Baseball.

Baseball Saved Us Printables, Classroom Activities, Teacher Resources | RIF.org https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/baseball-saved-us

Lee and Low Publisher – Baseball Saved Us
https://www.leeandlow.com/books/17/hc/baseball_saved_us

Read Baseball Saved Us
http://americanhistory.si.edu/ourstory/pdf/internment/internment_readbaseball.pdf

Teammates

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by Peter Golenbock

Subjects – Jackie Robinson, Civil Rights
Call # – 796.357 GOL

Websites
CyberBee: Building Prior Knowledge (using Teammates by Peter Golenbock)
http://www.infotoday.com/mmschools/may02/cybe0502.htm

Literature: “Teammates” by Peter Golenbock | eThemes
https://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/1571?locale=en

Teammates by Peter Golenbock
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/literature/activity/8994.html?for_printing=

Ballpark Mysteries

This past week we read The Fenway Foul-up (Ballpark Mysteries #1) by David A. Kelly.

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We talked about how the author incoorporated facts about baseball and Fenway Park into this fiction story.  To check out some of the facts included in this story, go to the link above for Fenway Foul-up or check out the facts at the end of the book.

Additional Activities

Featured Book – Baseball

Printable –  Baseball Hall of Famers –  WordsearchJackie Robinson Coloring Page

Computer –  Baseball Trivia Quiz