Before and After Lesson Plan
Original Date: 8/16/2011
Lesson Title: Frisbee Skill Development/Ultimate Frisbee.
State Standard: PE.08.EE.01- Demonstrate movement principles (mechanics, force,
speed) in performing skills related to a team activity and an individual or partner related
Objectives: The students will be able to demonstrate skill development by correctly
performing multiple throws and catches with a Frisbee. Students will also work toward
mastering the state standards by learning rules, techniques, and tactics in team sports,
specifically Ultimate Frisbee.
Content Area: Physical Education.
Grade Level: 9th
Time Period: One 90 minute class period.
Materials: For this lesson I will need 15 Frisbees, 20 cones for boundaries, a pre-made
compact disc with one minute by ten second intervals, a CD player, 6 “Scavenger Hunt
Fitness” cards, 35 pencils, and 35 reading strategy exit slips.
WISG: “When I say go.” Time
Students will begin in their squad lines. 1 min.
Everyone will have a partner and hook elbows while standing back to back. I will 30 sec.
pick a group to begin as “it” while the other groups try not to get tagged. If you get
tagged or become separated, you are now it as well.
Stay within the boundaries of the black line on this side of gym 10 sec.
Tag softly and look where you’re going.
Transition: WISG get back to back with someone of similar height and interlock 30 sec.
Pick a pair to be it.
WISG begin playing. GO! 3 min.
WHISTLE- Freeze. 5 sec.
Restart game with new taggers. 10 sec.
WISG- Get with a different partner and begin. GO! 3 min.
WHISTLE- freeze. 5 sec.
Now we’ll begin scavenger hunt fitness.
Six groups of five.
Each group has one fitness card.
The card will gives details on what exercises to do and where. 30 sec.
SAFETY- Move in safe space. 5 sec.
TRANSITION- WISG: Get with another pair; begin once you get a card. GO!
Hand out fitness cards to each group. 15 sec.
WHISTLE: freeze. 5 sec.
WISG- Return the cards and meet on the baseline. GO! 15 sec.
Now we’ll begin some Frisbee drills. First we’ll work on the Backhand throw and 30 sec.
Demonstrate/Check for understanding
Grip: Thumb on top of disc, index finger along rim, and other fingers
Stance: stand sideways with same side foot pointing toward target. 2 min.
Release: Step toward target, throw Frisbee across the body/parallel with
ground, snap wrist to create spin.
Turn to your partner and discuss the proper form for a backhand Frisbee throw. 2 min.
One hand is on top of disc, the other is below; clap hand together making a
“Frisbee Sandwich.” 2 min.
Turn back to your partner and explain the sandwich catch.
SAFETY: 30 sec.
If you throw out of control be sure to yell “Heads!”
Start extending the distance as you become more efficient.
Make soft, straight throws so no one gets hit.
Get with your partner from spider tag. 1 min.
One partner grabs a Frisbee while the other finds a place on the white line. 3 min.
Begin playing catch from white lines in safe space. GO!
Now we’ll try the “Thumbs up” and “Thumbs down” catches, using only one hand.
Demonstrate/Check for understanding
Thumbs Down: (When disc is above waist level) Make hand into a “C,” with thumb
Thumbs Up: (When disc is below waist level) Using “C,” with thumb pointing
TRANSITION-WISG Begin throwing Frisbee at different levels; catch using
“thumbs up” and “thumbs down” catches as necessary
Now try throwing/catching the Frisbee with your non-dominant hand.
WISG- Put the Frisbees in the bin and meet at center court for directions. GO!
Great work! I saw a lot of great throws and catches!
Now we’re going to play a really fun game called Ultimate Frisbee.
Look Back: Remember our “strategies with open space” from basketball and soccer.
Two separate games/courts, going the widths of the gym.
6 people on each team.
Cannot run with the disk. 4 min.
Only 3 steps allowed after catching a disk.
Must make at least 5 passes before entering the end-zone.
Turnovers occur by an incomplete pass or an interception.
NO DOUBLE TEAMING!
To score, a Frisbee must be caught between the wall and black line.
Look where you’re running. 25 sec.
When scoring, be careful of the walls.
Any questions about the directions or the rules?
TRANSITION- WISG: Grab a penny and get into five groups of six; one on each
quadrant of the court. Rock/paper/scissor to start with the Frisbee and begin with a 10 min.
Pull (Kickoff.) GO!
WISG- Winning teams rotate to one court (designate court) and losing teams play on 30 sec.
their current court. 10 min.
WISG- Put your pennies and Frisbees in the bin. Meet at center court and discuss 30 sec.
with a partner some strategies that your team used. GO!
Way to work hard today!
Scaffolding for exit slips: Remember these critical terms because you will be
asked to hand in an answer sheet.
Can anyone tell me the three critical elements of the backhand throw?
1. Grip: Thumb on top of disc, index finger along rim, and other
fingers underneath disc
2. Stance: stand sideways with same side foot pointing toward
3. Release: Step toward target, throw Frisbee across the
body/parallel with ground, snap wrist to create spin.
Can anyone tell me the three critical elements of the sandwich catch? 3-5 min.
1. One hand on top
2. Other on bottom,
3. Clap hands together.
When do you use a thumbs up/thumbs down catch?
1. Thumb-up: When Frisbee is below the waist.
2. Thumb-down: When Frisbee is above the waist.
Cloze Reading Strategy:
Everyone will get an exit slip containing sentences with blanks where a key term has 8 min.
been deleted. Your job is to fill in the blank with the correct term.
(TRANSITION): WISG everyone grab a pencil and exit slip. Begin filling in the
blanks once you find a place to write on the floor or wall. When you finish hand
them in to me and head to the locker room to dress up. GO! 1 min.
I chose to use a reading strategy called “Cloze,” which uses a passage of writing
with blanks where strategically placed words have been removed and students must fill in
the blank with the correct word. This activity gives students a small amount of
information that they can use to determine the key term embedded into the sentence.
This strategy allows students to identify a critical term and see how the word is used in a
written form, improving their vocabulary and ability to compose sentences. I find that
this is a successful strategy to use in physical education because it takes very little time
from physical activities and enriches to content.
Fill in the blank(s) within each sentence with the correct key term from today’s lesson.
1. There are three critical elements of a backhand throw with a Frisbee including
_________, ________, and _________.
2. When releasing the Frisbee you should flick the ________ to create spin on the
disk, improving accuracy and distance.
3. When performing a Sandwich Catch, one hand is on top and the other is on
bottom. You then ________ your hands together creating a “Frisbee sandwich.”
4. A “thumb-up” catch is used when the Frisbee is received ________ the waist.
5. A “thumb-down” catch is used when the Frisbee is received ________ the waist.
Scavenger Hunt Fitness
10 jumping jacks in 4 corners of gym.
Run 4 laps around perimeter of gym.
10 push ups at center court.
Hop 2 lengths of the gym.
15 sit ups under two center hoops.
Crab Walk 2 widths of the gym.
Calf stretch against the wall.
Lunges 2 widths of gym.
20 line-jumps on a baseline.
10 monster jumps under a side hoop.
Skip 2 laps around perimeter of gym.
Leap 2 widths of gym.