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Sports Worksheets

If you can imagine it, your students can play it! This comprehensive sports unit is filled with creative and engaging resources to help your students learn about different sports and famous athletes. Grade level appropriate fiction and non-fiction readers are available as well as critical thinking and writing activities. Original photo books, leveled readers, and foreign language conversations will keep your students so engaged, and having so much fun, that they might not even realize they are learning!
Sports Worksheets

Critical Thinking
     Basketball: How many points did each person score?
     Track team: distance traveled
     Track team: time to finish
     Gold, silver, and bronze medals awarded
     Competitor, country, event
     Number of gold medals won (algebra)
     Points scored in a basketball game (algebra)
     Bobsled competition

             Sports Analogies

What would YOU do?
     Be a Sport! (Grades 3-6)
     Will Sue Get A Spare or Strike Out? (Grades 3-6)
     The Bicycle Rodeo (Grades 3-6)
     Plan Ahead, Don't Gamble With Your Future (Grades 3-6)
     To Play or Not to Play (Grades 3-6)
     The Poor Sport (Grades 4-6)
     Team Challenge (Grades 6-8)

Make a Daily Sports Activity Lesson Plan Book
        Daily Sports Activity Lesson Plan Book

Ponder the Picture
            Ponder the Picture: Soccer Game

Finish the Story
     Hockey Practice (Grades 2-3)
     The Baseball Glove (Grades 2-3)
     The Big Race (Grades 2-4)
     A Sport Unlike Any Other (Grades 2-4)
     Win or Lose? (Grades 3-6)
     To Skate or Not to Skate (Grades 3-6)
     The Barrel Racer (Grades 4-5)
     Tryouts (Grades 6-8)

Reading Comprehensions - Special Education High Interest Reading
     Hank Aaron (Hi/Lo Grades 3-5)
     Safe Snowmobiling (Hi/Lo Grades 3-5)
     Skiing (Hi/Lo Grades 3-5)

Short Reading Comprehensions
Very Quick Readers
     Curling (Very Quick Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     Freestyle Skiing (Very Quick Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     Freestyle Skiing - Aerials (Very Quick Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     Freestyle Skiing - Moguls (Very Quick Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     Freestyle Skiing - Ski Cross (Very Quick Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     Biathlon (Very Quick Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Figure Skating (Very Quick Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Fast Cars and a Famous Track (Very Quick Reader; Grades 3-7 Readability)
     Cross-Country Skiing (Very Quick Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)

Short Readers
    Sporting Events
     Ice Hockey (Short Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     Nordic Combined (Short Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     Ready, Set, Skate! Olympic Speed Skating (Short Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     Short Track Speed Skating (Short Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     Ski Jumping (Short Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     Snowboarding (Short Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     Grab, Run, Slide, the Skeleton Is Quite a Ride! (Short Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     Bobsledding or Bobsleigh (Short Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     Luge (Short Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     Alpine Skiing (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     The Unbelievable Sport of Toe Wrestling (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     SCUBA (Short Reader; Grades 5-8 Readability)

    Athlete Biographies
     Aliona Savchenko (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Clara Hughes (Short Reader; Grades 4-5 Readability)
     Kim Yu-na (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Aksel Lund Svindal: Alpine All-Star (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Picabo Street, the Downhill Dynamo (Short Reader; Grades 5-7 Readability)
     Lindsey Vonn: Queen of the Mountain (Short Reader; Grades 5-8 Readability)
     Roberto Luongo (Short Reader; Grades 5-8 Readability)
     Hayley Wickenheiser: Commander of the Ice (Short Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)
     Davey Barr, Ski Cross (Short Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)
     Billy Demong: Skier with an Odd Tattoo (Short Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)
     Shani Davis, Around the World on Two Blades (Short Reader; Grades 7-9 Readability)

     Baseball Cards (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     What Is an Athletic Trainer? (Short Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)

     Autos veloces y una pista famosa (grades 3-7)
     SCUBA (grades 5-8)

Compare and Contrast
        Winter Activity Traits: Compare and contrast the similarities and differences between ice skating and snow skiing. (Grades 1-3)

Sport Traits: Compares two ancient water sports (Grades 5-6)

Martial Arts Traits: Compares three martial arts forms (Grades 5-6)

Figure Skater Traits: Compares two world class figure skaters (Grades 5-6)


Reading Comprehensions
     Take Me for a Jump! (Grades 1-3)
     What a Ride! Cisco Competes in Three-Day Eventing (Grades 1-3)
     Bobby's Bowling Team (Grades 2-3)
     Garon Gets Golf Lessons (Grades 2-3)
     Dancing Dressage Horses (Grades 2-4)
     Tiger Underdogs! (Grades 3-4)
     The Rules of the Game (Grades 3-5)
     The Baseball Game (Grades 3-5)
     The Best Dog (Grades 4-6)
     Skijoring Racers (Grades 4-6)
     Andrea's Fins (Grades 5-8)

     Sticks and Swords: The Art and Sport of Fencing (Grades 1-3)
     Making a Big Splash with Water Polo! (Grades 1-3)
     Ping Pong Goes the Ball! (Grades 1-3)
     Shooting Skeets! (Grades 1-3)
     A Sport with a Funny Name! Curling (Grades 2-3)
     A Wild Ride: Equestrian Vaulting (Grades 2-3)
     The Best Sport (Grades 2-4)
     Sports Balls (Grades 3-4)
     Let's Play a Ballgame! (Grades 3-5)
     Checkmate (Grades 3-5)
     Bowling (Grades 4-5)
     Rock Climbing (Grades 4-6)
     Skateboarding (Grades 4-6)
     Skydiving (Grades 4-6)
     It Started With a Peach Basket (Grades 4-6)
     From One Ol' Cat to Baseball (Grades 4-6)
     "Fore" - The History of Golf (Grades 4-6)
     Row, Row, Row Your Boat (Grades 4-6)
     Rowing (Grades 4-6)
     Sailing, Sailing, Over the Bounding Main (Grades 4-6)
     A Not So Smooth Run (Grades 4-6)
     Field Hockey (Grades 4-6)
     A Sport That Bowled 'Em Over (Grades 4-6)
     En Garde! (Grades 4-6)
     How Can You Play Polo in the Water? (Grades 4-6)
     The First Truly American Sport (Grades 4-6)
     Tennis Anyone? (Grades 4-6)
     Close Only Counts in Horseshoes (Grades 4-6)
     Taking Aim at Skeet (Grades 4-6)
     Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking (Grades 4-6)
     Surfing (Grades 4-6)
     Sumo Wrestling (Grades 4-6)
     Throwing Sports - Javelin, Discus, Hammer, and Shot Put (Grades 4-6)
     Mountain Biking and Unicycling (Grades 4-6)
     Elephant Polo (Grades 4-6)
     Cave Diving (Grades 4-6)
     Snowboarding (Grades 4-6)
     Paintball (Grades 4-6)
     Dog Sledding (Grades 4-6)
     Snowbiking (Grades 4-6)
     Jumping, Leaping Horses! (Grades 4-6)
     Gentle Judo (Grades 4-6)
     Taekwondo (Grades 4-6)
     On Guard! The Sport of Fencing (Grades 4-6)
     A Sport with an Unusual Name! Curling (Grades 4-6)
     A Sport that Sounds Fun - Ping Pong! (Grades 4-6)
     The Ride of a Lifetime: Equestrian Vaulting (Grades 4-6)
     Skeet Shooting (Grades 4-6)
     The Art and Sport of Dressage Horseback Riding (Grades 4-7)
     Equestrian Superheroes! Three-Day Eventing (Grades 4-7)
     Who Kicked the First Soccer Ball? (Grades 5-7)
     It's Fourth and Goal - The History of Football (Grades 5-7)
     The History of Curling (Grades 5-7)
     Softball Finds a Place of Its Own (Grades 5-7)
     Skiing the Slopes (Grades 5-7)
     Watch the Birdie (Grades 5-7)
     Icing on the Cake! (Grades 5-7)
     Sidewalk Surfing (Grades 5-7)
     Man Imitates Birds (Grades 5-7)
     What Is Cricket? (Grades 5-7)
     What Is Paddle Rackets? (Grades 5-7)
     Not One, Not Two, But the Triathlon (Grades 5-7)
     The Fast and Fearless Life of a Jockey (Grades 5-7)
     Flying Disc Fun (Grades 6-7)
     Futsal (Grades 6-8)
     Gymnastics (Grades 6-8)
     Is It Mintonette or Volleyball? (Grades 6-8)
     Is It Table Tennis or Ping Pong? (Grades 6-8)
     From the Swimming Hole to Swimming for Medals (Grades 6-8)
     Wrestling Takes a Hold (Grades 6-8)
     Karate (Grades 6-8)
     Making a Sport of Running and Throwing (Grades 6-8)
     A Short History on Marathon (Grades 6-8)
     Water Skis (Grades 6-8)
     The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports: The Kentucky Derby (Grades 7-9)

     The Baseball Game (Grades 3-5)
     Jackie Robinson (Grades 4-6)
     Roberto Clemente (Grades 4-6)
     Sammy Sosa (Grades 4-6)
     Take Me Out to the Ballgame - The World Series (Grades 5-7)
     Hank Aaron (Grades 6-7)
     Yankee Numbers (Hi/Lo Grades 2-3)
     Babe Ruth (Hi/Lo Grades 2-3)
     The "Hammer" (Hi/Lo Grades 2-3)
     Batter Up! (Hi/Lo Grades 2-3)
     Ramon = Nomar (Hi/Lo Grades 2-3)
     "The Georgia Peach" (Hi/Lo Grades 2-3)
     Take Me Out to the Ball Game, Part 1 (Hi/Lo Grades 3-5)
     Take Me Out to the Ball Game, Part 2 (Hi/Lo Grades 3-5)
     Take Me Out to the Ball Game, Part 3 (Hi/Lo Grades 3-5)
     Baseball Hall of Fame (Hi/Lo Grades 4-5)

     "Larry Bird Ball" (Hi/Lo grades 2-3)
     Is It Real? (Hi/Lo Grades 2-3)

     Racing Day! (Grades 4-5)
     Richard Petty, The King of Nascar (Grades 4-6)
     Jeff Gordon (Grades 4-6)
     Louise Smith: The First Lady of Stock Car Racing (Grades 4-6)
     Jimmie Johnson (Grades 6-7)
     Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Grades 6-8)
     Chad Knaus, Crew Chief (Grades 6-8)
     Start Your Engine (Hi/Lo Grades 2-3)
     It's the Pits! (Hi/Lo Grades 4-5)

Extreme Sports
     Bungee Jumping (Grades 4-6)
     Extreme Skiing (Grades 4-6)
     Ice Climbing (Grades 4-6)
     Snowkiting and Other Kiting Sports (Grades 4-6)
     Zorbing (Grades 4-6)
     Parabatics - Skydiving with Flair (Grades 4-6)
     Extreme Sand Sculpting (Grades 4-6)
     Extreme Ironing and Other Household Sports (Grades 4-7)

     Hank Aaron (Grades 6-7)
     Hank Aaron (Hi/Lo Grades 2-3)
     Lance Armstrong (Hi/Lo Grades 2-3)
     Lanny Barnes (Grades 7-8)
     Davey Barr (Grades 6-8)
     Tanith Belbin (Grades 6-8)
     Johnny Bench (Hi/Lo Grades 2-3)
     Ole Einar Bjorndalen (Grades 4-6)
     Bonnie Blair (Hi/Lo Grades 2-3)
     Ethelda Bleibtrey (Hi/Lo Grades 2-3)
     Matt Christopher (Grades 4-6)
     Roberto Clemente (Grades 4-6)
     Tyrus Raymond Cobb (Hi/Lo Grades 2-3)
     Sasha Cohen (Grades 5-7)
     Dr. J - Julius Winfield Erving II (Hi/Lo Grades 2-3)
     Brett Favre (Grades 6-7)
     Peggy Fleming (Grades 4-6)
     Vonetta Flowers (Grades 7-9)
     Nomar Garciaparra (Hi/Lo Grades 2-3)
     Jeff Gordon (Grades 4-6)
     Janet Guthrie (Hi/Lo Grades 2-3)
     Dorothy Hamill (Grades 5-7)
     Scott Hamilton (Grades 2-3)
     Michael Jordan (Grades 5-7)
     Florence Griffith Joyner (Grades 5-6)
     Yuko Kavaguti (Grades 4-6)
     Sinead and John Kerr (Grades 5-6)
     Julie Krone: Female Jockey (Grades 4-5)
     Michelle Kwan (Grades 7-9)
     Pelé (Hi/Lo Grades 2-3)
     Peyton Manning (Hi/Lo Grades 2-3)
     Hermann Maier (Grades 6-8)
     Heather Moyse (Grades 5-6)
     Apolo Anton Ohno (Grades 7-9)
     Walter Payton (Hi/Lo Grades 2-3)
     Jackie Robinson (Grades 4-6)
     Babe Ruth (Hi/Lo Grades 2-3)
     Sammy Sosa (Grades 4-6)
     Louise Smith (Grades 4-6)
     Alberto Tomba (Grades 6-8)
     Dara Torres (Grades 8-9)
     Shaun White (Grades 5-6)
     Shaun White, Snowboarder (Hi/Lo Grade 5)
     Kristi Yamaguchi (Grades 7-8)
     Babe Didrikson Zaharias (Grades 5-7)

Black History
     Negro Baseball Leagues (Grades 4-6)
     The Harlem Globetrotters (Grades 4-6)
     The Negro Leagues (Grades 5-7)
     Famous Names in Sports (Grades 5-7)
     A Time to Shine - The 1936 Olympics (Grades 7-9)

     Winning Isn't Everything! (Grades 4-6)
     Clap Skates (Grades 4-6)
     Up, Up, and Away with the Blue Angels! (Grades 4-6)
     Dog Agility (Grades 4-6)
     Women in Sports (Grades 5-7)
     Sports and Fitness (Grades 5-8)
     Sports Heroes Who Were Immigrants (Grades 6-8)
     The Great Zamboni (Grades 6-8)

     ¡Qué cabalgata! Cisco compite en el Concurso de Tres Días (grades 1-3)
     La mejor perra (grades 4-6)
     Corredores de skijoring (grades 4-6)
     Palos y espadas: El arte y el deporte de la esgrima (grades 1-3)
     ¡Ping pong hace la pelota! (grades 1-3)
     ¡Tiro al plato! (grades 1-3)
     Un deporte con un nombre gracioso: curling (grades 2-3)
     Los bolos (grades 4-5)
     Futsal (grades 6-8)
     Karate (grades 6-8)
     Los perros rescatistas del 11 de septiembre (grades 2-3)
     El bebé de béisbol (grades 2-3)
     El Salón de la Fama del Béisbol
     Larry Bird ball (grades 2-3)
     Jimmie Johnson, piloto de NASCAR (grades 6-7)
     Dale Earnhardt hijo (grades 6-8)
     Chad Knaus, Jefe del equipo (grade 7)
     Enciendan sus motores (grades 2-3)
     Una Mancha en el Hielo (grades 2-3)
     Enciendan sus motores (grades 2-3)
     Nacido para jugar al fútbol (grades 2-3)
     "El Herminator" de Austria (grades 6-8)
     El bebé de béisbol (grades 2-3)
     Babe Didrikson Zaharias (grades 5-7)
     Ligas negras de béisbol (grades 4-6)
     Patinadores de Velocidad (grades 4-6)

     Le ‘Babe' de Base-balle* (grades 2-3)
     Allumez le moteur (grades 2-3)
     Un éclair sur la glace (grades 2-3)
     Allumez le moteur (grades 2-3)
     Né pour joué au football américain (grades 2-3)
     Le ‘Babe' de Base-balle* (grades 2-3)

     Il Babe del baseball (grades 2-3)
     Nato per giocare a football (grades 2-3)
     Il Babe del baseball (grades 2-3)

     Das Baseball ‚Babe' (grades 2-3)
     Starten Sie ihre Motoren (grades 2-3)
     Ein Wirbelwind auf dem Eis (grades 2-3)
     Starten Sie ihre Motoren (grades 2-3)
     Zum Fußballspielen geboren (grades 2-3)
     Das Baseball ‚Babe' (grades 2-3)

            Philly's Dream Come True (Grades 2-4)
            The Greatest Spectacle in Racing (Grades 4-6)
            The Beginner's Guide to Baseball (Grades 3-4)
            Gooaalllll! (Grades 4-6)
            Reaching for the Goal (Grades 3-5)
            Collecting For a Collection (Grades 3-5)
            The Big Prize (Grades 3-6)
            Soccer History by Mail (Grades 4-6)
            Play Hard, Stay Safe (Grades 4-5)
            The Sport of Climbing (Grades 4-6)
            The Crazy Crashes of NASCAR (Grades 4-5)
            Extreme Sports: Going to Extremes (Grades 5-7)
            Shaping the Super Bowl (Grades 7-9)
            Auto Racing (Grades 3-5)
            Types of Auto Racing (Grades 3-5)
            Bethany Hamilton: Shark Attack Survivor (Grades 4-5)
            The National Baseball Hall of Famers: The First Ten (Grades 5-7)
            Inside The National Baseball Hall of Fame (Grades 5-9)
            That's How Ron Rolls: a Skateboarding Story (Reading Level 4; Interest Level 5)
            Weird and Wild Sports from Around the World (Reading Level 4; Interest Level 6)
            B Is for Baseball (Grades 5-6)

Replying to Letters

Leveled Books
            Skating on the Edge: A Brief History of Ice Skating
             Johnny Makes the Team (PDF file)
             Jumping Jackrabbits (PDF file)
             Who Will Win Today? (PDF file)
             Minks on Ice (PDF file)
          Jenna Uses a Wheelchair (PDF file)
        Cheers for the Champions

        Stan Can

        Jump, Jim!

        A Big Boy

Conversations - Foreign Languages
     Sports Sign-ups - Spanish and English

     I need a medical certificate! - French and English
     Logic - French and English
     The obstacle course - French and English
     The World Cup - French and English
     We Like to Have Fun - French and English
     The argument - French and English
     What a great game! - French and English
     Abby and Rita Shop for Clothes - French and English
     The Basketball Game - French and English
     Basketball basics - French and English

     Further Steps – A Soccer Match at the New Stadium in Munich - German and English

Book Units
    Best Friends for Frances (Grades K-2)
    Whose Hat Is This? A Look at Hats Workers Wear - Hard, Tall, and Shiny (Grades K-2)
    Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man (Grades 1-5)
    Michael Phelps (Grades 2-4)
    Salt in His Shoes (Grades 2-4)
    Skinny Bones (Grades 2-4)
    The Babe & I (Grades 2-5)
    Wilma Unlimited (Grades 2-5)
    A Picture Book of Jackie Robinson (Grades 3-5)
    Everest: Book Two: The Climb (Grades 3-5)
    Island: Book One: Shipwreck (Grades 3-5)
    Jackie and Me (Grades 3-5)
    Teammates (Grades 3-5)
    The Million Dollar Shot (Grades 3-5)
    Everest: Book One: The Contest (Grades 3-6)
    Honus and Me (Grades 3-6)
    Taking Sides (Grades 3-6)
    Asterix at the Olympic Games (Grades 3-8)
    Abner and Me (Grades 4-6)
    Danny, the Champion of the World (Grades 4-6)
    In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson (Grades 4-6)
    The Boy Who Saved Baseball (Grades 4-6)
    The Kid Who Only Hit Homers (Grades 4-6)
    Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear (Grades 4-6)
    Babe and Me (Grades 4-7)
    Baseball Fever (Grades 4-7)
    Sliding into Home (Grades 4-7)
    The Aurora County All-Stars (Grades 4-7)
    Stealing Home (Grades 4-8)
    Crash (Grades 5-8)
    Heat (Grades 5-8)
    We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball (Grades 5-8)
    Crackback (Grades 5-9)
    Dancing Carl (Grades 5-9)
    Slam! (Grades 5-9)
    Banner in the Sky (Grades 6-12)
    The Contender (Grades 9-12)
    Fences (Grades 11-12)

     I Want to be an Olympic Diver (grades 4-6)
     I Want to be an Olympic Gymnast (grades 4-6)

     Sports counting coloring book (PDF File)

Middle School Math
     Sports Math - Whole Numbers
     Sports Math - Fractions
     Sports Math - Integers
     Sports Math - Ratios
     Sports Math - Percents

Special Olympics
     Special Olympics (Grades 9-12)

Winter Olympics
   Winter Olympics Theme Unit

Summer Olympics
   Summer Olympics Theme Unit

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