Lesson Plan

Underhand Volleyball Serve

Proper technique of the underhand volleyball serve while integrating use of the iPad.
Craig C.
Classroom teacher
Barboursville Middle School
Barboursville, WV
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Subjects Arts

Students will be able to...serve the volleyball underhand. use an iPad to video the technique for proper form.

Grades 6 - 8
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1 Hook

Activity: Other

This will "grab" the students' attention very easily by involving physical activity and interaction with their peers.

2 Direct Instruction

The students will follow the teacher direction with the following pointers : keep eyes on ball, move to get under the ball, bend at knees, movement is at shoulder not elbows. The movement will be modeled by teacher and by selected students who seem to have mastered the skill.

3 Guided Practice

Activity: Presenting

The students will be asked to demonstrate the proper technique of the skill listed AS their partner uses the iPad to video their actions. The two will take turns doing so and critiquing each skill. Students may raise questions regarding skills with the teacher OR their partner.

4 Independent Practice

Activity: Creating

Students will be asked to create various drills to practice the skill being presented. Students can display mastery both by demonstrating real time, OR by reviewing the video that was recorded on the iPad.

5 Wrap-Up

Activity: Conversing

Students will discuss the advantages of using proper form for the skill presented. Proper form mastery may lead to raising self-confidence of students participating AND may also translate into a more productive class and/or team season.