The purpose of the Word Search Skills for Individual and Dual Sports book is to provide an innovative tool to learn how to perform 115 individual and dual sports skills while improving motor skills, reading and writing skills, teamwork, and cooperative skills while having fun solving the puzzles.
The Word Search Skills for Individual and Dual Sports has been designed for pre-service students in physical education, physical education teachers, adapted physical education teachers, classroom teachers, ESL teachers, home school programs, K-12 school districts offering packages in physical education, online distance education, college professors in teacher preparation programs, sport coaches, summer or winter sport camp instructors and counselors, parents trying to help their children to become knowledgeable about team sports, scout leaders during camps, activities for family reunions, sports enthusiasts, and word search lovers as an innovative tool to learn how to perform the 115 individual and dual sports skills provided while finding words in a maze of letters.
The difference in this word search book is that you will learn individual and dual sports cues on how to perform each skill with emphasis placed on proper teaching technique as you read all the words from top to bottom of the list provided for each puzzle while having fun solving the puzzles. After reading the list of words try writing the list in a paragraph format in the space provided below the grid on each page using your technical writing skills while improving cognitive performance, and also perform the skill by following the cues provided.
Each sport skills is listed and developed in the correct progression of how each of the nine individual and dual sports should be taught providing the student, player, teacher, leader, or parent a proper pedagogical sequence for skill development. Each word search skill is presented on separate pages which can be easily integrated as part of a lesson plan, as a pre-lesson for students with learning difficulties, as a homework assignment for absent students during illness or family activities, as a gym sideline assignment for an injured, sick student or player, as a review quiz, etc. providing students, teachers, players, coaches, parents, administrators, the opportunity to work together improving the learning environment of students and players in an innovative way.
Two chapters of this book were commissioned to my PETE colleagues, Dr. Carol Wilkinson, and Dr. Kevin Prusak, as part of our research collaboration for 2010. As a second author and editor of these two chapters, I maintained the quality exhibited by my colleagues of their expertise on the subject, matching the expectation of the textbook.