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    Education Standards

    Badminton and 4 Square Badminton Lesson Plan

    Badminton and 4 Square Badminton Lesson Plan

    Overview

    In this lesson plan, educators will learn to teach their students the basic rules and strategies of badminton. Students will also go over the equipment and learn the rules of 4 square badminton.

    Summary

    Author: Tamra Fuell

    Subject: 4 square badminton

    Grade Level: K-6

    Lesson Length: 30 minutes

    Background for Teachers

    Equipment Needed: 

    • Birdie
    • Racket
    • Net

    Step 1 - Goals and Outcomes

    Step 1 Goals and Outcomes

    Core Standards: 

    • Standard K.1.14 Volley a lightweight object (e.g., a balloon), sending it upward.
    • Standard K.1.15 Strike a lightweight object with a short-handled implement.
    • Standard K.2.3 Travel in general space with different speeds
    • Standard K.3.2 Actively participate in physical activities in class.
    • Standard K.4.1 Follow directions in a group setting (e.g., safe behaviors, following rules, taking turns) and recognize responsible behavior while following instruction with teacher prompts and minimal reminders.
    • Standard K.4.2 Share equipment and space with others.
    • Standard K.4.3 Understand established procedures for class activities.
    • Standard K.5.3 Identify physical activities that are enjoyable

    Objectives: 

    • Students will understand and apply some techniques.
      • Relays of balancing the birdie while walking, running and skipping or galloping, whichever they choose. (class voice)
      • Relays of bouncing the birdie while S/A
      • Volley over the net- see who can volley the most, with less than 2 bounces between.
    • Students will continue to use appropriate vocabulary

    Step 2 - Planning Instruction

    Step 2 Planning Instruction

    Adaptations: 

    • Students that have difficulties with sight can use a balloon and or beach ball and foam bats, that are larger and brighter in color.
    • Students who are unable to run or have difficulty or wheelchair or physical disability can be placed in the court and can hit if it comes near them, a player can move them around if the student is asked and is ok with it. Also the student in the wheelchair can use two rackets, for better access to the birdie or balloon or beach ball.
    • Nets can be lowered, or removed, just for play to toss the ball, as to not have to get over the net. This will benefit students who are beginners - this can also help students learn the game more as you play.

    Step 3 - Instruction

    Step 3 Instruction

    Scaffolding:

    • Beginners:
      • Sit in a circle group of 5,
      • Hand them a birdie, let them hand it to each other,
      • Toss it to their neighbor,
      • Toss it across the group to see how it flies.
      • Racket usage
      • Relays with rackets and birdies to learn balance, bouncing, twisting and control
      • Relays of balancing the birdie while walking, running and skipping or galloping,
      • whichever they choose. (class voice)
      • Relays of bouncing the birdie while S/A
      • Volley over the net- see who can volley the most, with less than 2 bounces
      • between.
    • Intermediate:
      • Same as above but add:
      • Relays of twisting the paddle while bouncing the birdie.
    • Advanced:
      • Same as both above but add:
      • Get in pairs and pass to each other, then continue to move further away to see who can get the most consistent volleys together.

    Instructional Procedures:

    1. Draw court on board, to give initial thoughts on the game.
    2. Talk about the history of badminton.
    3. Go over basic rules, show on board, where the serve goes, from the “king” court #1 to any court, and then returned, any court that misses or faults, moves back to court #4, and play continues scoring only from court #1. Each team is trying to move to court #1 to score points. Next day we meet we will play the actual game, today we are getting to know the game and equipment.
    • Beginners: K-2
      • Sit in a circle group of 5:
      • Hand them a birdie, let them hand it to each other
      • Toss it to their neighbor
      • Toss it across the group to see how it flies
      • Racket usage:
      • Relays with rackets and birdies to learn balance, bouncing, twisting and control
      • Relays of balancing the birdie while walking, running and skipping or galloping, whichever they choose. (class voice)
      • Relays of bouncing the birdie while S/A
      • Volley over the net- see who can volley the most, with less than 2 bounces between.
    • Intermediate: 3-4
      • Same as above but add:
      • Relays of twisting the racket while bouncing the ball.
    • Advanced: 5-6
      • Same as both above but add:
      • Get in pairs and pass to each other, then continue to move further away to see who can get the most consistent volleys together.
    • Racket usage
      • Relays with rackets and birdies to learn balance, bouncing, twisting and control
      • Relays of balancing the ball while walking, running and skipping or galloping, whichever they choose. (class voice)
      • Relays of bouncing the birdie while S/A
    • If Time- easy game of just volley.

    Volley over the net- see who can volley the most:
    If there is no net, they can do this over a line in the gym, or even a crack or curb in the field outside. Teach them that they can play this almost anywhere.

    Next day- play the game, first with no net, then add a net, then add double crossed nets.
    Switch kids around in groups to encourage them to play with all, not just best friends.

    • Differentiation:
    • Process:
      • Quiz will be given orally at the end of class.
      • Quiz can be given individually if needed.
    • Environment:
      • Play can be in the gym or outside on tennis courts, or almost anywhere.
    • Content:
      • Video can be played if understanding is not working through verbal.

    Videos (to help review the rules of badminton):

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPpBk3Iy-WI
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H59s4F8T9Uc

    Rules of 4 square Badminton at end of unit:

    • Court is split into 4 squares using a net or pylons.
    • There are 4 pairs/teams playing at the same time.
    • Teams enter the game from the number 4 square and aim to make it to square number 1.
    • The team in square 1 serve the shuttle into another square to begin the game
    • Teams can hit the shuttle into any of the opposing teams squares.
    • If the shuttle hits the ground the point is over and the losing team moves to Square 4.
    • The other teams move up a square.
    • This works well also with sub groups, they will take the #1 place and play continues quickly.

    Step 4 - Assessments

    Step 4 Assessments

    Assessment: 

    • K-2: 
      • What is a safety rule? What is the type of ball and what is it called? Why do we twist and flip up the racket?
      • Answers- don’t hit anyone with the racket. A Shuttelcock or Birdie. For Backhand hits.
    • 3-6th:
      • Who scores? Where do the subs come in?
      • Answers- only the king, or #1 court. Court #4.

    Summative Assessment (end of Badminton unit):

    • Correct form of serving, hitting and returning the shuttlecock/ birdie.
    • Knowledge of when the birdie goes to the other team, due to loss of possession.

    Reflection: 

    Ask the kids which way they liked playing the best and why. Would they play this differently with their family, than with a class or like peers. Why? What did they like about badminton, what did they not like. How could they adapt it?