* Rubric for good sportsmanship

Here’s a sample rubric for good sportsmanship.  I do use that term, even with kindergartners, because I figure they might as well start off learning terminology that we’ll continue to use in the future.  When teaching kids how to join in a game, we do a lot of videotaped rehearsals and practice with puppets and peers.  Most of my kiddos hate to lose (me, too!) so I give them opportunities to win games and then gradually wean them off victory into the “real” world.  They enjoy hearing how I used to cheat my sister at Monopoly (“Oh, my teacher is human!”) and I emphasize candor as we navigate the winning and losing issues.  Obviously, some rubrics for good sportsmanship will have a greater focus on simply joining in, because some kids are at a loss during recess.  Other kids need more emphasis on playing fair or managing their feelings if they lose a game.  The best rubrics are individualized and supported by direct instruction. rubric good sportsmanship

2 thoughts on “* Rubric for good sportsmanship

  1. Power Standard
    3) Students develop social skills that allow successful sportsmanship, teamwork, and communication through physical activity.
    (Aligns with NASPE Standards: 5,6)

    Pre k-2 Grade Level Indicators
    3a. Solve simple movement challenges individually and with a partner.
    3b. Demonstrate a willingness to work with anyone in class.
    3c. Demonstrate cooperation by taking turns, sharing, and giving encouragement to others.
    Aligns with VT GEs: PE10-1

    3-4 Grade Level Indicators
    3a. Solve movement challenges in small groups.
    3b. Demonstrate understanding of fair play.
    3c. Demonstrate respect for others through verbal and nonverbal communication.
    Aligns with VT GEs: PE10-12

    5-6 Grade Level Indicators
    3a.Demonstrate responsibility for following game rules without direct teacher supervision.
    3b. Demonstrate cooperation by supporting and encouraging others of different abilities/skill levels.
    Aligns with VT GEs: PE10-12

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