This new edition is an innovative concept. Within this spiral bound document are the essential components for teaching locomotor and manipulative skills. The essential elements for teaching and learning each of the 8 locomotor and 16 manipulate skills are presented. The first part of each skill contains the drawings, skill components and cue sets for the skill. The next part describes the most common errors that occur and how to correct them. The last part provides a list of activities to reinforce the skill.The book offers clear, effective instructions for basic movement, non-locomotor and manipulative skills. For each of the 24 skills, there is a Basic Components of the Skill section with descriptions and cues. 111 illustrations shows teachers exactly what they need to know to teach effectively and a Trouble-Shooting Chart to resolve student performance problems and lists of activities to reinforce the skill.The accompanying CD-ROM offers a wealth of printable additional materials plus repeats of everything found in the printed book, including the entire first edition with updates, expanded skills, non-locomotor, volleying and two-handed overhead-passing skills, full descriptions and lesson plans to support the field-ready printed guide, the same clear illustrations found in the printed book across 335 pages which cover the 24 skills.
Vonnie Colvin, EdD, is an associate professor in Longwood University's department of health, recreation and kinesiology. Nancy Markos, MEd, CAPE, is the 2002 National Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year for the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and the 2003 Outstanding Elementary School Teacher for the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. Pam Walker, Med, has been an elementary physical education and health specialist in the Albemarle County school system in Charlottesville, Virginia, for 29 years. She has spent the last 24 years at Red Hill Elementary in North Garden, Virginia.