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Topic: Locomotor skills  

Physical Education

 Standard 1.  Uses a variety of basic and advanced movement forms
  Level Pre-K (Grade Pre-K)
   Benchmark 3.Coordinates body movement in a variety of activities (e.g., climbing stairs, walking in different directions, jumping forward, galloping)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Jumps with both feet together
     2.Climbs stairs with alternating feet
     3.Moves forwards, backwards, and sideways
     4.Performs basic gallop
   Benchmark 5.Coordinates movement with a tempo or rhythm (e.g., marching to music, dancing)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Moves in rhythm to simple pattern
     2.Marches and dances to music
     3.Responds to changes in tempo
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   Benchmark 1.Uses a variety of basic locomotor movements (e.g., running, skipping, hopping, sliding)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses basic locomotor movements, such as running
     2.Uses basic locomotor movements, such as skipping
     3.Uses basic locomotor movements, such as hopping
     4.Uses basic locomotor movements, such as sliding
   Benchmark 4.Uses simple combinations of fundamental movement skills (e.g., locomotor, non-locomotor, object control, body control, and rhythmical skills)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses combinations that include two or more movement skills, including locomotor, non-locomotor, object control, body control, or rhythmical skills
   Benchmark 5.Uses control in weight-bearing activities on a variety of body parts (e.g., jumping and landing using combinations of one and two foot take-offs and landings)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses control when jumping or landing
     2.Jumps and lands using combinations of one or two feet
   Benchmark 9.Uses locomotor skills in rhythmical patterns (e.g., even, uneven, fast, and slow)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses locomotor skills in even patterns
     2.Uses locomotor skills in uneven patterns
     3.Uses locomotor skills in fast patterns
     4.Uses locomotor skills in slow patterns
  Level II (Grade 3-6)
   Benchmark 3.Uses mature form and appropriate sequence in combinations of fundamental locomotor, object control, and rhythmical skills that are components of selected modified games, sports, and dances (e.g., combining steps to perform certain dances; combining running, stopping, throwing, shooting, kicking for sideline soccer)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses mature form in combinations of fundamental locomotor, object control, and rhythmical skills
     2.Uses appropriate sequence in combinations of fundamental locomotor, object control, and rhythmical skills
     3.Uses mature form and appropriate sequences when combining steps to perform certain dances
     4.Uses mature form and appropriate sequence when combining running, stopping, throwing, shooting, kicking for sideline soccer
 Standard 2.  Uses movement concepts and principles in the development of motor skills
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   Benchmark 1.Understands a vocabulary of basic movement concepts (e.g., personal space, high/low levels, fast/slow speeds, light/heavy weights, balance, twist)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands vocabulary to describe personal space
     2.Understands vocabulary to describe levels
     3.Understands vocabulary to describe speed
     4.Understands vocabulary to describe weight
     5.Understands vocabulary to describe locomotor movements
     6.Understands vocabulary to describe non-locomotor movements
   Benchmark 3.Uses concepts of space awareness and movement control with a variety of basic skills (e.g., running, hopping, skipping) while interacting with others
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses concepts of space awareness and movement control with running while interacting with others
     2.Uses concepts of space awareness and movement control with hopping while interacting with others
     3.Uses concepts of space awareness and movement control with skipping while interacting with others
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 2.Understands the critical elements of advanced movement skills (e.g., such as a racing start in freestyle swimming)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that advanced movement skills consist of critical elements
     2.Understands that a racing start is critical element of freestyle swimming
 Standard 5.  Understands the social and personal responsibility associated with participation in physical activity
  Level Pre-K (Grade Pre-K)
   Benchmark 1.Uses equipment (e.g., jungle gym, swings, tricycle) in a coordinated and safe manner
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Pedals a tricycle
     2.Climbs on jungle gym
     3.Follows safety rules on the playground