This resource includes an assortment of math, reading, writing and critical thinking activities, all involving different aspects of the 52st Super Bowl on February 4, 2018. It's perfect for upper elementary and middle school students who need activities that allow them to review concepts while engaging them with the excitement of the big game.
Logic Puzzle: use the clues to figure out the team mascot and average points per game for four new teams that entered the NFL in 2034.
Informational Text: The Pope of Football. The Super Bowl trophy is named after coach Vince Lombardi. This informational text details events from Lombardi’s life.
Comprehension questions for “The Pope of Football”.
Two Word Searches with Hidden Messages featuring the Eagles and Patriots starting players
Make the Score: Students must figure out what combination of touchdowns, field goals, and point after touchdowns resulted in a given score.
Did They Make the First Down? Students read a scenario and must determine if the team was able to move the ball at least ten yards in four plays. Great practice for integer addition!
Scrambled Mascots and Cities: Students unscramble place names and mascots and match them together in this fun word puzzle.
Predictions: Students use statistics from this year’s Super Bowl teams to predict the winner and final score of the big game. Students are also given sentence starters to justify their predictions.
Create Your Own Team: Students can take a break from calculations and reading and exercise their creativity by creating a team name, choosing team colors, and creating a logo to put on their team helmet.
Expository Prompt: Students write an expository prompt in response to one of Vince Lombardi’s quotes. A prompt analysis, pre-writing activity, rough draft, editing and final draft sheet are included.
Answer keys for all activities
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