Academic standards list

Grade 4 — Tennessee Physical Education Standards

Introduction

Academic standards define the expectations for knowledge and skills that students are to learn in a subject by a certain age or at the end of a school grade level. This page contains a list of standards for a specific content area, grade level, and/or course. The list of standards may be structured using categories and sub-categories.

Motor Skills

TSS.PE.K-5
 
Locomotor
      Hop (one foot), gallop, slide, skip
Uses various locomotor skills in a variety of small-sided games/practice tasks, dance, and/or educational gymnastics experiences.
 
      Jog, run
Uses appropriate speed in chase, flee, and dodge activities.
 
      Jump & land for distance (horizontal)
Combines jumping and landing with traveling
 
      Jump & land for height (vertical)
Combines traveling with jumping and landing.
 
Dance/Rhythmic Activities
      Dance
Performs a cultural dance on beat with correct pattern.
 
Nonlocomotor or Educational Gymnastics
      Balance
Balances with a partner demonstrating counterbalance, muscular tension, and extension of free body parts.
 
      Weight Transfer & Rolling (OPTIONAL)
Uses transfers of weight or rolling as a transitional movement in a sequence.
 
Performs a forward roll or shoulder roll using momentum to come to a standing position.
 
      Combinations (OPTIONAL)
Combines traveling, balance and weight transfers/rolls to create and perform an educational gymnastics sequence.
 
Manipulative Skills
      Underhand Throw
Throws underhand to a partner or target with accuracy.
 
      Overhand Throw
Throws overhand to a partner or target with accuracy.
 
      Catching
Catches an object at various levels and locations around the body (from partner).
 
      Passing & Receiving with implements
Passing and receiving with a partner while stationary with accuracy.
 
      Dribbling with hands
Dribbles with preferred hand using mature pattern while jogging.
 
Dribbles while increasing and decreasing speeds.
 
      Dribbling with feet
Dribbles with feet using mature pattern while jogging.
 
Dribbles with feet while increasing and decreasing speeds.
 
      Kicking (force or distance)
Kicks a ball with a running approach for accuracy.
 
Kicks a moving ball with a running approach.
 
      Passing & Receiving with feet
Passes and receives the ball with the insides/outsides of the feet to a moving partner.
 
      Striking with hand(s)
Strikes an object in partner or small-sided practice tasks.
 
Overhead volleys a ball with two hands, body positioned under the ball, and contact made with finger pads sending it upward.
 
      Striking, short implement
Strikes an object with a shorthandled implement sending it forward using a forehand pattern with side to target and implement back in preparation.
 
      Striking, long implement
Strikes an object with a longhandled implement with proper grip, body orientation, and swing plane.
 
      Jumping Rope
Performs a simple jump rope routine with short or long rope.
 

Movement Knowledge & Application

TSS.PE.K-5
 
Movement Knowledge & Applicatiton
      Space Awareness (location)
Compares and contrasts open and closed spaces.
 
Applies the concept of open space to combination skills (e.g., traveling and dribbling).
 
      Space Awareness (pathways, levels, directions
Compares and contrasts use of pathways, levels, and directions.
 
Uses pathways, levels, and directions in a variety of smallsided games/practice tasks, dance, and/or educational gymnastics experiences.
 
      Effort: speed and force
Compares and contrasts use of speeds and forces within movement.
 
Uses speeds and forces in a variety of smallsided games/practice tasks, dance, and/or educational gymnastics experiences.
 
      Relationships (body shapes, with objects, with people)
Compares and contrasts relationships in movement.
 
Uses relationships in a variety of smallsided games/practice tasks, dance, and/or educational gymnastics experiences.
 
      Movement Principles (base of support, muscle tension, ready position)
Explains how movement principles are used in a variety of dance and/or educational gymnastic experiences.
 
Applies movement principles in a variety of dance and/or educational gymnastics experiences.
 
Analysis & Strategies
      Performance Cues
Explains how to correctly perform a skill.
 
      Simple Strategies
Designs and implements simple strategies in game-like activities.
 

Fitness & Physical Activity

TSS.PE.K-5
 
Fitness Knowledge
      Health-related Fitness
Identifies the components of health-related fitness.
 
Physical Activity & Knowledge
      Physical Activity
Analyzes opportunities in the community for physical activity.
 

Personal & Social Responsibility

TSS.PE.K-5
 
Personal Responsibility
      Personal Responsibility
Exhibits responsible behavior in group settings.
 
Reflects on personal behavior in group settings.
 
Accepting Feedback
      Feedback
Listens respectfully to corrective feedback from teachers and peers.
 
Cooperation
      Working with others
Interacts positively with others regardless of personal differences.
 
Procedures & Rules
      Procedures & Rules
Adheres to specific rules to promote fair play in small-sided games.
 
Safety
      Safety
Applies safety principles in all physical activities.
 

Values Physical Activity

TSS.PE.K-5
 
Appreciation
      Appreciation
Ranks different physical activities based on personal preference.
 
Challenge
      Challenge
Discusses the challenge that comes from learning a new physical activity.
 
 
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