Double Dutch



1. unison (adv.) making the same movements at the same time
2. recite (v.) - to say a text from memory
3. identical (adj.) - exactly the same
4. uniform (adj.) - having a single form in appearance, style, color, or texture
5. element (n.) - one essential part of a whole
6. routine (n.) - a repeated series of movements
7. competition (n.) - trying to do better than other people or teams
8. intimidated (v.) - frightened or nervous; lacking in confidence
9. mastered (v.) - became very skilled at something
10. qualifying ((adj.) - showing that you or your team have the ability to go on to the next level

Genre: Narrative Nonfiction

Big Idea
  • We never stop learning.

Essential Question
  • What events lead to a team to learn double Dutch?


Target Skill
  • Sequence of Events - the order in which events happen.

Target Strategy
  • Monitor/Clarify - to keep track of your understanding/to spot difficulties and figure out how to understand.

Vocabulary Strategies
  • Suffixes -ion, -tion - indicate action, quality or condition and usually change verbs or adjectives to nouns. A suffix is an affix that is added at the end of a base word or word root that changes the meaning of the word and its part of speech.

  • Common and Proper Nouns - a general person, place or thing or a particular person, place or thing. Proper nouns must be capitalized. Initials are the first letter of each important word in a group of words. An acronym is a name made from initials that can be read as a word. An abbreviation is a shortened form of a word.

Spelling: Vowel Sounds (oo), (yoo)
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Oral Language/Writing Prompts:
- What do you think it takes for a Double Dutch team to be successful?
(For a Double Dutch team to be successful, they need to...)
- Why do you think it is important for kids to be involved in an activity like Double Dutch or any other team activity or sport?
(I think it is important for kids to be involved in team activities or sports because...)

Canadian Double Dutch Champions at the 2009 World Championships in Japan (3 min, 1 sec)

DDF - Planet Jump Rope (2 min, 51 sec)

Pink Panthers Double Dutch Team Wins Hometown Video Award (7 min, 50 sec)

A Double Dutch Brain Game - National Geographic (2 min, 55 sec)

Top Double Dutch Team Competes (2 min, 22 sec)