Casey at the Bat Educational Software

… for PC or Mac computers

Casey at the BatCasey At The Bat is a baseball poem written in 1888 by Ernest Thayer. In the poem, a baseball team from the fictional town of Mudville is losing by two runs with two outs in their last at bat. However, they think they can win if only Casey, mighty Casey, could get a chance to hit. But things don’t go well for Casey as the story will tell.

Casey At The Bat introduces the concept that many words can have more than one meaning. Unless a word with multiple meanings is used in a sentence, its usage may be unclear. Students are shown that the other words in the sentence help to show the correct definition of the word. It also provides practice in making compound words.

Correlated To NCTE Reading Standards: The National Council of Teachers of English standards addressed in Casey at the Bat include:

  • Baseball Genre
  • Communicative Writing
  • Comprehension
  • Data Gathering
  • Evaluating Data
  • Human Experience
  • Informative Writing
  • Language Structure
  • Literary Baseball Genre
  • Phonics
  • Social Awareness
  • Spelling
  • Spoken Communication
  • Visual Communication
  • Word Identification
  • Word Knowledge
  • Word Meaning
  • Writing Strategies

Interactive Story and Activities: This is much more than a simple children’s story. The child can interact with the written content on a word-by-word basis to learn pronunciation and meanings. Fun interactive activities reinforce the learning experience.
Download Contents: This software download comes complete with:

  • Interactive Storybook Application: PC version
  • Interactive Storybook Application: Mac version
  • Fun activities!
  • 14 page PDF workbook and certificate of completion

Price: $4.95

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