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Jackie Mitchell:  The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth

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Cari Wilson - author

Students speakers:  Kaley, Luke, Jaylin, Exavion, Kaitlyn, Trip


R. L. Young Elementary  Talladega City Schools


Using an interview format, students relay information about Jackie Mitchell, the girl who struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.  A picture of Jackie Mitchell introduces the interview, with transitions resembling a Vintage newscast.  After the interview, students present children's literature about Jackie Mitchell.

Length: 02:48

Content Areas: English/Language Arts, Social Studies

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

IL (K-12)
5. The student who is an independent learner is information literate and appreciates literature and other creative expressions of information.
  • Is a competent and self-motivated reader.
  • Derives meaning from information presented creatively in a variety of formats.
  • Develops creative products in a variety of formats.
    ELA2015 (4)
    16. Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears. [RI.4.7]
    ELA2015 (4)
    29. Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources. [W.4.8]
    ELA2015 (4)
    33. Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally. [SL.4.2]


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