Basketball Unit (Grades 1-2): Novel Task Cards and Paired Texts

Basketball Unit (Grades 1-2):  Novel Task Cards and Paired Texts
Basketball Unit (Grades 1-2):  Novel Task Cards and Paired Texts
Basketball Unit (Grades 1-2):  Novel Task Cards and Paired Texts
Basketball Unit (Grades 1-2):  Novel Task Cards and Paired Texts
Basketball Unit (Grades 1-2):  Novel Task Cards and Paired Texts
Basketball Unit (Grades 1-2):  Novel Task Cards and Paired Texts
Basketball Unit (Grades 1-2):  Novel Task Cards and Paired Texts
Basketball Unit (Grades 1-2):  Novel Task Cards and Paired Texts
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This file includes three sets of paired texts about basketball stars Michael Jordan and LeBron James. It also includes 44 task cards for the book "Just Like Mike," which is about a boy who is named Michael Jordan. This boy feels bad because he is a terrible basketball player even though he has the same name as one of the best basketball players ever.

Contents:

Basketball Paired Texts: Michael Jordan and LeBron James (Grades 1-2)

Just Like Mike: 44 Task Cards for Discussion Starters or Writing Prompts


Information About the Paired Texts:

Contents:
→ 6 Nonfiction Articles
→ 3 Quizzes
→ 1 Writing Prompt
→ 1 Answer Key

Topics Covered:

→ The Childhood Years:
1 nonfiction text about LeBron's childhood
1 nonfiction text about Michael's childhood
1 quiz to cover these texts

→ The NBA Years:
1 nonfiction text about LeBron's NBA career
1 nonfiction text about Michael's NBA career
1 quiz to cover these texts

→ Giving Back:
1 nonfiction text about LeBron's charity work
1 nonfiction text about Michael's charity work
1 quiz to cover these texts

→ Tying It All Together:
1 writing prompt to cover all 6 texts

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Reading Level: Grades 1-2
Stretch Reading Level: Grade K
Struggling Reading Level: Grade 3 and above

Average Article Length: 313 words
Longest Article Length: 516 words

Each quiz contains:
3 multiple-choice questions
1 written response question
Quizzes are written to match the level of rigor required by CCSS while not being too confusing for students.

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Information About the Task Cards:

→ 44 task cards (4 per chapter)
→ Designed to spark student discussion and/or writing
→ Help students make a personal connection with the story's characters.
→ Answer key provides story info to help teachers assess student responses

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Important Notes:

The two items in this bundle are also sold separately. Please be aware of this if you've previously purchased the paired texts or task cards separately.

The preview download will have watermarks and only shows part of the passage and task cards. Your actual product download will not have watermarks.

Please remember, this purchase is for the use of one teacher. It is not intended to be shared. Please purchase an additional license for each teacher who will be using this resource.

**Images in the informational text by FreePik.com

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You may also be interested in other paired texts I've written about famous athletes for grades 1-2.

Basketball Paired Texts: Steph Curry and Kobe Bryant (Grades 1-2)

Soccer Paired Texts: Messi and Ronaldo (Grades 1-2)

Football Paired Texts: Tom Brady and Julio Jones (Grades 1-2)

Baseball Paired Texts: Kris Bryant and David Ortiz (Grades 1-2)





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