Book activities for "The William Hoy Story"

Book activities for "The William Hoy Story"
Book activities for "The William Hoy Story"
Book activities for "The William Hoy Story"
Book activities for "The William Hoy Story"
Book activities for "The William Hoy Story"
Book activities for "The William Hoy Story"
Book activities for "The William Hoy Story"
Book activities for "The William Hoy Story"
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The William Hoy Story : How a Deaf Baseball Player Changed the Game

Summary: All William Ellsworth Hoy wanted to do was play baseball. After losing out on a spot on the local deaf team, William practiced even harder--eventually earning a position on a professional team. But his struggle was far from over. In addition to the prejudice Hoy faced, he could not hear the umpires' calls. One day he asked the umpire to use hand signals: strike, ball, out. That day he not only got on base but also changed the way the game was played forever. William "Dummy" Hoy became one of the greatest and most beloved players of his time!

Hoy, William -- 1862-1961, Baseball players, , Deaf athletes, Literacy Centers, Book Unit, Picture Book Unit, Novel Study, Picture Book Studies, Literature Study, Literature Unit and Activities, Reading Circles, Book Activities, Picture Book Activities

Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company (March 1, 2016)
Written by Nancy Chumin
Illustrated by Jez Tuya
Ages: 5-8
Grade Level: Preschool - 3
ISBN-10: 0807591920
ISBN-13: 978-0807591925
Lexile Measure: 620 AD

Kirkus Reviews (03/01/16)
School Library Journal (02/01/16)
Booklist (02/01/16)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (A) (04/16)

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These activities can be used for individual, small group, for whole class. They could also be used as homework, with guided groups, or with book groups. Small groups could be working on different activities at the same time. The book can be read aloud and selected activities done in class. They could be useful laminated and in a literacy center. It is always a better learning experience if books are discussed in pairs or in groups, in my opinion. Pairs or groups of students can also complete more complex activities.

Students can travel around the classroom to 3 or 4 stations answering questions about the book. The questions can be glued to butcher paper. Each station should have enough squares for all of the class to record their answer. The questions or activities can be posted on the paper or on the wall. Students must support their answers with proof from the book.

Common Core Standards addressed:

Reading--Informational Text:

2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.8, 2.10
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.7, 3.10
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.10

This product contains the following activities:

Computer vocabulary practice with Quizlet
Vocabulary Map
Vocabulary and definition cards – there are five words on each page. There is the word and the definition next to it. These could be laminated and cut apart to study or play a matching game. Or you could cut through half of the page horizontally under either the word or the definition and fold down the center on the line. This would make a foldable pamphlet and you could have kids draw a picture, write a sentence, synonym, antonym, or other vocabulary activity.
Linking Vocabulary Words
Word sorts by number of syllables, parts of speech, alphabetical order, and number of letters-all with answer keys
Word shapes with answer key
Choose correct spelling of a word from four choices with correct spelling with answer key
Words with missing letters with answer key
Wordsearch with answer key
Scrambled words with answer key
American sign language template for practicing vocabulary words
7 Vocabulary Words with answer key
William’s Struggle--list characteristics
Marking the text with answer key
Cloze exercise with answer key
Proofreading for punctuation with answer key
Repeated word proofreading with answer key
Author and illustrator with answer key
Sequencing seven events with sequencing page and answer key
Looking at the title page with answer key
Scrambled sentences with worksheet for rewriting
Picture scavenger hunt
Design a postage stamp
About William Hoy
Book interview with a friend
A-B-C word find
Three most important events
Back Matter with answer key
Back Matter--Part Two with answer key
Thinking About the Book-two pages of questions with answer key
Biography Summarizing with answer key
Drawing a face for William Hoy
Acrostic for Williams Hoy

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