Kobe Bryant passed away today (January 26, 2020), so I created a packet to help your students learn a little about him: descriptive writing, compare and contrast, internet research, creating funny memes from game photos, and more. I also include pages on other Lakers superstars (Lebron James, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, Shaquille O'Neal, Magic Johnson, Jerry West, and more). Use any of these 50 pages in class, for homework, or as enrichment. I have been a Lakers fan since high school (for four decades) and was sad to see his life (and his daughter's) ended so abruptly. Make the most of today, fellow teachers, for we have no guarantee of a tomorrow.
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