This Basketball Madness packet includes 9 different writing style papers, multiple writing prompts, a basketball acrostic poem template, a March reading challenge, design your own basketball shoe AND jersey, playing card, and a Biography paper to use with any NBA player. The reading challenge paper was used in my classroom during the month of March to encourage students to read/ write a summary on the book they read. Each picture book was worth 2 points, and chapter books were worth 5 points. There is also a writing prompt for students to write about his/her favorite book, and why others should read it. For the playing card, take your students pictures holding a basketball in a creative "action shot" and print them out and glue them to the playing card. The biography reports were a HUGE hit in my second grade classroom. I sent the jersey home to be completed and returned so students were able to use any different materials they pleased (glitter, paint, feathers, etc.).