This download contains a reading passage about Michael Jordan's legendary "flu game" in the 1997 NBA Finals. Also included are 8 comprehension questions based on Common Core standards as well as an answer key. The reading level for this passage is 7-8th grade.
Strategically included in the passage are six "tier-2" vocabulary words with definitions: analyst, symptom, immensely, ignited, hostile, and iconic Also included in this download are additional links to resources on the "flu game" which can be used in correlation with this passage. I strongly recommend watching the ESPN YouTube video after reading the passage.
A few of the skills covered in this resource are:
a) main idea
c) cause / effect
d) figurative language
e) fact and opinion
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