This lesson uses the book Salt in Shoes (your boys will love it) to go over text to world connections. The book is a story about Michael Jordan and how he struggled when he was a kid. Students use the mentor text to make connections to the story. This includes a predicting (anticipation reaction) to pre and post assess, modified and regular worksheet for text to world connections, non fiction worksheet activity about Michael Jordan's life and lesson plan. My kids love this lesson and so will yours!