The art of teaching reading in not limited to the skills necessary to simply reading text and vocabulary words. Comprehension and success in reading occur in a world of experiences, cultural meanings, and feelings about these things. In addition, reading comprehension also involves listening, sharing, voicing thoughts & meanings , and interactions with others by comparing and thinking more deeply about common topics. The activities in this workbook stimulate the deeper, critical thinking skills, and encourage interactions with others. Also the book develops English skills such as creative usage of figures of speech while appealing to the visual learner with unique font formatting on the written page.
The activities are also written to:
foster the development of vocabulary meaning and figures of speech concepts
activate prior knowledge by comparisons and illustrations
thoughtfully write responses to encourage critical thinking
practice strategies appealing to the written learner, the visual learner, and even the auditory learner.
Reading and the Brain's processing is a fascination. Quite amazing is the way our human brain processes words, language and experiences together. To use the analogy of a word such as, the verb bite, the brain stores the fragments of the letters and creates meaning. It also stores the experiences of bite as in you eating and biting into food, the way the jaw and teeth work together to make that happen. The brain even contains a file or record of the sounds made when you bite into various foods, and the auditory sound of how the word sounds when spoken. Can you see the massive amount of files reached when you read the word, BITE? Thus your experiences compound, snowball and give more depth to the comprehension and understanding of reading. However, if you read a non-word, such as cruigag, you brain cannot process it. This configuration of text holds no meaning. There is not a ripple of understanding. This is the reason why preparing and doing a bit of research to the understanding of a story's background may help you form a better comprehension and even memory of the text and book. So this Novel Study Guide book's goal is to broaden the background by exploring the awards earned, definitions of basketball terms, adding some visual and illustrating activities to the written activities.
Who know, it may even help to grab some basketballs and try to perform a crossover yourself!? The RULES of BASKETBALL are also created on pages so you can make posters for your room decor. This novel has won The Coretta Scott King Book Awards which is given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.