Fun, TRUE story about the game of baseball! Perfect to share with your elementary classroom or school library.
All William Ellsworth Hoy wanted to do was play baseball. After losing out on a spot on the local deaf team, William practiced even harder—eventually earning a position on a professional team. But his struggle was far from over. In addition to the prejudice Hoy faced, he could not hear the umpires' calls. One day he asked the umpire to use hand signals: strike, ball, out. That day he not only got on base but also changed the way the game was played forever. William “Dummy" Hoy became one of the greatest and most beloved players of his time!
I have created 20 book extension activities to go along with this title.
Making Connections Before Reading (2 Activities)
Let’s Take a Picture Walk (2 Activities)
I Wonder… Formulating Questions
Comprehension Questions with Answer Key
Important Events of the Story
Main Character Portrait
Identifying Problem and Solution
Making Connections: Text to Self
Making Connections: Text to Text
Making Connections: Text to World
What Do You Think? Writing Activity
All About William
3-2-1 Summarizing Activity
Book Review (2 Options)