Two-Minute Drill by Mike Lupica, A Great Football Novel

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Scott Parry lives to play football! He dreams of playing on the sixth grade team and is willing to go through fire to make the team. And go through fire, he must. He is not only the new kid in school, but he is also small and shy. On his first day at his new school, Jimmy Dolan, the coach's son, bullies Scott throughout the day. Will anyone stand up for Scott? Will anyone will see Scott's real talent...his academic prowess? With the cards stacked against him, Scott practices for hours after school. For awhile, his only teammate is a golden lab named Casey who retrieves his passes and field goals, but when Chris Conlan stands up against the bully, a powerful camaraderie is formed. But Chris has problems of his own.

Fortunately, strong families stand behind both Scott and Chris to help them weather the storms that come. As they learn to stand strong, together, they must also learn to stand strong, alone.

Two-Minute Drill is far more than a football story. It is the story of how courage, perseverance, cooperation, respectfulness, honesty, and responsibility are built. Kids Wings Unit for Two-Minute Drill can become the hub of your classroom learning as students are inspired to discover and respect the best character traits in a leader and the value of a strong family. It is lucky kids indeed who have the opportunity to learn through extending this award-winning sports story to grow into strong leaders and academic champions.

The Kids Wings Literature Guide by Suzy Red comes to you in PowerPoint format for the best in projection for large group interaction and in PDF for fastest printing.
The Activities for Two Minute Drill include:
Pre-Reading Discussion Cards
Anticipation Guide
Two-Page Readers’ Theater Introduction
Meet the Characters Logic Puzzle
Memory Box
Making Connections: Predict/Read/Confirm Chapter Questions
Vocabulary of Football inTwo Crossword Puzzles
Character Studies/Graphic Organizers
Multiple Choice Comprehension Activities
Summarizing the Events from Chapter 6
Character Poems
The Integrity of Scott and Chris
Crossword Puzzle
Scott's Character
Quotes to Remember Puzzles
Logic Puzzle
Pronoun Song and Rule Breakers
Reading The Schedule
Special Gifts of the Heart
Discussion/Writing Prompts

PLUS a 53-slide Jeopardy-type game in PowerPoint for a slam-bang finish!


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Two-Minute Drill by Mike Lupica, A Great Football Novel
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Two-Minute Drill by Mike Lupica, A Great Football Novel
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