I wrote this nonfiction story about Josh Pastner, coach of the University of Memphis Tiger Basketball Team, after hearing him talk at a dinner. His motivational story is quite impressive and provides a great model for kids. I have also provided directions for kids to write an essay about what they read in the story. Nonfiction writing is high on the common core expectations, and this activity is perfect for providing high interest curriculum and current events.
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