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    Scholastic Trio Individual Theme Unit Set 5, Language Arts - Author Study (Walter Dean Myers), Grades 5-6

    Scholastic Trio Individual Theme Unit Set 5, Language Arts - Author Study (Walter Dean Myers), Grades 5-6

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    Scholastic Trio is a series of themed reading collections that engage students at THREE levels of reading ability - Below, On, and Above - all in the SAME content-area topic. Now your whole class can participate in learning about a single science, social studies, or language arts topic as they develop strategic reading skills!

    SCHOLASTIC TRIO IS:

    • ALIGNED TO STANDARDS: Themes meet critical social studies, science and language arts standards for each grade.
    • FULLY LEVELED: Each book is scored by LexileŽ and Guided Reading levels so you can match every student to a "just right" book.
    • ENGAGING: Authentic literature on high interest topics is included - classics, award-winners, and well-known authors.
    • EASY: Step-by-step teaching materials virtually eliminate prep time, making it a great time saver for busy teachers!
    • VERSATILE: Reproducible activities help you meet classroom accountability requirements and extend learning to the home

    Each individual theme unit includes a Below, On and Above level book (6 copies of each) plus teaching materials.

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    STAT #3: Slam Dunk: Standing Tall and Talented

    STAT #3: Slam Dunk: Standing Tall and Talented

    by Amar'e Stoudemire and Tim Jessell

    Eleven-year-old Amar'e Stoudemire has let basketball take over the majority of his time. But he's so focused on playing, he hasn't been helping out his dad at work as much. Amar'e is one of the best players on the court, but because he's on a team with older kids, they give him a hard time that he can't dunk. After receiving a minor eye injury, Amar'e must take some time off from competing. This allows him some time to bond with dad. It also gives him time to practice. With hard work and support from his friends Mike and Deuce, Amar'e will throw down a monster dunk and bring the glory back to his home court.

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    STAT #3: Slam Dunk: Standing Tall and Talented
    Ages 8-12 $4.19

Interest Level:
6-8

Lexile Framework:
750L

Grade Level Equivalent:
4.8

Guided Reading Level:
W

Age:
11-13

Genre:
Realistic Fiction

Subject:
African American, Determination and Perseverance, Manners and Conduct, Pride and Self-Esteem, Respect, Basketball, School Life

About This Book

Seventeen-year-old Greg "Slam" Harris can do it all on the basketball court. He's quick enough to handle the point guard slot and, as his tag implies, he can slam dunk at will. His temper is like his game, hard and fast.

Slam's grades aren't so hot, though. He knows it, but he doesn't want to hear it. And when his teachers jam his troubles in his face, he blows up.

Slam has seen ballplayers come and go and knows he could be one of the lucky ones. Maybe he'll make it all the way to the big arenas, or maybe, like his man Ice, he'll stumble along the way. He never doubted himself on the court until he found himself going one-on-one with his own future, and he didn't have the ball.

Newbery Honor author Walter Dean Myers calls on his own Harlem background in this raw and gritty story of a young basketball player coming of age and trying to make it on the unforgiving courts of the city.


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