About the Book
Boris is always tired of Eddie winning all of the events during Sports Day at school. So Boris and his friend Frederick come up with a Top Secret Training Plan with their coach, Alice. Will they win the high jump, the long jump, or the marathon?
Set a purpose:
- Today, the class will read the chapter book, Boris for the Win.
- Discuss the characters and recall events from Boris on the Move and Boris Gets a Lizard. Take a picture walk through the first three chapters of Boris for the Win and have students predict what this story will be about.
- Have students read Boris for the Win independently. As they read, encourage them to write down any questions that pique their curiosity and that they would like to discuss.
- As students read, have them create a timeline of the story events.
- Once students have finished the story, ask them to draw the most important scene in the book and explain its importance and action. (RL 1.3: Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.)
- Praise children and tell them how proud you are that they are reading independently.
Problem Solving: Boris encounters a problem in each book and seeks to find a creative solution. Have students fold a piece of paper in half and then write “problem” on one side and “solution” on the other. Have them draw or write about the problem and solution in each story. They can compare and contrast their responses with others who have read the same book or else compare and contrast the different problems that Boris encounters across books in the series.
(RL K.9: With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories; RL 1.9: Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of character in the stories.)