Humorous (fiction), Trade Book, Lexile 560
This story is about a football team that hasn't won a game all year. One day their coach leaves and a substitute coach takes his place. The substitute whips the team into shape. When the coach comes back, he is surprised. His team plays like a "real team" and wins a game. No one ever finds out who the substitute coach really is. This book is filled with fantastic humor and engaging illustrations.
Check your school or local library for this book.
Miss Nelson Has a Field Day
By Harry Allard
Trade Book Lesson
Use the reading strategy of making, revising, and confirming predictions to understand the text
Identify the sequence of events in a story
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and use present, past, and future tense
Identify and understand the meaning of figurative language
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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