Realistic (fiction), Trade Book, Lexile 670
This story is about a boy named Bus Mercer. Bus wants desperately to make the All-Star little league baseball team. He gets a new mountain bike for his birthday. When Bus breaks his parents' rules about riding the bike, he feels very guilty. He starts making errors and can't concentrate during the games. Finally Bus sets things right with his parents and, feeling better, he begins to play better. He is chosen to be a substitute for the All-Star team and will work hard to make the team next year.
Check your school or local library for this book.
By Matt Christopher
Teach the Objectives
Make, revise, and confirm predictions while reading to understand text
Sequence Events : Understand sequence of events
Grammar and Mechanics
Compound Sentences : Identify compound sentences and conjunctions
Context Clues : Define words from context, define words by using a dictionary
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class