Hoops by Robert Burleigh

Recommended Grades: 3-5

Hoops is not a book about basketball Hoops is basketball.  How it feels to be a part of the motion, and a part of that moment the longest moment as the ball hangs in midair poised over the rim of the basket. 

Lesson Idea:  

Word Choice: Read aloud Hoops and discuss the beautiful language the author uses to describe the sport of basketball.  The author makes the reader feels as if he is part of the game.  Create an anchor chart that displays the language the author uses to describe the game.  Have students use the anchor chart to guide them to describe a sport they like using language similar to the author.

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