Basketball

From the Series I Love Sports

Let's play some hoops! Through large, colorful action photographs and carefully leveled text, Basketball introduces beginning readers to the basic rules of the game and encourages them to try playing.

A labeled diagram helps readers identify the different parts of a basketball court, and a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Basketball also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

Basketball is part of Jump!'s I Love Sports series.

Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Kindergarten
Category Beginning Readers
Subject Sports
Copyright 2015
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Bullfrog Books
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2015-01-01
BISACS JNF054020, JNF054000, JNF045000
Dewey 796.323
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.75 x 7.75
Lexile 310
Guided Reading Level F
ATOS Reading Level 0.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 171649
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents

Reviews

Series Made Simple

These titles offer emergent readers brief overviews of different sports and encourage them to participate (“Do you want to try? Dive in. Swimming is fun!”). Colorful photos depict boys and girls enjoying themselves at the pool, ice rink, and ball parks; Football opens with a girl suited up in shoulder pads, ready to play. The books make use of simple sentences, supplemented by photographs and diagrams, while picture glossaries and indexes are used effectively. For example, the colorful diagram in Basketball delineates the three-point line, free-throw line, and other key parts of the court. Each helpful picture glossary defines six words or phrases, such as cleats, dribble, and goalie. VERDICT These concise introductions effectively convey the appeal of each sport.

Author: Allan Morrey