Free Throw
Free Throw
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Annotation: Since Derek is now the tallest player on his basketball team, the coach decides to have him play center but Jason, the former center, has little confidence in Derek and will not pass him the ball.
Catalog Number: #600013358
Format: Ebook
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Publisher: Stone Arch Books
Copyright Date: 2007
Edition Date: 2007
Illustrator: Tiffany, Sean,
Pages: 1 PDF file (65 pages)
Territory: North America
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-598-89381-5
ISBN 13: 978-1-598-89381-6
Dewey: Fic
Language: English
School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-These stories deliver lots of action. In Free Throw, Derek is named center during his second year of basketball as he is now the tallest player, and he shares his struggles and success to meet the challenges of the position. The second title is narrated by Robby, whose determination propels him to overcome self-doubt and personal failure, along with taunts and injury from a teammate, to achieve success. When he is moved from his position as center to defensive tackle, he replaces disappointment with resolve and acquires knowledge that serves him well when he substitutes for an injured center. There is no information about the ages of these characters, and little description of life off the court or field. The clear descriptions, realistic dialogue, abundant action, and touches of humor will appeal to younger children, as well as to middle school or older readers who are working to bolster their skills. They will appreciate the large font and the comic-book-style drawings that illuminate the texts. Both books conclude with discussion questions and writing prompts.-Laura Scott, Farmington Community Library, MI Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
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Wilson's Junior High Catalog
Word Count: 4,534
Reading Level: 2.8
Interest Level: 4-7
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 2.8 / points: 1.0 / quiz: 109967 / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:2.3 / points:4.0 / quiz:Q47033
Lexile: 380L
Guided Reading Level: P
Fountas & Pinnell: P

Since Derek is the tallest kid on his basketball team, his coach decides to have him play center instead of Jason. Derek thinks this is a lucky break, until Jason stops passing the ball to him.

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