Teaching Children's Literature

“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis

Free Running

2013-06-20 07.23.38

Bibliographic Information: Eason, S., & Mason, P. (2011). Free running. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publications Company.

 Lexile Measure: 960L

 Synopsis: Free running, a combination of athletic skills with gymnastics, is a sports revolution. Readers can learn how the sport began, learn how to speak the free runner “language,” and learn how to move like a free runner.

 Rationale for Classroom Use: This informational text creates the opportunity for students to learn and to enter a new world of sports. Students will also read about a free runner, Will Foster, who was inspired by his teacher to start free running. This book is a resourceful tool for vocabulary development – connotative and denotative meanings.

 Common Core Connection:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.5 Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas.


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