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