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 HNB — 3rd Grade Readability —

Play for Keeps

Readability Level: 3rd Grade Readability
Recommended Ages: 9-14
Subject/Genre: Sports/Family Life
DRP Lexile Rating: Lexile: 430-520

Every young athlete has a story. What makes each one special? Why do they compete? Did they ever want to quit? Get serious about sports with the Orton Middle School Fighting Elks!

Featured sports are: volleyball, basketball, soccer, track and field, and softball.

  • 95% of the words are from the 1,450 most common words in the English language, with an emphasis on high-frequency and decodable words.
  • Sports terms are introduced in prologue art and supported in context.
  • Cohesive text promotes fluency and comprehension.

    Handoff
    Tony is on the track team. He loves to run, but things get tough when he’s put on a relay team.
    Lexile:430

    Home Field
    Ella moves to Orton and joins the softball team. Can she fit in and help her new team win?
    Lexile:440

    Breakaway
    Omar plays goalie on the soccer team. Things go badly for him when the new coach won’t focus on defense.
    Lexile:520

    Rebound
    Ryan is new to the basketball team. Can he become a team player when he is used to being alone?
    Lexile:430

    Dig Deep
    For Kaylee, being on the volleyball team is the best part of school. If she doesn’t get her grades up, she won’t make the team.
    Lexile:460

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Reviews & Comments:

Rebound
Our class enjoyed the book, Rebound, from the Play for Keeps book series. The book Rebound includes multicultural characters, with a focus on a loner student that turns into a team player. The book was a page turner for my students all the way to the end. The book is a best bet, for anyone trying to add multicultural quick reads to their student library.
–Tacoma Public School Librarians



 


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2066-4

Play for Keeps 1 set of 5 books


$30.00

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SP-2250-7

Play Series Levels 1, 2, 3
Play Hard, Play to Win, Play for Keeps (15 stories, 15 books)


$81.00

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CS-2066-4

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Classroom Set: 5 sets of 5 books

$150.00
$135.00

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