Hoop Genius: How A Desperate Teacher And A Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball
  • Hoop Genius: How A Desperate Teacher And A Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball
  • Hoop Genius: How A Desperate Teacher And A Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball
  • Hoop Genius: How A Desperate Teacher And A Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball
ISBN: 0761366172
EAN13: 9780761366171
Language: English
Release Date: Jan 1, 2013
Pages: 32
Dimensions: 0.5" H x 11.1" L x 9.4" W
Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Format: Library Binding

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Taking over a rowdy gym class right before winter vacation is not something James Naismith wants to do at all. The last two teachers of this class quit in frustration. The students--a bunch of energetic young men--are bored with all the regular games and activities. Naismith needs something new, exciting, and fast to keep the class happy--or someone's going to get hurt. Saving this class is going to take a genius. Discover the true story of how Naismith invented basketball in 1891 at a school in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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   History of Basketball
Great book about the history of the basketball.
 
4
   Creepy illustrations Great Writing
I loved the writing but the illustrations kind of freaked me out. There skin is blue and there arms are way too long. There are facial expressions that are gross and a little scary. The story is interesting to learn about. The story is great for kids who want to learn how the basket ball was made because it says it in easy words. And it shows how you can get captive on a rowdy gym class or anything else.
 
5
   Great book for use as mentor text.
I love that this is a great book with picture text. My students enjoyed the many activities we created with this story.
 
3
   Picture book for kindergarten
I have not yet read it, but beware the age range on Amazon stated. It states its for grade 2 to 5 ages 7-11. There is no way around and in fact I am returning it. It is a picture book, about a quarter inch thicker at the kindergarten, age 5 level. Pages have a sentence on them with enormous pictures. Some have as little as four words on a page. See the pictures. It may be a good book and good to get little kids into the history of sport, but a bad call on the age ranges by Amazon.
 
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