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CSK 50th Anniversary w/Crossover

This post is all about CELEBRATION and FUN!! In, honor of the Coretta Scott King Book Award's 50th Anniversary , I've taken one of their recently beloved books, the Crossover (2014), and created a game called...POETIC SHOT! It's inspired from the one of the lessons linked on Teaching Books . Directions: The following words are printed separately on cardstock: bounce, free, throw, pass, shot, block, rim, foul, buzzer, and dunk. The students would have to think of words to rhyme with them during the game. On the flip side of each word is printed one of Kwame's basketball rules (referenced in the link above from lessons on TB). The kids are divided into groups of 5-7 (depending on class size). They create a circle. In the center of the circle is round and empty waste basket. They pass the ball around, rhyming, until some one is without a rhyme. That person either has to take a 2-try FREE THROW shot from their position in the circle or DRIBBLE in a weaving pattern th