Whether on a field, on ice, or underwater, athletic activity is much more than an exhibition of physical dexterity or a battle of brawn. Athletes, both amateur and professional, must synthesize strategy and grace to succeed. These exciting volumes examine the evolution of various sports—from the camaraderie of team sports, such as hockey, volleyball, and lacrosse, to the more individualized pursuits of racecar driving, martial arts, and extreme sports—and the journeys of their most exceptional competitors. Nonfiction content about sports that meets students’ need for complex informational texts. Helps students meet writing standards by creating informative texts with source material on a highly engaging subject matter. Detailed biographies highlight the accomplishments of major players. Annotated diagrams illustrate playing fields and relevant concepts. Contact information for relevant organizations and online resources are included in each volume.
Number of Titles: 6
Interest Level: Grades 5-12
Guided Reading Level: Z
Lexile Level: 990-1150
ISBN: 9781622755981 (Print) 9781625132994 (E-book)