Tuesday, June 25, 2013

CCSS & Summer Reading at the SIK Site

"Reading isn't good for a ballplayer.
Not good for his eyes.
 If my eyes went bad even a little bit I couldn't hit home runs.
So I gave up reading"
Babe Ruth

When I came upon Babe Ruth's quote about reading, I was very grateful that my own once avid Little Leaguer did not find it first; yet, I know there are lots of other children (baseball and softball players, boys and girls) who really would take Babe's words to heart!  For those kids, there is an answer.  I found it as I googled Sports Illustrated for Kids, the magazine, and found Sports Illustrated for Kids, the site.  While it is not a great novel, the site is CERTAINLY CCSS aligned and filled with short informational texts that get you thinking, promote discussion, encourage more reading, and might even evoke some argument! 

Did you know that in Phoenix, the roof closes so the ballpark can be air conditioned?
Did you know that there is a swimming pool behind the right field wall?
When I read this on I did not believe it, so I went and had to prove it to myself!

I can assure you there are Matthews, Nicks..........There are many people (girls and boys, women and men) who find unusual trivia about people associated with sports, ball fields, stadiums and courts......They just might spend some summer engaged in this CCSS aligned site!  Perhaps, if they click enough times, they might even ask you to buy this book!

TIME For Kids That's Incredible!: The World's Most Unbelievable Facts and Records!

1 comment:

Cathy said...

That quote is startling. I enjoyed the way you asked questions and then shared links where you could find out more. This is such a great example for young readers.