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The Crossover
The Crossover | Kwame Alexander
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2015 Newbery Medal Winner 2015 Coretta Scott King Honor Award Winner "With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . .The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz tonight I'm delivering," announces dread-locked, 12-year old Josh Bell. Heand his twin brother Jordanare awesome on thecourt. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood, he's got mad beats, too, that tell his family's story in verse, in this fast and furiousmiddle grade novel of family and brotherhood from Kwame Alexander (He Said, She Said 2013). Josh and Jordanmust come togrips with growing up on and off the court to realize breaking the rules comes at a terrible price, as their story's heart-stopping climax proves a game-changer for the entire family.
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YvetteE
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The Crossover, by Kwame Alexander, is a RF novel about a teenage boy and his adventures as a high school basketball icon. Josh is following in his famous father‘s footsteps as he dominates the sport of basketball. #ucflae3414fl19

YvetteE The book includes Josh‘s journal-like entries, featuring poems and other narratives. Just as Josh begins to feel secure with basketball, his father has multiple heart attacks which eventually take his life. Read The Crossover and find out why the book earned both a Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Awards Honor. 11h
YvetteE https://www.teachervision.com/novels/crossover-educators-guidehickleberrypunchfi...
The lesson plan is includes ESOL strategies 2. Promote cooperation (small groups) and 10. Teach think, pair and share strategies in cooperative groups. Students will work together in groups to draw the characters from the story given the provided details.
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YvetteE Sustaining efforts and persistence is practiced with UDL principle, Foster collaboration and community (8.3) by watching YouTube videos about basketball and comparing the “crossover” metaphor in the book. 11h
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Zoesomerville
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This book is about a pair of twins that love basketball, I have barely gotten through half the book but so far it‘s very good. The twins names are josh bell otherwise known as Filthy McNasty and his twins name is Jordan bell and the book tells you about what they think, do from their perspective. It is also a graphic novel with some cool rhymes. If you like realistic fiction or comic books I would recommend The Crossover by Kwan‘s Alexander

MissYaremcio Thanks for the review Zoe! Make sure you include the picture next time! 2w
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kradebaugh
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This book is a cross between realistic fiction and poetry. This book by Kwame Alexander is a 2015 Newberry Medal Winner and 2015 Coretta Scott King Honor Award Winner. I think this book is one that I would use on a 5th to 8th grade level.
I think it is better read as an individual. The story is told by a boy who has to face life on and off the court and discovers that life can take you places you never wanted to go. #ucflae3414f19

kradebaugh The UDL's that I chose were 2.1 Clarify vocabulary and symbols and 4.1 vary the methods for response and navigation. ESOL. Continually monitor students' comprehension and Use preview/review activitites. 3w
ChrisC I read this book as well. It‘s a good read and a very interesting story. 2w
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ChrisC
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This book is a realistic fiction book about two twin brothers who love basketball. Their names are Jordan bell and josh bell and we follow their difficult story through their middle school years. This is a good easy read for kids in grades 3-5. The teaching strategy we could use is shared reading. #ucflae3414f19

ChrisC The ELL strategy I would use is to continually monitor the students‘ comprehension to make sure they understand what they are reading. The UDL principle I would use would be 2.1 clarified vocabulary. If they don‘t understand the vocabulary it would affect their comprehension. 3w
ChrisC @DrSpalding I fixed this post 3w
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kspenmoll
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#basketballrule#3 #FilthyMcNasty #JB #twins
“Always shoot
For the sun
and you will shine.”

The poetry, structure,language,rhythm, beat, energy, motion- all combined, make this book an experience in and of itself. Has the 9th grade students reading this book, highly engaged, alive, laughing, sharing, connecting,- taking a wild ride- one of motion, grace, love, family, heartbreak, community, loneliness, loss,genetics, food, and of course “SWISH!”🏀

merelybookish Great review! 1mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful quote ✨🌞 1mo
kspenmoll @merelybookish Thank you! It‘s such a wonderful book!! 1mo
kspenmoll @Cathythoughts There is so much to quote- a poetic feast of a book! 1mo
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kspenmoll
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#literaturecircles #bookclub #teachersofLitsy #YAbooks
It was wonderful today to read silently with the class for our first day of literature circles. Felt luxurious!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful photo 💕 1mo
kspenmoll @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you my friend. 💕 1mo
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Peddler410
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They‘re calling this a graphic novel. I‘m struggling hard to see that format represented here....🤷🏻‍♀️ Am I the only one? I don‘t think I will be shelving this with my graphic novels.

My daughter just told me they got it wrong.

LibrarianRyan I tried to read this. It kept freezing my iPad. It‘s not a standard graphic novel as you generally think of them. But I do think it‘s a graphic representation of the original work. Admittedly I only got through 50 pages before I gave up to seek a print copy. 1mo
Peddler410 @LibrarianRyan I think of it as illustrated novel. Thumbing through there are a handful of panels and very occasional speech bubbles. The amount of text is going to keep me from putting this in graphic novels 1mo
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Solbrewerton
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This book was good. It was a lot better than the last one I read. This one still was still about two kids lives. This book had more sports in it which I expected it to be about. Overall it was a really good read. I would rate it a 8/10

Cfischbuch I‘m excited to see how they interpret this as a graphic novel - coming soon to a library near you. 2mo
Solbrewerton Yeah I heard about that. I searched this book up and it said there was graphic novel coming out 2mo
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DrewAnderson
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Good book, very good

MrsBabki Nope, can‘t use a picture like that. Make sure you post knowing who your audience is. Me. Please fix it. 2mo
DrewAnderson Oops I click the wrong picture thanks for reminding me 2mo
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DrewAnderson
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Good book, very good

MrsBabki Why? What made it good? 2mo
DrewAnderson The description 2mo
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Stephanie5
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This book written by Kwame Alexander is RF and should be used in the classroom as a LC. The book is about young 12 year old Josh which happens to go through trials and tribulations with growing up. Seeing that he plays basketball and his twin brother too fights through difficult times with the heart attacks his father encounters as well as going through middle school feeling alone. #ucflae3414su19

Stephanie5 The UDL I would use for this one is 3.2 because this would help students fully understand the relationships that Josh has over the period of time. The ESOL strategy that I would use is 1 because I feel that HOT questions would help with comprehension. 3mo
DrSpalding Helpful discussion questions however I would go straight to Kwame himself! 3.2 aligns nicely as does English learner one 3mo
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jmartucci
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The Crossover by Kwame Alexander is a RF story, and John Newberry Medal winner about twin brothers that want to play basketball. The unique way of writing could be a good way to incorporate it into a poetry lesson. This would also be a great LC book for the students to discuss; many would probably be able to relate to the story. I would use ESOL strategy 2 and promote cooperation in small groups.

jmartucci I would use UDL 3.1 and activate their background knowledge. https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?tid=38077. I would use this website which has some nice resources available. #ucflae3414su19 3mo
Stephanie5 I loved reading this book! Especially during the death in a family. (edited) 3mo
DrSpalding English learner strategy number two is perfect for literature circles! I am glad you enjoyed this and would consider using it in a future classroom. Do it!🏀 3mo
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The Crossover by Kwame Alexander (Newbery and Coretta Scott King Award winner) is a classic RF novel about two teenage twin boys growing up and trying to find their way though the sport of basketball. This book is great for poetry based compression skills. I would have my student IR this book and review compression skills related to the text within a lesson. The strategies I would use are UDL 3.3 and ESL #9. #UCFLAE3414SU19

Mary_Dehner Linked here is a graphic organizer resource to enhance comprehension skills for this text. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Poetry-Comprehension-Graphic-Organiz... 3mo
Macker11 I think students would love the connection they can make to this book! This is definitely one I would like to have in my classroom! I love having the graphic organizer in the class too! Being able to have them do an organizer on a book they are enjoying will make them write more than usual! 3mo
Kendylleonard I love this book! The graphic organizer is a great idea because it allows the students to comprehend what they are reading, while also working on understand the poetry components in the book. I would definitely love to have this in my future classroom library! 3mo
DrSpalding I would go straight to the author for resources regarding this award winner. While I know this resource has quality information… I prefer you go to the author and publisher sites first. 3mo
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Kendylleonard
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The Crossover by Kwame Alexander is a RF book that has won the 2015 Newberry Medal and Coretta Scott King. This coming of age poetic novel is about two twin boys that are having some trouble as one brother starts to like a girl at school. These tiffs start to effect how the boys play basketball and their home life. I would use this book as an IR or a RA, depending on the reading level and age of your students. #UCFLAE3414SU19

Kendylleonard The resource I found gives vocabulary words for the book. I thought this was a great resource because this book does use some terms that students might not know; so this is a great way for students to understand what these words mean! https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/crossover I would use UDL 2.1 by clarifying vocabulary. I would use ESOL strategy #20. 3mo
Mary_Dehner Great review Kendyl, couldn‘t have said it better myself. I really enjoyed reading this book. It‘s an easy read that provides so many teaching opportunities. 3mo
Kendylleonard @Mary_Dehner I loved it too! I literally cried at the end! 3mo
Mary_Dehner @Kendylleonard it‘s a good one! Literally read it in two sittings. Very relatable. 3mo
DrSpalding It is an excellent coming of age poetic novel. Looking forward to you all being able to discuss this in class. 3mo
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LibrarianRyan
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I love Kwame. I cant wait to see this edition.

Out September

#CoverLove #KidsEdition

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gabbymartin
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This RF novel written by Kwame Alexander is a 2015 Newbery Award and Coretta Scott King Award winner. This bold story is about two basketball playing brothers and their bond being tested in the midst of life experiences. The brothers ultimately renew their relationship and learn it‘s not always about the win.
Strategy: LC, IR
UDL-9.3: Students reflect on their relationships and decisions in life

gabbymartin EL-16: Integrate activities for each chapter that will increase comprehension. Website: https://www.ccsoh.us/cms/lib/OH01913306/Centricity/Domain/207/THE%20CROSSOVER%20... - an excellent resource with lesson plans, vocabulary lists, and rubrics for the book. (edited) 4mo
MeganKlein I LOVED this book! I definitely ugly cried at the end. Also, great resource—I did not see this one when I was looking up resources for this text. 4mo
Kendylleonard @MeganKlein I bawled at the end! It‘s such a great book! 3mo
DrSpalding I agree that this could be used for a literature circle or an independent read. It is an emotional story that is an excellent example of realistic fiction. 3mo
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MeganKlein
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2015 Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award winner, The Crossover is a P novel written by Kwame Alexander. This book has won many awards beyond the ones mentioned, and rightfully so. Kwame Alexander tells the story about basketball-playing twins Josh and Jordan (JB) Bell and their lives on and off the court. These brothers learn many important life and basketball lessons from their father, Chuck “Da Man” Bell. The boys (cont.) #ucflae3414su19

MeganKlein also face the many highs and lows that life has to offer, as well as the many changes that adolescents in middle school encounter. I would use this book either in a LC or for IR. In a LC, students have the opportunity to discuss the novel and gain insight into the perspectives of others. This book is written in verse and it tells the story in a way that is very different from most novels. Students can learn a lot about poetry from this book, 4mo
MeganKlein and I would even have students read several pages aloud because some of the lines flow really well (almost like a rap). Students in grades 5-7 would love this book! UDL strategy 3.2 aligns with this text and teachers should highlight big ideas and relationships in this book. There are a lot of dynamic relationships that can be explored within this text. ESOL strategy 36 (ask numerous questions that lead to higher level thinking responses) should 4mo
MeganKlein be implemented when teaching this book, so that way students are making meaning with the text. This educator‘s guide would be perfect to introduce poetry to students, and there are some really neat ideas that teachers can have students do in the classroom that relate to this text. https://www.state.lib.la.us/files/LYRC/TheCrossover_BG.pdf 4mo
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BookishMarginalia
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First day of summer vacation is on!

Gissy Yes!!!🙌 5mo
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Victoriahoperose
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I really liked this poetic and metaphorical book that used sports and family to tell a really tough, but engaging story. I found this to be very well written and executed.

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Miadolce
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“A loss is inevitable, like snow in winter. These champions learn to dance through the storm.”

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Miadolce
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Very sad and devastating book, while being uplifting and hopeful at the same time.

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Miadolce
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This is a story about twin brothers who have to come to terms with growing up outside of basketball, the sport they both love. This book uses poetry and prose to construct the narrative, and is great for middle school students.

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silentrequiem
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Kwame Alexander's tour bus at Whole Foods. I had forgotten he was in town tonight. (I unfortunately didn't get tickets.)

valeriegeary He. Has. A. Tour. Bus. 😮 7mo
silentrequiem @valeriegeary I know, right??? It's bigger than most bands' tour buses. 7mo
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Ms.Bursey
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Listen this realistic fiction book titled The Crossover by Kwame Alexander is hot 🥵. I loved how relatable the story is. In the book you meet two boys both brothers who play basketball. On the surface it looks so simple, but in fact is way more complex than its plain look. The Crossover has been awarded the Newbery honor medal and the Coretta Scott King award. I particularly love this book as a LC book. Where students can discuss amongst each

Ms.Bursey other parts of the book the enjoyed or didn‘t enjoy so much. The UDL principle that would align is 3.2 and the ESOL STRATEGY is 2. Promote cooperation (small groups). https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/books/crossover-the-by-kwame-alexander/ 7mo
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C.Austin @Ms.Bursey I loved The Crossover and I can‘t wait to read Rebound! Great resource! 7mo
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LaGasseSam1996
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The Crossover is a P book written by Kwame Alexander. This book has won the Newberry as well as the Coretta Scott King Award. I think this book would make an excellent LC book. I think students would enjoy the book and would be an excellent way for students to get excited for poetry. #LAE3414sp19

LaGasseSam1996 UDL 8.3 would work well with this book especially in a literature circle setting. The student would be able to talk with one another about the book. They would have someone to talk about everything they liked or didn‘t within the book creating a since of community among the group. 7mo
LaGasseSam1996 ESOL strategy 2 corresponds with the UDL principal talked about above. Students would be reading the book in a group. You could pair the ESOL student with another member of the group and have them read together 7mo
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http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/compiling-poetry-... this lesson plan from readwritethink has students writing their own poems and then going around the classroom to find different examples of poetry. I think for students reading this book, its important for them to know this is not the only form of poetry and this lesson plan would allow them to build on that
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DrSpalding The way this book is written, will entice intermediate grade students to enjoy poetry. 6mo
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Killianfig
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2015 Newbery and Coretta Scott King Award winning young adult Realisitc Fiction (RF) novel “Crossover,” by Kwame Alexander is an intriguing story of the struggles of a young high school basketball star, uniquely written through a combination of prose and freestyle poetry.

Killianfig The use of poetic elements can be emphasized through UDL teaching strategies 2.1, 2.3, and 2.2 as they focus on the varying symbolism, syntax, and vocabulary conveyed in the text. ESOL strategies 6 and 14 can also be helpful when working with poetry like this as its comprehension is vital to understanding the story. 7mo
Killianfig Due to the fact that this book is a young adult novel rather than a picture book, excersises that focus on group or independent research and reading such as Independent Reading (IR) and Author Study (AS) would be very useful when exploring this text. Group Readings (GR), Read Alouds (RA) and Literature Circles (LC) can also be excised with this book as they allow for group discussion on the themes and topics discussed in the novel. 7mo
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Edenmonet
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The Crossover (P), a John Newbery Medal Winner and Coretta Scott King Award Honor book, by Kwame Alexander would be a great book to do an Author's Study (AS) with. A teacher can have the class complete an assignment where they research the author and make a Piktochart. The Crossover is written in verse and follows the up and downs of Josh and Jordan Bell, who play basketball.

Edenmonet Students can read this book during an English unit on Poems and can figure out what type of poems the book has. This would be a good lesson plan https://www.state.lib.la.us/files/LYRC/TheCrossover_BG.pdf. The UDL principle would be 2.2, clarifying syntax and structure. The EL strategy would be 11, placing language in meaningful context. #LAE3414SP19 (edited) 7mo
Mmw2478 This is a great book. I like your suggestion for creating a Piktochart. (edited) 7mo
DrSpalding We have spoken at length about this powerful book. I know you are proud of this post and the wonderful resource you have attached. Nice peer feedback. 7mo
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Madimccrady22
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“Identical twins are no different from everyone else, except we look and sometimes sound exactly alike.”

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Madimccrady22
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This is a good book that might help boys who don‘t like to read, get them inspired to read.

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Madimccrady22
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The crossover by Kwame Alexander is a realistic fiction book that was published in 2014. This is a story about Josh Bell that is a good basketball player and also can rap pretty well. Josh has a father and a brother that have helped Josh to become a well known basketball player. His brother Jordan gets a girlfriend and they start to grow apart from one another and Josh is taking it hard.

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alexandracarpenter
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The Crossover by Kwame Alexander is a Newbery and Correta Scott King award winning P book that would be great for an LC. This book is a story about basketball, but it is also a gut-wrenching story about family and about coming of age. You can find more resources at www.scholastic.com/teachers/books/crossover-the-by-kwame-alexander #LAE3414sp19

alexandracarpenter I think this book goes well with UDL 1.1 - offer ways of customizing the display of information. The way the poetry is written with varying sizes of words and spacing makes this book unique! 7mo
alexandracarpenter I would also use ESOL strategy 5 - teach technical vocaublary, since an EL might not know many of the specific basketball terms (example, crossover) before reading this book. 7mo
taywise393 I have not read this book yet but it is definitely in my “to read” pile! Thank you for sharing the interactive resources link! It makes me so excited to read it :) 7mo
Mmw2478 I loved this book and have 2 of his others that I plan to read soon. 7mo
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ha_kaye
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🏀First of all, WOW! Kwame Alexander has a way with words and that is so evident in the Crossover. This P book would be on the top of my list to recommend to students who say they don‘t like poetry but listen to rap or have an interest in basketball. It won not only the Newbery Award in 2015 but also the Coretta Scott King Honor. The Crossover is about the life of Josh, an almost thirteen year old with a twin brother, JB. #LAE3414sp19

ha_kaye The two of the live and breath basketball but that‘s because their father was a former basketball superstar. As the story goes on, there are basketball rules which can be related to real life. The story brings up issues like grown up, family health problems, and death. I would recommend IR or LC when reading The Crossover, or doing an AS on Kwame Alexander. 7mo
ha_kaye The link is an educator‘s guide to The Crossover and could be used to facilitate conversation in the LC. https://www.scribd.com/document/213700130/Crossover-Discussion-Guide UDL principle 2.1 would work well with The Crossover since there might be basketball terminology that some might not understand. 7mo
ha_kaye EL strategy 23 coincides with that UDL principle since it is to structure advance organizers consisting for new terminology that learners will encounter. 7mo
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Ariel8Smith
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“True champions learn to dance through the storm.”

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Ariel8Smith
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Chapter book written like poems for each chapter. Tells the importance of learning that in life it‘s not always about winning. Great book for boys and children in general who love basketball

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Ariel8Smith
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2014, contemporary literature, John Newberry Medal. Story about basketball player Josh Bell. Has a twin brother Jordan who meets a new girl in school. Their bond and brotherhood begin to break. Their season and chemistry start to crumble and Josh is very focused on winning.

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I like how he pages are set up, not like other books. Makes it stick out to young readers!

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CassidyCantrell
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-contemporary realistic fiction
-won John Newbery medal for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
This book would be great for young boys and showing how these two boys are great on the court but have other talents as well

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kelseymccormick
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Winner of 2014 Newbery and Coretta Scott King Awards, The Cross Over (RF) is a wonderful novel for upper elementary (LC‘s). The story is structured through (P) about Josh and Jordan, average twin brothers who play basketball. Follow along with story as the brothers enter new phases of life and discover new things about themselves and their family. Although, grab some tissues the last few pages are hard to read! #LAE3414SP19

kelseymccormick https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/criss-cross/crossover-criss-cross This resource provides a crossword puzzle that students must fill out according to comprehension of the story. 8mo
kelseymccormick The Reading Is Fundamental website also provides other activities such as memory games with key vocabulary words which alights with UDL 2.1 Clarify vocabulary and symbols and ESOL #5 Teach technical vocabulary supporting key concepts. 8mo
Mmw2478 This is one of my favorite books that I have read for our class! Planning on reading some of his other‘s too. 8mo
Haleysantucci I have never read this book (I was skeptical because it is poetry) but your post makes me think I should read it!! Thanks for the crossword puzzle resource! 7mo
DrSpalding A high-quality book with a high-quality resource. 7mo
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karamank
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I am so glad I picked The Crossover for my class reading this semester. It is an amazing RF book about two twin boys who absolutely love basketball. It also won the Newbury Medal and Coretta Scott King honor award(s). The Crossover highlights ESOL strategies 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 16, and UDL principles 9.2, 9.3, and 2.1.

karamank This book includes poetry, hip-hop, jazz, and so many life lessons. There is lots of new vocab words included in this novel. This book would be great in a 6-12th grade classroom. Students will fall in love with reading once they start this sweet and uniquely written novel. I would use this book in my classroom as a RA. I think it would be so exciting to read this book to my students. 8mo
karamank The expressions I could make with all the raps through out the book would be hysterical! I also think the students would really enjoy taking turns PR to their classmates. Some awesome resources for this story are located here: https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/crossover (edited) 8mo
Mmw2478 Students in the 5th grade really love this book, especially if you let them collaborate and do the beats on the desks with their pencils, which is typically annoying and not allowed, but makes it effective in this scenario. 8mo
DrSpalding I would love to see you rapping Katrina!❤️📚 7mo
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gnewman
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The Crossover by Kwame Alexander (P, Newbery, and Coretta Scott King) was such an amazing novel to read. I think this would work best as a LC because students can really dive in and immerse themselves into the little details that this book holds. The style is unique, and I think students could benefit from talking in literature circles so that they are better able to comprehend the novel.

gnewman In addition, this book encompasses UDL Principles 7.2: Optimize individual choice and autonomy, 8.3: Foster collaboration and community, 6.1: Guide appropriate goal-setting, and 6.4: Enhance capacity for monitoring progress. This is also great for ESOL Strategies 1: Teach questioning for clarification and 2: Promote cooperation (small groups). 8mo
gnewman A teacher resource that corresponds to the book and related standards is https://www.teachervision.com/novels/crossover-educators-guide #LAE3414sp19 8mo
DrSpalding I agree that this book would make for an excellent literature circle. Knowing that you have read this as your independent LC choice, you will be able to discuss this next week. 8mo
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SammyB123
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Currently reading 📖

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triplem80
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"I want to go to Duke, he flaunts Carolina Blue. If we didn't love each other, we'd HATE each other."

Once I read this line, I knew I'd be pulling for this character! #goduke

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Mmw2478
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The Crossover (P) by Newbery Award winner Kwame Alexander, a former NBA player. The author has a love for poetry that he wanted to share in hopes of getting more boys to read and love poetry. Centered around a story of twin boys who play on their Middle school basketball team, we learn of the tribulations and feelings these two boys go through together and separately on and off the court and with the death of their dad who was their biggest fan.

Mmw2478 Would be a great LC read or RA and covers ESOL strategies 3,4,and 36 encouraging self talk, linking students prior knowledge, and asking numerous questions regarding higher order thinking. #LAE3414sp19 (edited) 9mo
Mmw2478 UDL Principles 8.3 fostering collaboration and community, 3.1 activating or supplying background knowledge. https://www.teachervision.com/novels/crossover-educators-guide (edited) 9mo
DrSpalding Wonderful post! Helpful guide and I agree that this could be an excellent read aloud along with of course, a literature circle. 9mo
dayuso1 This sounds like a unique way to introduce students to modern poetry, and also make it relatable to students of all interests. Poetry doesn't have to just be for Valentine's Day! 8mo
Mmw2478 I love the poetry in this book because of the appealing style for young boys. I can easily see many ways to incorporate this book and the poems into my classroom. 8mo
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C.Austin
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The Crossover by Kwame Alexander is RF novel about two twin brothers, told through P. Since the story is told through poems, the page structure is different. I believe with fewer words on each page, students will not feel overwhelmed and stay motivated to keep reading. #LAE3414SP19

C.Austin The Crossover is about two twin brothers who are exceptional basketball players, and is told through Josh‘s point of view. Josh learns it is hard growing up because things start to change. As the reader, you will feel the overwhelming emotions Josh feels both on and off the court because of these changes. This book would be a wonderful for IR, especially for your basketball guiros. 9mo
C.Austin Also included within the story, definitions of words with examples! This book is a great way to build students‘ vocabulary. Kwame Alexander was awarded the John Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Honor for this book. The Crossover will make you laugh, cry, and understand the true meaning of brotherhood! 9mo
C.Austin This resource is more for teachers than students. Kwame Alexander wrote writing workshop curriculum to help teachers guide their students from “Page to Stage.” In his writing workshop he shares the tools needed to draft, revise, edit, publish, and present students‘ work. With this curriculum kit, students can learn about the writing process and how to write their own stories from a real author! https://kwamealexander.com/about/teachers/c/92 9mo
C.Austin EL Strategy 3: Encourage self talk (positive thinking). UDL: 2.1 Clarify vocabulary and symbols. UDL: 3.2 Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. 9mo
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