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Hate Mail from Cheerleaders and Other Adventures from the Lif... by Rick Reilly
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Aug 01, 2011

really liked it
Read from August 01 to September 05, 2011

This has some heartwarming stories as well as some pieces that are more like essays and could be used in English classes.
These are the ones I marked that might be good to use in class:
"Worth the Wait"
"Chillin' with the Splinter"
"Four of a Kind" --good to use on Sept. 11th or with a heroes unit
"Scales of Injustice"
"Saved by the Deep"--good to use with a unit on natural disasters
"Spittin' Image"
"Extreme Measures"--good for a unit about adversity
"Getting By on $14.6 Mil"--good to show tone and sarcasm
"On His Last Leg"--good to show tone and sarcasm
"Choking Up at the Plate"
"The Hero and the Unknown Soldier"--good to show pathos
"Half the Size, Twice the Man"
"Fair Game"--good to show tone and sarcasm
"No Doubt About It"--good to show tone and sarcasm
"Fear Factor"--good for a unit about adversity
"Dribblephilia"--Latin and Greek roots example
"The Weak Shall Inherit the Gym"--persuasive and tone
"You Make the Call"--good for a discussion of what is right
"Corpo-Name Disease: Stop the Plague!"

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message 3: by Alice (new)

Alice Wow. A sportsy book? I am curious about how you like this one.


Janette Grimshaw Alice wrote: "Wow. A sportsy book? I am curious about how you like this one."

I really like it so far. I heard it recommended as a source for essays that would interest students, and there are some great stories and good writing.


message 1: by Denée (new) - added it

Denée Thanks for the review; I wasn't aware of this one; I'll have to check it out.


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