What Makes a Champion?
What Makes a Champion?
1 Jan 2019
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Title:What Makes a Champion?
Synopsis: What Makes a Champion? outlines the lives of four elite sportspeople. It shows how they overcame hurdles to become great champions
Year level(s): 3 4 5 6
Reading level: Q
Text type: Biographies
Curriculum link: Health and Physical Education: Games and sport. Health and Physical Education: Mental health and well being
Content vocabulary: agile ambitious athleticism champion coordinated determination disability discrimination flair mentors motivational persistence pioneer prodigy professional psychological resilience role model sacrifice self-motivation technique tournament
High frequency words:
Key concepts: Champion sportspeople have certain qualities that enable them to be the best. Some sportspeople face hurdles that they must overcome to become a champion
Reading strategies: Comparing and contrasting the information in each chapter
Paired text: Swim Like a Fish
Supporting material: Lesson Plan - What Makes a Champion? / Swim Like a Fish
Series: Flying Start to Literacy
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