From the Series My First Sports
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Wrestling, one of the oldest forms of hand-to-hand combat, is a popular sport today. Wrestlers use their raw strength to throw their opponents off-balance and pin them to the ground! Children will enjoy learning about basic wrestling moves and the origin of this ancient sport.

Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Kindergarten
Copyright 2011
Genre Nonfiction
Publisher Bellwether Media
Imprint Blastoff! Readers
Series My First Sports
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Lexile 820
Scholastic Reading Counts! Level 4.4
Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz Q53309
Scholastic Reading Counts! Points 1.0
ISBN 9781600145711
Title Format Reinforced book
Release Date 2011-08-01
Author Ellen Frazel
Dewey 796.812092
Guided Reading Level M
ATOS Reading Level 4.4
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 142793
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5

Booklist - Continuing Series Showcase

“These four additions to the My First Sports series provide quick introductions to athletic pastimes. The series format features generously sized photos, each accompanied by a few sentences of large-print text, and all highlighted with plenty of colors in the photos, backgrounds, and borders. Each book touches on a sport’s history and equipment or dress. In Cheerleading, Green introduces the activity’s purpose, stunts, routines, and competitions. Fishing explains the use of bobbers and lures as well as rods and reels. Karate discusses training in this martial art, while the photos illustrate stances, strikes, and blocks as well as the ranking of different-colored belts. Wrestling explains the basic rules, moves, and scoring of the sport. While the illustrations in the volumes on cheerleading and wrestling show athletes in their teens and early twenties, those in Fishing and Karate focus more on younger kids learning these sports. Each book concludes with a glossary, brief bibliography, and directions for accessing the publisher’s “factsurfer” website. Although the reading level is more challenging than one might expect from a reader series (even one designated by the publisher as “Level 4: early fluent/fluent”), the books’ topics, colorful design elements, and action photos will appeal to many children.”

Author: Ellen Frazel

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