“ Only one of us can
Pg. 485 in yellow
Read pg. 484 “Literary Focus”
Conflict review from notes
Before Reading Quick-Write
When is a time you have competed
against a friend? Were these
situations difficult? Did it create
tension in your relationship?
Pair and Share your experiences with
The Culture of Boxing
Golden Gloves Website
Golden Gloves Video Clip
Summarize the internal conflict that each
How can you tell Antonio is trying to
resolve an internal conflict?
How do the boys resolve their internal
Which do you think is more important to
the story: The external conflict(the fight
itself) or the internal conflict (the feelings
the boys struggled with before and during
the fight)? Why?
Support your answer with evidence from
the text. Use quotations marks if using
Non-fiction “boxing” piece
Read Right hook-Left Hook on page
After reading, answer the Test
Practice multiple choice questions 1-
5 on pg. 498.
Persuasive Writing Piece
You will be writing a persuasive letter to the
American Medical Association regarding the
You must use correct letter-writing format and
Your letter should form an argument, and
support it with evidence. Specifically, do you
think boxing should be banned? Should measures
be taken in order to ensure the fighters’ safety?
Should there be changes in the rules of the
You are required to find one nonfiction article on
this topic to incorporate in to your argument.
Some possible research keyword/phrases could
be: “boxing ban,” “American Medical Association
and boxing,” “Muhammad Ali,”boxing
controversy,” and “Parkinson’s disease” just to
name a few. You must reference your article
within your letter!
Persuasive Writing Template
Test Practice Answers: