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					Skinnybones
   By: Barbara Park
                Skinnybones Story Map
Main Characters:

             Name of Character                      Character Trait for Character




Setting:

                    Important Setting #1 is ________________________
  Time of Day          Season          Surroundings        People            Sounds




How does the setting affect the plot?




                    Important Setting #2 is ________________________
  Time of Day          Season          Surroundings        People            Sounds




How does the setting affect the plot?
                    Important Setting #3 is ________________________
  Time of Day          Season          Surroundings        People             Sounds




How does the setting affect the plot?




Problem:

                                        Problem #1
           What is the problem?                      How do you know it is a problem?




                                        Problem #2
           What is the problem?                      How do you know it is a problem?
Events Leading to the Solution of the Problem(s):
Solution to the Problem(s):

                                    Solution #1
            What is the solution?          Do you think the solution will be permanent?




                                    Solution #2
            What is the solution?          Do you think the solution will be permanent?
                     Chapters One & Two
                                          Example (I Do)

What is the main idea of Chapter One? Be sure to include important details to support your
answer. Support should be taken from the text.

Main Idea:     Alex wants to enter the Kitty Fritters TV Contest.
Detail #1:     After writing a letter to explain that his cat eats Kitty Fritters because his mom
               buys the cheapest cat food, Alex looks for the contest entry blank.
Detail #2:     The entry blank is in a 10 pound bag of Kitty Fritters. He dumps the bag on the
               floor to find the entry blank and looks through the cat food until he finds the
               entry blank.
Detail #3:     Alex fills in the entry blank and mails it in to the contest.
Connection:    Alex is entering the contest for fun and doesn’t really care if he wins.

Answer:       Alex wants to enter the Kitty Fritters TV Contest. After writing a letter to explain
that his cat eats Kitty Fritters because his mom buys the cheapest cat food, Alex looks for the
contest entry blank. The entry blank is in a 10 pound bag of Kitty Fritters. He dumps the bag
on the floor to find the entry blank and looks through the cat food until he finds the entry
blank. Alex fills in the entry blank and mails it in to the contest. Alex is entering the contest
for fun and doesn’t really care if he wins.



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What is the main idea of Chapter Two? Be sure to include important details to support your
answer. Support should be taken from the text.

Main Idea:

Detail #1:

Detail #2:

Detail #3:

Connection:
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                        Chapter One and Two Vocabulary



                             frustrated (page 4)
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                             ridiculous (page 8)
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               hobbies (page 12)
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              appreciates (page 14)
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              Impressed (page 16)
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                   Chapters Three & Four
                        Example (I Do) During Listening Comprehension

What is the main idea of Chapter Three? Be sure to include important details to support your
answer. Support should be taken from the text.

Main Idea:      Alex is jealous of T.J. and the recognition he gets for being a good baseball
                player.
Detail #1:      Alex knows that he is not a good athlete but T.J. is a great athlete.
Detail #2:      When the Little League awards are given out Alex watches T.J. win the Most
                Valuable Player award.
Detail #3:      Alex wins the Most Improved Player award but doesn’t want to accept it
                because it only means he went from a stink-o player to a smelly player.
Connection:     Alex doesn’t like watching T.J. get recognized for being a good ball player
                because he is not good at baseball and thinks that everyone knows it.

Answer:       Alex is jealous of T.J. and the recognition he gets for being a good baseball player.
              Alex knows that he is not a good athlete but T.J. is a great athlete. When the
              Little League awards are given out Alex watches T.J. win the Most Valuable Player
              award. Alex wins the Most Improved Player award but doesn’t want to accept it
              because it only means he went from a stink-o player to a smelly player. Alex
              doesn’t like watching T.J. get recognized for being a good ball player because he is
              not good at baseball and thinks that everyone knows it.

                                             (We Do)

In your teams answer the following question:

What is the main idea of Chapter Four? Be sure to include important details to support your
answer. Support should be taken from the text.

Main Idea:

Detail #1:

Detail #2:

Detail #3:
Connection:


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                       Chapter Three and Four Vocabulary



                                notice (page 19)
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                      Chapters Five & Six
                       Example (I Do) During Listening Comprehension

What is the main idea of Chapter Five? Be sure to include important details to support your
answer. Support should be taken from the text.


Main Idea:     T.J. challenges Alex to a pitching competition.

Detail #1:

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Connection:



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In partners answer the following question:

What is the main idea of Chapter Six? Be sure to include important details to support your
answer. Support should be taken from the text.

Main Idea:

Detail #1:

Detail #2:

Detail #3:

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                              Chapter Five and Six Vocabulary

                                       brags (page 34)
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                   official (page 37)
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                   reason (page 40)
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                 opportunity (page 46)
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     Main Idea & Details Assessment
   1. Read Chapter Seven (pages 51 – 60) silently.
   2. On your own answer the following question:


What is the main idea of Chapter Seven? Be sure to include important details to support your
answer. Support should be taken from the text.

Main Idea:

Detail #1:

Detail #2:

Detail #3:

Connection:


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           Non-Fiction Connection #1
September 22, 2008

A Fond Farewell
Yankee Stadium closes after 85 years of baseball
BY ANDREA DELBANCO

When the lights went dark at Yankee Stadium on Sunday night, it wasn't
just the end of a ballgame. It was the end of an era. The Yankees played
their last game ever in their original ballpark to a sold out crowd. The Bronx
Bombers will move to a new stadium this spring.

An hour-long ceremony kicked off the emotional
evening. Fans, in person and at home, tuned in
to say goodbye to the historic stadium and
salute legendary baseball players. Yankee greats
Whitey Ford, Don Larsen and Hall of Fame
catcher Yogi Berra were at the game.

The House That Ruth Built
                                                    JULIE JACOBSON—AP
Yankee Stadium opened on April 18, 1923. The
                                                  The Yankees rush the field to
opening ushered in a very good season for the
                                                  celebrate their final game
Yankees, who won the World Series that year.      and victory over Baltimore on
Babe Ruth hit the first home run in the ballpark. Sunday night.
Ruth, one of the greatest baseball players of all
time, earned the stadium its nickname, The House That Ruth Built. His 92-
year-old daughter, Julie Ruth Stevens, threw out the final first pitch on
Sunday night.

Building the original stadium took 284 days and cost $2.5 million. The
ballpark was renovated in 1974, but the new additions were not enough to
accommodate the changing times.
                         The new Yankee Stadium will open in April 2009,
                         across the street from the original. It will have larger
                         team stores and more restaurants and bathrooms. The
                         original park sat 56,886 people. The new park has
                         wider seats, and can hold up to 52,325 fans.

                         One Last Win
                         The Yankees haven't been having a great season, but a
                         7-3 victory over Baltimore on Sunday night guaranteed
                         good feelings for their send-off celebration. The win
ED BETZ—AP
                         saved the Bronx Bombers from postseason elimination.
Relief pitcher Mariano
Rivera collects a        "I'm very, very grateful that we were able to win the
container of dirt from   game," said pitcher Andy Pettitte. Shortstop and team
the pitchers’ mound      captain Derek Jeter agreed. "It was a perfect evening,"
after his last game at   he said.
the original Yankee
Stadium.           The players rushed the field to celebrate after closing
                   pitcher Mariano Rivera got the final out, and Yankee
team members took a lap around the field as Frank Sinatra's "New York,
New York" played on the sound system.

The final tally in the original Yankee Stadium: 4,133 wins, 2,430 losses, 17
ties and countless memories for baseball fans.



   1. How do the text features in the article “A Fond Farewell” help the reader better
      understand the main idea(s) in the text? Use evidence in the text to support your
      answer.
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Main Idea:

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                 Chapters Seven & Eight
                       Example (I Do) During Listening Comprehension


Summarize Chapter Seven of the text Skinnybones. Remember that the summary should be
shorter than the original text and only include important details.

           Beginning                           Middle                            End
       (Important Events)              (Important Events)                 (Important Events)
   Wonders why he plays            Alex doesn’t like going to      Alex is good at bunting.
    ball.                            barber, Mr. Peoples.            Didn’t understand what
   Hates uniforms, can’t           Barber messes up his hair.       bunting was until he saw
    throw, doesn’t like             Alex has bald spots or his       it.
    position.                        hair is too short.              Practiced bunting for 4
   Likes baseball caps.            Covers his hair with             years until he became
   Caps make you look like          baseball cap when Mr.            good.
    Steve Garvey.                    Peoples messes it up.           T.J. teases Alex about
   Proves his theory by                                              bunting.
    putting caps on                                                  Alex hits T.J. with ball.
    grandmother and cat.                                             T.J. reminds Alex their
                                                                      teams play each other.
Did you remember to include the problem and solution?


Alex wonders why he bothers to play baseball. He hates the uniforms, can’t throw, and
doesn’t like playing his position. He does like the baseball caps that make you look like Steve
Garvey. He conducted experiments to see if everyone looks like Steve Garvey. Alex put caps
on his grandmother and his cat to prove his theory.

Alex also doesn’t like to go to the barber, Mr. Peoples, because the barbar always messes up
his hair. He leaves Alex with bald spots or cuts his hair so short Alex’s head looks like a
grapefruit. Alex just puts his baseball cap on to cover his hair and to look like Steve Garvey.

The one part of baseball that Alex thinks he is good at is bunting. He didn’t understand what
bunting was until he saw another player bunt. Alex practiced for four years until he became a
good bunter. T.J. teases Alex about bunting and Alex hits T.J. with the baseball. Then T.J.
reminds him that their teams will play each other that weekend.
                                            (We Do)

As a class answer the following question:

Summarize Chapter Eight (pgs 61 – 67) of the text Skinnybones. Remember that the summary
should be shorter than the original text and only include important details.

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Chapter Seven and Eight Vocabulary
                      Chapters Nine & Ten
                         Example (I Do) During Listening Comprehension


Summarize Chapter Nine of the text Skinnybones. Remember that the summary should be
shorter than the original text and only include important details.

           Beginning                            Middle                            End
       (Important Events)                (Important Events)              (Important Events)
   Alex goes to Little League       Alex notices news truck.        Alex makes deals with God
    Field.                           Thinks truck is there to         to get the game canceled.
   Bleachers are packed.             film graduation.                Game wasn’t canceled.
   Alex thinks there is a high      Cameraman explains he is        Coach has Alex warm-up
    school graduation.                there to tape game.              for the game.
   Alex becomes exited              Alex accuses him of trying      Alex catches pop-up and
    because he thinks he              to embarrass players.            grounder.
    doesn’t have to play.            Cameraman explains he is        Alex feels more confident
   Alex gets ready to leave.         there to film T.J. because       about playing in front of
                                      of T.J.’s record.                crowd.



Did you remember to include the problem and solution?


When Alex arrives at the Little League field he notices that the bleachers are packed
with people. He thinks all the people are there for a high school graduation. Alex is excited he
doesn’t have to play baseball and gets ready to leave.

 Alex notices a news truck and thinks the cameraman is there to tape the graduation. The
cameraman explains that he is taping the baseball game and Alex becomes angry. He accuses
the cameraman of trying to embarrass a Little League team by showing them playing on the
evening news. The cameraman explains he is only there to tape T.J. because T.J. has a record
for winning games.

Alex tries to make deals with God so that the game will be canceled. The game was not
canceled and the coach told Alex to go warm-up. Alex caught a pop fly and a grounder and
began to feel better about playing in front of a crowd.
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In partners answer the following question:

Summarize Chapter Ten (pgs 74 – 88) of the text Skinnybones. Remember that the summary
should be shorter than the original text and only include important details.

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              Chapter Nine and Ten Vocabulary



                   doomed (page 69)
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                    miracle (page 72)
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              Chapters Eleven & Twelve
                   Chapter Eleven and Twelve Vocabulary

                             hermit (page 91)
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                             aroma (page 94)
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              fortunate (page 101)
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                 Summary Assessment
  1. Read Chapter Twelve (pgs 96 – 112).
  2. Summarize Chapter Twelve.
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            Non-Fiction Connection #2
April 13, 2007

Baseball Salutes Jackie Robinson
Sunday is the 60th anniversary of his first Major League game
BY ANDREA DELBANCO

When Jackie Robinson walked onto Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York, on
April 15, 1947, he forever changed baseball. As the first African American to
play in the Major League in the modern era, many believe he forever
changed the country.



Sixty years later, Robinson is being remembered
across the U.S. He will be honored at each of the
15 ballparks where games will be played on
Sunday, with a special ceremony at Dodgers
Stadium. Players from dozens of teams will be
wearing his number, No. 42, which was retired in
1997 on the 50th anniversary of Robinson’s        JACK HARRIS—AP
debut.
                                                     Robinson steals home plate
                                                     at Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field in
The Life of the Legend                               1948

Robinson was born in 1919. He lived in a time
where rules controlled what African Americans could do. He was a top
athlete, starring in football, basketball, baseball and track. But playing for a
major league team was off limits to Robinson because of his race.

Branch Rickey, president and manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, signed
Robinson in 1947. He believed that Robinson not only had the skills, but the
courage to face the challenge of becoming modern baseball’s first black
player.

It wasn’t easy. Robinson sometimes faced boos and jeers from fans. But he
became a star, anyway. In 1962, he became the first African-American
player elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. In 2005, he was awarded a
Congressional Gold Medal, the highest award Congress can give to a
civilian.
By breaking baseball’s color barrier, Robinson opened the door for many to
follow in his footsteps—not only in baseball but in other areas of life as well.
After he retired from the game, Robinson worked as an executive for a
coffee company. He wrote a newspaper column. He also helped start a
bank.

Robinson played in the majors for almost 10 years. On Sunday, he will be
remembered for his courage and accomplishments—on and off the field. He
once said, “Do what you believe is the right thing—no matter how hard it
may be.” Those words ring as true today as they did 60 years ago.
                                            (I Do)

Summarize the article “Baseball Salutes Jackie Robinson”. Make sure to include a main idea
for each portion of the text and two details supporting each main idea.

  Main Idea(s) From Portion       Main Idea(s) From Portion      Main Idea(s) From Portion
Introduction:                   “The Life of the Legend”
Jackie Robinson changed the     Jackie became a star of the
country and is being            Major Leagues despite being
remembered.                     an African American.

Detail #1                       Detail #1                      Detail #1
Jackie was the first African    While Jackie played for the
American to play in the Major   Major Leagues he was booed
Leagues.                        and jeered at because he was
                                African American.

Detail #2                       Detail #2                      Detail #2
To remember him 15              He broke the color barrier and
ballparks will honor him and    was the first African American
players will wear his number.   player elected to the Baseball
                                Hall of Fame.

Did you remember to include main ideas from all portions of the text?

Jackie Robinson changed the country and is being remembered. Jackie was the first African
American to play in the Major Leagues. To remember his 15 ballparks will honor him and
players will wear his number. Jackie became a star of the Major Leagues despite being an
African American. While Jackie played for the Major Leagues he was booed and jeered at
because he was African American. He broke the color barrier and was the first player elected
to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Because of Jackie’s hard work and courage African Americans
proved they could play in the Major Leagues.
                                      (We Do)
June 20, 2001

Baseball’s Iron Man To Retire
After 21 seasons with the Baltimore Orioles, Cal Ripken Jr. will say bye
to baseball




Cal Ripken Jr. makes his big announcement.

BY DINA MAASARANI

The record-holder for playing the most baseball games in a row will hang up
his glove at the end of the 2001 season. After 21 years with the Baltimore
Orioles, Cal Ripken Jr. will end his baseball career. The Iron Man of baseball
will play his final game on September 30 in front of a sellout crowd at
Yankee Stadium in New York.

Moving On After a Long Streak
“I don't see this as an ending so much. I'm not
stopping something. I'm just moving on,” the 40-
year-old third baseman said at a news conference
Tuesday. Tuesday was also the birthday of late
baseball legend Lou Gehrig. A first baseman for the
New York Yankees, Gehrig held the record for most
games played in a row until Ripken broke that
record in 1995. Ripken never missed a day of work      Fans cheered Ripken the
in 16 years. On September 20, 1998, Ripken ended       day he announced he will
the streak he began on May 30, 1982 by sitting out     retire at the end of the
of a game after playing 2,632 games in a row!          season.


An All-Around All Star
Ripken is called the Iron Man because of his playing streak, but has also
earned a reputation as a top player. He is one of only seven players in
major league history with more than 3,000 hits (he has 3,107) and more
than 400 home runs (he hit 421). Ripken was the 1982 American League
Rookie of the Year and the league’s most valuable player in 1983 and 1991.
He won a World Series ring with Baltimore when they beat the Philadelphia
Phillies in 1983.

Lifelong Oriole
Ripken is also special to his fans because he spent his entire long career
with the Baltimore Orioles. He grew up rooting for the Orioles, a team once
managed and coached by his father. Now that Ripken is retiring, he plans to
spend more time with his own kids: 11-year-old Rachel and 7-year-old
Ryan. Even though Ripken is retiring, he still wants to stay involved and
may even pass on his tips to kids. “I have a big interest in teaching
baseball,” he said. “Baseball's in my blood. I see this as a beginning, an
opportunity.”

Ripken seems pretty motivated to teach, and he has a wealth of experience
to share. Could this be the start of another streak?

Summarize the article “Baseball’s Iron Main To Retire”. Make sure to include a main idea for
each portion of the text and two details supporting each main idea.

  Main Idea(s) From      Main Idea(s) From        Main Idea(s) From       Main Idea(s) From
       Portion                 Portion                  Portion                 Portion
Introduction:          “Moving On After a       “An All-Around All       “Lifelong Oriole”
                       Long Streak”             Star”




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November 21, 2008

A New Team Player
Sixteen-year-old pitcher Eri Yoshida graduates to Japan's pro league
BY KATHY SATTERFIELD

Eri Yoshida has thrown a curveball at the game of baseball in Japan. Or, to
be more accurate, she has thrown a knuckleball. The 16-year-old pitcher is
Japan's first female professional baseball player. The pro team, Kobe 9
Cruise, drafted Yoshida last week. The team is part of the new Japanese
League that starts its first season in April.

A knuckleball pitch dips, dives and sometimes moves
from side to side. It is very difficult to throw—and to
hit. Not many pitchers in the major leagues can throw
the unusual, sidearm pitch. But for those that can, a
strikeout is likely. Most batters have a hard time hitting
a ball with such an unpredictable path.

Give This Girl A Hand!
Yoshida's unusual pitch has landed her in a very
unusual position. Japanese women don't normally get
                                                             KYODA NEWS—AP
the chance to play on anything other than softball or
amateur baseball teams. "I'm really happy I stuck with       Eri Yoshida smiles
baseball," Yoshida said at a press conference. "I want       with Yoshihiro
to pitch against men."                                       Nakada, the manager
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Some people think the league may have drafted                team.
Yoshida to gain publicity for choosing a woman. But in
a nation that loves baseball, Yoshida's spot on the team could encourage a
new generation of female players. Already, their numbers have soared in
the 10 years since little league opened the playing field to girls.

Learning to Throw
Yoshida started playing baseball when she was a second grader, joining
neighborhood games with her older brother and his friends. She played first
base on a boys’ team in junior high school. She currently plays for a private
team, not her high school team.
The knuckleball caught Yoshida's attention after her father showed her a
video of Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield. Wakefield is one of only a
handful of pro players in the U.S. to throw a knuckleball. "Hope I can see
her pitch one day," Wakefield said in a text message after learning about
Yoshida. "I'm honored. I wish her the best of luck."

Summarize the article “A New Team Player”. Make sure to include a main idea for each
portion of the text and two details supporting each main idea.

  Main Idea(s) From Portion     Main Idea(s) From Portion       Main Idea(s) From Portion
Introduction:                  “Give This Girl a Hand”        “Learning to Throw”




Detail #1                      Detail #1                      Detail #1




Detail #2                      Detail #2                      Detail #2




Did you remember to include main ideas from all portions of the text?

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