Abstract 11, Volume 9, Number 2, Summer 2014

NCSS Notable Trade Book Lesson Plan

Brothers at Bat

Written by Audrey Vernick

Karen M. Morrison

Cynthia Szymanski Sunal

Dennis W. Sunal

The University of Alabama

Brothers at Bat describes the Acerra family and their love for baseball, providing students with insights into 1930’s family culture and community life.  Students examine the characteristics of the Acerras that enabled them to develop and demonstrate their team spirit. Creating a Power Point slide show displaying their own diverse characteristics and team spirit from a classroom perspective will engage students’ creativity and knowledge.  A trading card created by each student uniquely representing the student and will be used in a Trading Card Collection displaying the different cultures and interests that come together to make one classroom community team.

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