Ajani and his friends
live in a poor, South African village where a old plastic ball provides
their link to fun...a game of soccer. But, not even a game of soccer in
a dusty alley can be safe. They must always be on the watch for gangs
When Ajani is chosen
the best reader in his class, he is awarded a real, Bafana Bafana leather
soccerball. What will happen when a their exhuberant game of what they
call football is invaded by the bullies intent on destroying their fun
and stealing their soccer ball? Will the strength of the bullies be a
match for the resilient spirit and cleverness of the friends?
The Kids' Wings literature
guide invites group discussion, prediction, drama, problem-solving, and
skill building. Teachers who want students to get a realistic understanding
of poverty, danger, and determination in South Africas country will want
make this intermediate-level picture book part of their classroom libraries.
Kids Wings Guide
A 10-page unit perfect for lesson planning, handouts, or projection on
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The Activity Guide Contains:
Clues to the Setting
Pre-Reading Discussion Cards
2 -Page Readers’ Theater Introduction
Crossword Puzzle: Unbeatable
Where in the World? Map Study
Multiple Choice Comprehension: Scoring the Goals
Sports Analogies, A Puzzle
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