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Sports Action Series

by Coach Craig - B.Ed.  CA Canada

May 25, 2020   |    288 reads    |   0 comments

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Sports Action Series - Book coverThe "Sports Action Series" is a 6 book sports-literacy picture book series.  
It's like having front row seats to a Football, Baseball, Basketball, Hockey and Soccer game. These highly visual, play-by-play, sports action stories are tailor made to engage children and parents in an exciting manner with sports and their reading development.  All books are available as E-books, with Paperbacks available starting June 2020.

Here is the series in order with a book description for each book.
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1- "The Sports News Is On" -ebook-1

- ISBN # 978-1-7771741-0-1  -- ASIN: B087NJ5VK8
- This exciting picture book story is portrayed with a fictional sports news program. Updates of games in progress, the action of 5 different sports, include Football, Baseball, Basketball, Hockey and Soccer games in progress. They tell about the teams competing, the scores, and the play-by-play description of illustrated replays from the exciting game action. The children have front row seats to the play-by-play action of each sport in the reports.
- Special Bonus Literacy Page Format
The story includes a special literacy page format. It is designed to enhance the opportunity for children to develop reading skills. During short breaks from the sports news reports, 1 of  4 Building Blocks of Reading are introduced. These offer parents additional insight to foster their child’s reading skill development, before, during or after sharing the exciting sports stories.

 

2- "The Football Game Is On" - ebook-2

- ISBN # 978-1-7771741-2-5  -- ASIN: B087QM4CN7
- This exciting picture book story is portrayed with the Wildcats and the Mustangs competing in fabulous football action. They battle up and down the field with great passing, outstanding catches, hard running, tough blocking and tackling. A blitzing lineman knocks down a pass, a perfect pass and catch at the sidelines, a timely interception and a final long throw to the end zone all create the drama and thrill of a live football game. The continuous action flows from each page leading to a spectacular last second touchdown victory by the __________!  
The children have front row seats to this action-packed football game! Featuring great determination and effort with inspiring teamwork, all in the spirit of fair play and good sportsmanship!
-Special Bonus Literacy Page Format
- The story includes a special literacy page format is designed to enhance the opportunity for children to develop reading skills. A Literacy Guide page shows the 4 Building Blocks of Reading. It offers parents additional insight to foster their child’s reading skill development, before, during or after sharing the exciting sports stories.

 

3- "The Baseball Game Is On" - ebook-3

- ISBN # 978-1-7771741-1-8  -- ASIN: B087QKH2Y1
This exciting picture book story is portrayed with terrific baseball action between the Eagles and the Sharks.  A double play, a catch at the wall, a base runner sliding at home plate and another caught stealing second base, all create the drama and thrill of a live baseball game. Continuous action flows from each page leading to a dramatic ninth inning victory by the __________!  The children have front row seats to this gripping baseball game and will not leave until that winning run is scored! Featuring great determination and effort with inspiring teamwork, all in the spirit of fair play and good sportsmanship!  
- Special Bonus Literacy Page Format
The story includes a special literacy page format. It is designed to enhance the opportunity for children to develop reading skills. A Literacy Guide page shows the 4 Building Blocks of Reading. It offers parents additional insight to foster their child’s reading skill development, before, during or after sharing the exciting sports stories.

 

4- "The Basketball Game Is On" - ebook-4

- ISBN # 978-1-7771741-3-2  -- ASIN: B087QLJ962
This exciting picture book story is portrayed with amazing basketball action. The Skyhawks and the Lizards pass and dribble the basketball up and down the court and aim for the basket and shoot to score. The action is intense creating the drama and thrill of a live basketball game as it flows from each page leading to a brilliant basket at the final buzzer by the __________!  The children have front row seats to this thrilling basketball game and will not leave until that winning basket is scored! Featuring great determination and effort with inspiring teamwork, all in the spirit of fair play and good sportsmanship!
- Special Bonus Literacy Page Format
The story includes a special literacy page format. It is designed to enhance the opportunity for children to develop reading skills. A Literacy Guide page shows the 4 Building Blocks of Reading. It offers parents additional insight to foster their child’s reading skill development, before, during or after sharing the exciting sports stories.

 

5- "The Hockey Game Is On" - ebook-5

- ISBN # 978-1-7771741-4-9  --  ASIN: B087QLCZ4L
This exciting picture book story is portrayed with the Thunderbirds and the Polar Bears competing in incredible hockey action, as the puck flies up and down the ice. Fast skating, perfect passing, great scoring chances with quick shots at the net, and outstanding goaltending, create the drama and thrill of a live hockey game. The continuous action flows from each page leading to a dramatic goal to win in overtime by the __________! The children have front row seats to this riveting hockey game. Featuring great determination and effort with inspiring teamwork, all in the spirit of fair play and good sportsmanship!
-Special Bonus Literacy Page Format
The story includes a special literacy page format. It is designed to enhance the opportunity for children to develop reading skills. A Literacy Guide page shows the 4 Building Blocks of Reading. It offers parents additional insight to foster their child’s reading skill development, before, during or after sharing the exciting sports stories.

 

6- "The Soccer Game Is On" - ebook-6

- ISBN # 978-1-7771741-5-6  --  ASIN: B087QKV5LJ
This exciting picture book story is portrayed with the Knights and the Dragons competing in superb soccer action. The teams mount their attacks trying to score the winning goal with skilful ball control and quick shots at the net, while the goalkeepers make astounding saves creating the drama and thrill of a live soccer game. Continuous action flows from each page leading to the spectacular last minute goal by the __________!  The children have front row seats to this thrilling soccer game and will not leave until that winning goal is scored!

Featuring great determination and effort with inspiring teamwork, all in the spirit of fair play and good sportsmanship!
-Special Bonus Literacy Page Format

The story includes a special literacy page format. It is designed to enhance the opportunity for children to develop reading skills. A Literacy Guide page shows the 4 Building Blocks of Reading. It offers parents additional insight to foster their child’s reading skill development, before, during or after sharing the exciting sports stories.

 

Author's Note: 

The genuine inherent value in the "Sports Action Series" is the unique mix of popular sports with a reading development message and a engaging forum for parents and care-givers to support a child's overall and on-going literacy development. This is particularly important for young boys as they can be at-risk for difficulty early on in their literacy development.

Are there things a parent can do to positively influence the development of reading and literacy skills in their children? The answer is a definitive, YES! While there are many things we do naturally as we engage with our children, there are 4 critical skill sets that contribute to a child's overall reading development. Parents can reinforce these skills simply by being more aware of these 4 important building blocks of creating a new reader. The "Sports Action Series" affords such an opportunity with it's special page format and the Literacy Guide that shows what I call the "4 essential Building Blocks of Reading" These are developmental in order from 1 to 4. and are arranged ina one page chart for easy reference for parents.
The 4 Building Blocks are ...

1- Oral Language development - (Speech)
Speaking aloud and expressing ideas and thoughts builds oral language skills and provides an essential foundation for the development of reading.

2- Letter and Sound Recognition -
An essential pre-reading skill is recognising all the letters (upper and lower case) of the alphabet and the sounds that they make.

3- Building Word Vocabulary-
An important reading skill development is the ability to visually identify words, to recognise the grouping of letters and to remember the word meaning.

4- Reading Fluency and Comprehension -
Developing the ability to read words accurately and understand their meaning at the same time produces a fluent and competent reader.

The special literacy page format, (red letters & Blue words) and the Literacy Guide illustrating the 4 Building Blocks of Reading, are both handy companion resources. Parents, grandparents, care-givers and adult-male role models can use these resources, as they see fit, to help guide and motivate children with their reading development, before, during or after reading and enjoying the stories.

In conclusion, the sports stories are naturally entertaining and exciting for sports fans of all ages. The added bonus is that each story invites children and parents to immerse themselves a little bit more in the child's reading and literacy development.

Have fun watching all the great action, all eyes are on the play!
And try to practice your reading skills, surprise someone today!
Coach Craig - B.Ed.

About The Author

As a father, educator, athlete and coach, Coach Craig -B.Ed. has taught and worked extensively with children and has a love for all sports. His unique experience, skills and beliefs have come together to develop this innovative children’s publishing program.

Coach Craig's goal is to provide families and educators with engaging materials, giving children the opportunity to experience early literacy success. These highly visual, play-by-play, sports action stories are tailor made to engage children and parents in an exciting manner with their reading and literacy development. The... more

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