Engage Students in the Masters

Posted by Big Universe on Apr 9, 2014 3:12:04 AM

Golf enthusiasts and fans will flock in droves this week to Augusta, Georgia, home of Augusta National and the annual Masters golf tournament. Once there fans will watch players battle for the top spot in the leader board as they try their chance at winning the coveted green jacket. While the tournament itself only lasts four days, fans have a chance to view the practice rounds both in person and on t.v. throughout the course of the week; it is officially a full week's worth of golf!

Sports-loving students will certainly know this week and the tradition behind it. And if they don't, use it as an opportunity to engage your reluctant readers in reading about something that might pique their interests.

Golf e-Books for Grades 3-5:

by Ray McClellan © 2011
ISBN: 9781600144615 AR: Book Level 3.5 / Points 0.5 / Quiz 139002 / Interest Level LG

Great golfers mainly get eagles and birdies, meaning they shoot under par! This book introduces young readers to the game of golf. It explains the sport’s basic rules, necessary equipment, early beginnings, and how to train to qualify for the professional tour.

Tiger Woods: Famous GolferTiger
by Sarah Tieck (author) © 2009
ISBN: 9781617858451 AR: / Points 0.5

Tiger Woods is one of the world’s most talented golfers! This book introduces his childhood, family, educational background, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will learn how Tiger’s early talent and drive led him to win amateur honors, before becoming a professional golfer with the PGA. Also covered are Tiger’s PGA victories and recognitions, as well as his personal life and societal contributions, including the Tiger Woods Learning Center and the Tiger Woods Foundation. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw in reluctant readers. Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Golf e-books for Grades 6-8:

by Brian Howell (author) © 2012
ISBN: 9781614787136 AR: / Points 1.0

Best Sport Ever: Golf takes readers from the beginnings of golf to present day with a focus on the legends, the amazing stories, and the unique characteristics that makes the sport great. Discover the early games of golf, the equipment used in the game then and now, the thrill of the first hole-in-one, and the achievements of Phil Mickelson, Jack Nicklaus, Walter Hagen, Mickey Wright, and so many others in this amazing overview of the Best Sport Ever: Golf! Through colorful descriptions, a glossary, additional resources, engaging sidebars that go “beyond the basics” into advanced skills and health benefits, and more, the Best Sport Ever series is a can’t miss for today’s sports fan. SportsZone is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

by Brian Howell (author) © 2013
ISBN: 9781624010026 AR: / Points 1.0

The Masters is one of Sports’ Greatest Championships! Since the first Masters in 1934, hundreds of thousands of people have attended the three-day tournament. Now, young readers can learn about the tournament’s history, the famous golfers, the spectacular drives, and the future of the sport from in their library. Informative sidebars add to the high impact photographs and easy-to-read text, bringing Sports’ Greatest Championships to readers of all ages. SportsZone is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Golf in the Classroom

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Topics: Classroom Ideas, Integration Ideas, Reading Lists, Literacy

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