I FIND YOUR LITTLE CLASSROOM IS RUN VERY BAD.
DO YOU HAVE SOME KIND OF HATE AGAINST GIRLS?
BECAUSE GIRLS PLAY BASKETBALL TOO... AND YOU ARE OFFENDING EVERYONE BY ONLY SAYING THAT THE BOYS GET TO DO THE BASKETBALL AND NOT THE GIRLS. MABEY THE GIRLS DONT WANT TO WRITE THE STUPID ENDING OF THE BOOK. I THINK THE BOYS SHoULD WRITE THAT. AND A MATTER OF FACT, I THINK YOU SHOULD TOO. BESIDES NOBODY wOULD waNT TO READ YOURS ANYWAYS.
PAULA YOU ARE RUNNING YOUR CLASSROOM WRITE DOWN TO THE GrOUND AND I THINK WE ALL NEED TO COME TOGETHER AND PUT A STOP to thiS BEFORE IT BECOMES WORSE.
thank you =]
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jomof23, December 2, 2007 (view all comments by jomof23)
I thought this book was very good. I related to this book very well. Coming up in the ghetto or the hood and being a basketball and football player in high-school it really hit home. I would recomend this book to anyone espically guys or gals that are into sports and playing in Jr. High or High School and have dreams of going to the next level
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paula122452, September 3, 2007 (view all comments by paula122452)
As a teacher, I am always in search of good reading material for my 8th grade Lang Arts students. They need more books that are relative and reflect situations in their own lives and communities. SLAM is one of those books. I have taught this book as a required Essential Literature book required by the Board of Education in our school district. I have found many ideas from this book including journaling, visual and other art projects (my school is an arts magnet school and we try to incooperate our students gifts and talents in their academic classes as well), and definitely writing essays. I have also involved other members of my staff to co-teach across the curriculum in their subject matters and the students have truly enjoyed it. This year, my students (some of which are basketball players) are going to combine writing the final basketball scene between Ice and Slam and actually "producing" it and playing the game and inviting parents to see the game in action! The boys are going to create a basketball book of terms (mini book) and the girls are going to extend the end of the story to include college, marriage and family between Mtisha and Greg. I have been overwhelmed with pride at the ideas the students have helped to come up with and the fact that the black and white students alike, have found some reality and hope in this book and have found reading to be fun and a life-learning experience.
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Redem20, April 24, 2007 (view all comments by Redem20)
It is the best book I have read on my favorite subject: Basketball. The story is told in a very realistic way. The struggle of Slam (Greg Harris) between the game on the basketball court and the game in life where there is no ball and everyone is playing. He thinks basketball can solve all the problems in school but the teachers don't think that way... If you like basketball don't miss it!
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Greg "Slam" Harris can do it all on the basketball court. He knows he's got what it takes to go all the way to the top. Slam's grades aren't so hot, though, and when his teachers jam his troubles in his face, he blows up.
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