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Two-Minute Drill
by Mike Lupica
Texas Bluebonnet Award Nominee
Kids' Wings Award for Outstanding Literature

"You don't always get to pick the things you're best at."

Scott Parry lives to play football! He dreams of playing on the sixth grade team and is willing to go through fire to make the team. And go through fire, he must. He is not only the new kid in school, but he is also small and shy. On his first day at his new school, Jimmy Dolan, the coach's son, bullies Scott throughout the day. Will anyone stand up for Scott? Will anyone will see Scott's real talent...his academic prowess? With the cards stacked against him, Scott practices for hours after school. For awhile, his only teammate is a golden lab named Casey who retrieves his passes and field goals, but when Chris Conlan stands up against the bully, a powerful camaraderie is formed. But Chris has problems of his own.

Fortunately, strong families stand behind both Scott and Chris to help them weather the storms that come. As they learn to stand strong, together, they must also learn to stand strong, alone.

Two-Minute Drill is far more than a football story. It is the story of how courage, perseverance, cooperation, respectfulness, honesty, and responsibility are built. Kids Wings Unit for Two-Minute Drill can become the hub of your classroom learning as student are inspired to discover the best character traits in a leader and the value of a strong family. It is lucky students indeed who have the opportunity to learn through extending this award-winning sports story to grow into strong leaders and academic champions.

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Two-Minute Drill by Mike Lupica

A 32-page unit for Two-Minute Drill by Mike Lupica is a part of a collection of 23 units in Gifts and Givers but you can order it in digital form for only $16.95. Here's how:
You can purchase the complete Kids' Wings Unit for Two-Minute Drill by Mike Lupica NOW! Available with a 53-slide Jeopardy-type game and 32-page lliterature guide for immediate download for only $18.95!
Click Here to Purchase and Download

The Unit Contains:
Pre-Reading Discussion Cards
Anticipation Guide
Two-Page Readers’ Theater Introduction
Meet the Characters Logic Puzzle
Memory Box
Making Connections: Predict/Read/Confirm Chapter Questions
Vocabulary of Football inTwo Crossword Puzzles
Character Studies/Graphic Organizers
Multiple Choice Comprehension Activities
Summarizing the Events from Chapter 6
Character Poems
The Integrity of Scott and Chris
Crossword Puzzle
Scott's Character
Quotes to Remember Puzzles
Logic Puzzle
Pronoun Song and Rule Breakers
Reading The Schedule
Special Gifts of the Heart
Discussion/Writing Prompts



Two-Minute Drill is included in the Kids Wings Gifts and Givers collection of literature guides for award-winning novels and intermediate-level picture books. This collection comes in a spiral-bound book with CD and site license for one school. The Gifts and Givers package includes 24 literature guides for award-winning books, over 500 pages of activities, 7 Jeopardy-type games, and 9 Karoke-type songs. You can purchase a literature guide individually for around $18.95, but if you order Gifts and Givers, you can get 24 literature guides on sale, for about $1.00 each! This is one of the best bargain in the USA, while quantities last!


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