|Soccer school, season 1 : where soccer rules the world (Soccer School)|
Author: Bellos, Alex
Uses the lens of soccer to immerse kids in math, geography, biology, and more with true stories, humor, and fun facts.
|Added Entry - Personal Name:||Lyttleton, Ben|
Common Core Standards
Grade 5 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 5.RI Key Ideas & Details
Grade 5 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 5.RI Craft & Structure
Grade 5 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 5.RI Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
Kirkus Reviews (-) (08/01/18)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 09/01/2018 This is an outlandishly detailed overview of soccer: rules, statistics, parlance, teams, strategies, and personalities, served up curriculum-style. Chapters are devoted to subjects such as biology (lots of advice on how not to poop on field during a professional soccer match), zoology (mascots), business (salaries), music (national anthems, chants), drama (celebrations, diving), and even geography. It’s a wide-ranging, engaging conglomeration, with lots of factual information mixed in alongside generous trivia, bad puns, and really stupid jokes. The brief chapters feature pages that are littered with line drawings and word-bubble asides, charts, graphs, and quizzes, all designed to keep readers entertained and engaged. Irreverent, inappropriate, and irresistible, this import from England will attract soccer fans—some, perhaps, who may have been recently indoctrinated due to all the World Cup mania—like a magnet, and entice browsers as well. There’s a sequel already in the works, promising at least some coverage of women’s soccer, so be prepared. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.