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 Coach Hyatt is a riot! (My Weird School Daze)
 Author: Gutman, Dan

 Publisher:  HarperTrophy (2009)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 106 p., ill., 19 cm.

 BTSB No: 408499 ISBN: 9780061554087
 Ages: 7-10 Grades: 2-5

 Football -- Fiction
 School stories
 Coaching (Athletics) -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction

Price: $14.79

A new football coach arrives at school and, with help from an unexpected new team member, the Moose win a game.

 Illustrator: Paillot, Jim

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.40
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 128655
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 2.80
   Points: 4.0   Quiz: 46743

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 2 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
   Grade 2 → Reading → RF Foundational Skills → 2.RF Fluency
   Grade 3 → Reading → RF Foundational Skills → 3.RF Fluency

   School Library Journal (06/01/09)

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School Library Journal - 06/01/2009 Gr 3–5— A.J. loves Pee Wee Football, but he is the first to admit that his team "stinks." He's hoping that a new coach will lead them to a few wins this season. His enthusiasm dims when he learns that Coach Hyatt is a woman. She calls them ragamuffins, a term none of the boys understands, and has them tackling an Elvis dummy who sings, "Don't Be Cruel." Can this motley team really win Saturday's big game with the Sharks? The sentences are simple, there is vocabulary repetition with a smattering of challenging words, and the humor is very broad. The politically correct cheerleaders are a scream: "Winning! Losing! It depends!/Why can't we just all be friends?" There is even a "win one for the Gipper" reference that will go over the heads of third graders, but is funny nonetheless. With the team down 77-0, Coach Hyatt brings in a secret weapon. It is cheerleader Andrea, who almost singlehandedly wins the game, while A.J. saves his coach with his knowledge of the Heimlich maneuver. There is some graphic support for younger readers in the kooky black-and-white cartoon illustrations scattered throughout. Even the most reluctant reader will be drawn in by the humor and repetitive silliness. Add where beginning chapter books are needed.—Elaine Lesh Morgan, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR - Copyright 2009 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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