Sunday, January 1, 2012


Our first Journeys reading story in Unit 3 is Jump! From the Life of Michael Jordan by Floyd Cooper. It's the story of Michael Jordan's childhood, and it is meant to inspire children to believe in the power of their dreams.

Videos of Michael Jordan playing for the Chicago Bulls of the NBA

Michael Jordan talking about working on jumping as a kid

1987 All-Star Slam Dunk Contest

some of the best slam dunk jumps of all time

A great pairing with this book is Michael's movie Space Jam. It shows him playing baseball and basketball. Check out the trailer!
Check out other resources for Jump! and other Journeys stories on my class website.

1 comment:

  1. Another great story to compare to JUMP would be Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan and His Pursuit of a Dream. If you haven't read, I recommend! =)

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