Persevering in accomplishing goals is fundamental to achieving academic success. In the children’s book, Long Shot: Never Too Small to Dream Big by Chris Paul, the readers are taken on a journey of NBA Superstar Chris Paul persevering and achieving his dreams of making the basketball team.

Learning Objectives

ELA-Literacy.W.2.1: Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.

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