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"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." Helen Keller
"Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” Michael Jordan
“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” Phil Jackson

Book 2
by W. C. Mack

Kids Wings Award

Have you ever played basketball? If so, you know the fun and excitement of the dribble, the pass, the shot, the swish, and the roar of the crowd. 7th grader Owen Evans lived basketball. It was the most important part of his life, and he was good. Playing with his taller, slimer, less experienced twin brother Russell, he and the team were on a winning streak. Would the Pioneers be able to continue for the rest of the season? Could anything rock Owen's year?

Perhaps it could. Perhaps it will. How far will Owen go to regain it?

The threat to Owen's leadership walked into the gym one day. It was a new set of 12-year-old twins, tall, athletic, identical twins, who moved to Portland and joined Owen's Pioneer basketball team. But, something was strange about them. They were too good, too focused, too synchronized. Would the coach bench Owen and Russell to start Mitch and Marcus Matthews? What would Owen do if he lost the spotlight?

Russell was less concerned. He liked basketball and being part of the action, but his whole life wasn't on the court. He was part of another team, Masters of the Mind where he could use logic, math, and problem solving to win contests with his teammates.

The story of two sets of twins, fraternal twins Owen and Russell, and identical twins Mitch and Marcus, takes some unexpected terms in DOUBLE DRIBBLE. Told in easy, alternating chapters, first by Owen, then by Russell, the reader can see the action and problems through the eyes and voices of two very different twins. Athelte or Mathlete? Is it possible to be both?

For classroom connections, the 31-page Kids Wings Literature Guide and 53-slide Jeopardy-type interactive game for DOUBLE DRIBBLE will extend the fun, hone reading skills through multiple-choice and short answer questions, stimulate interaction through discussion, inspire problem-solving in logic and crossword puzzles, and lay the foundation for understanding the importance for balancing athletics with academics. One real challenge will be to determine how the chapter titles represent the events in the chapter!

Here's an excerpt from the Kids' Wings 2-page choral reading introduction patterned after "Casey at the Bat" for 13-voices in DOUBLE DRIBBLE:

Research Links for

Webpage of W. C. Mack

Masters of the Mind is like Odyssey of the Mind and Future Problem Solving

Basketball Games
Basketball Fun Facts
The History of Basketball
20-20 Basketball
Ducksters Basketball

Types of Twins

When you are a Twin or Triplet
Types of Twins

What is The Periodic Table?
The Periodic Table Song on YouTube


Busy teachers love the many pages of authentic comprehension check-ups as well as connected research, and writing prompts connected to real award-winning literature! You can depend on Kids Wings to prepare your students for standardized testing by stimulating, challenging, and stretching their brains instead of lulling them to sleep with boring, mind-numbing drill-and-kill!

The Kids Wings 31-page literature guide for DOUBLE DRIBBLE with interactive Jeopardy-type game is perfect for lesson plans, handouts, or projection on your SmartBoard!

The 31-Page Kids Wings Activity Guide Includes:
Pre-Reading Discussion Cards
Where inthe World are Oregon and Minnesota, A Map Study
2-Page Choral Reading Script
Character Studies

Literary Devices
5 Grouped Chapters: Vocabulary List, Predict-Read-Confirm Chapter Questions
Multiple Choice and Short Answer Chapter Check-ups
Visualizing the Text, Draw Your Answer
Math With Standard and Military Time, Chapter 6
Crossword Puzzle: Sabatoge!
Writing: My Brother's Keeper
Character Poems
Basketball at Its Best and Its Worse, Logic Puzzle
What It Was Was Basketball--Writing/Vocabulary Lesson Plan
Taboo Basketball, A
Vocabulary Development and Writing Lesson Plan
Discussion and Writing Prompts
Answer Pages
Plus, a BONUS Interactive Jeopardy-type Game

BOOK 2: Double Dribble


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Book 1: Athlete vs. Mathlete

Double Dribble and Athlete vs Mathlete are included in the Kids Wings' Trials and Courage CD. You can purchase any of the 22 literature collection for $12.95 each. But, if you purchase the Trials and Courage CD, you will have 22 units for only $1.59 each! It's one of the best offers in the USA!


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Sports, Games, and Teamwork

The Gollywhopper Games, Teamwork
Baseball Stories
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Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds, Olympic Diving
Aliens on Vacation, Basketball
The Great Skating Race, Ice Skatinng, Historical

Picture Books:
Baseball Hour
When Charlie McButton Lost Power

Earthlets As Explained By Professor Xargle


A special thanks to Laura's Midi Heaven for allowing us to use
"Mighty Oregon" composed by Albert Perfect as our background music!


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