Amazing Sports from Around the World
Author: Douglas McLaughlin
Illustrator: Michelle Griffis
"This book is sure to be a winner for many children, but especially for middle-grade English language learners!" - Rose Jagielo-Manion, Ed.D., Department of Early and Middle Grades Education
Amazing Sports from Around the World explores unusual and fascinating sports from diverse cultures and locations. With exciting illustrations and incredible facts, this book will appeal to readers of all ages. The book comes with multicultural lesson plans, activities, and audio to support teaching in diverse classrooms.
This engaging book is part of the Language Lizard Explore collection that helps readers discover the world around them.
THIS TITLE IS AVAILABLE IN MANY BILINGUAL EDITIONS.
Dimensions: 6.0w x 9.0h inches, 40 pages
Amazing Sports from Around the World will be a great addition to my ESL classroom. The layout and pictures are visually appealing. The language is accessible to my students with a good number of new vocabulary terms. I love that it celebrates the diversity of sports throughout the world. I enjoyed learning about sports that are popular in other countries, and I know my students will too. The book will certainly spark interesting classroom discussions.
- Katy Daly, ESL Instructor
Tossing Tuna? Polo on elephants? Jockeys riding ostriches? Imitating dance movements as a team? Learn about how countries across the world engage in unique sports like these in Amazing Sports from Around the World. In this book, available in a variety of languages, readers will learn the history of a variety of sports, how each sport is played, and similarities and differences among the sports across cultures. This book is sure to be a winner for many children, but especially for middle-grade English language learners!
- Rose Jagielo-Manion, Ed.D., Department of Early and Middle Grades Education
Amazing Sports from Around the World reminds you of the wonder, imagination, competition, and teamwork that sports facilitate. Think you know every sport there is? Think again! Take a trip around the world and learn about different cultures and how they entertain themselves through sports. Who knew there were so many variations and unique activities and games that even I haven't heard of (and I run sports leagues for a living!) If you're looking for a book that will engage your sportier kids, look no further.
- Robert Herzog, Founder of ZogSports
Amazing Sports from Around the World takes its readers on a fun and exciting international journey. The book combines engaging illustrations with descriptive narratives about sports from a wide variety of cultures. Readers will be delighted to learn about competitions that are played with interesting equipment and exotic animals, while still making connections to games that are familiar to them. It is a wonderful way for students to explore cultural diversity from every continent, while discovering that sports universally bring people together.
- Sarah Anderson, First Grade Teacher
This book is beautifully illustrated and well written. This would be a wonderful book to promote diversity and inclusion in any classroom! As a first grade teacher, different lessons and activities to do with my students were swirling through my mind when I was reading it! It would be a fabulous addition to any school/classroom or home library.
- Megan Todd, Elementary School Teacher
Diverse book explores fascinating sports from many cultures.
Fitness trainer and author, Doug McLaughlin, talks about how this book inspires readers to learn about new cultures and exciting sports.
- Audio via QR code (English & Spanish only)
Note: This eBook will be available in English (and other languages) soon. If you require a specific language, please let us know.
Mid/Upper level text: 3-5 sentences per page. Content also enjoyed by older language learners.