Athlete Facts and Sports Fiction

These children’s books are written for a younger audience and their readability. In some articles, readers learn more about how a professional player got to their current career, while other articles report on their special interests and community involvement.

. Children’s biographies often include glossaries that are not provided in adult biographies. Current players make it into the newspapers and sports periodicals, so reading the sports section with your child will show how readers find information on a regular basis that has nothing to do with school.

Once they learn about their favorite teams and players, they will seek out more information about them. They may be identified as high-interest, but a review of the content will determine its readability. The same is true for the child who follows their family’s favorite sporting team. If the reader is truly motivated to read about their favorite player, they will do their best to read and comprehend, using their background knowledge on the topics or asking questions about words or concepts. Toddlers are aware of environmental print, that is signs and words around them that they easily recognize. Examples including restaurant logos like McDonald’s are part of the early reader’s repertoire. Jerseys are the environmental print for the sports enthusiast.

Biography books do the same. Rising sport stars have their books published quickly to meet the demand for their stories. Not only do they learn to recognize animal names like Sharks, Bears, and Orioles, but also player names like Jones, Martinez, and Sutter