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He can fly through the air to make a basket.Michael Jordan is six feet six inches (almost two meters) tall. 3 . Many people think he’s the best basketball player that ever lived.

A short time later his family moved to Wilmington. Michael was interested in playing baseball.Michael was born in 1963 in Brooklyn. 4 . At first. He was also interested in football and basketball. North Carolina. New York.

Larry. It made him want to win even more. This didn’t make Michael give up. Michael would always lose.When he played basketball with his brother. 5 .

He practiced for hours.Michael made up his mind to learn new basketball moves. 6 . He caught the ball again and again.

He wanted to hear the people cheer when he was scoring points for his team. Michael always wanted to be the best. good things would happen.Michael Jordan’s mother and father both worked hard. 7 . Michael did. He knew that if he worked hard. too.

He practiced every day. He grew taller. Soon he made the team. 8 .Michael tried out for his high school basketball team in ninth grade. He didn’t get picked. This made Michael try even harder.

He helped his team win an important game. 9 . It was the beginning of his famous career.Then Michael became a star player at the University of North Carolina.

he was named “Rookie of the Year.” This meant he was the best new player. In his first season with the team. 10 .Michael went on to play for the Chicago Bulls.

Michael was named the Most Valuable Player in basketball five times.He led his team to win many games. 11 .

12 . he went back to basketball each time.Michael left basketball twice during his career. However. Once it was to play baseball and once to spend time with his family.

Michael Jordan was famous for leaping high and shooting the ball straight into the basket. It earned him the nickname “Air Jordan.” 13 .

he has never given up.Many people look up to Michael Jordan because he has a will to succeed. Today. he still thinks this way in his everyday life as a dad and in his work. 14 . No matter what has stood in his way.

Think Critically 1. Do you think the title is a good one for this book? Why or why not? Social Studies Make a Stor yboard Make a storyboard of the important events in Michael’s basketball career. What sport did you think Michael would become famous for playing? 5. School-Home Connection Tell a family member about the book. Draw a picture of each part of his career. Then talk about other people that you admire who play sports. Write a sentence under each picture. How can you tell that this book is nonfiction? 4. What sports other than basketball was Michael interested in when he was young? 2. Word Count: 371 15 . How can you tell that Michael has always been determined? 3.