Seventeenyearold greg slam harris can do it all on the baske. In the book, slam, by walter dean myers, one of the main themes is if you work hard at what you love in life, you can be successful at anything you put your mind to. Walter dean myers, a prolific author of more than one hundred titles, wrote two newbery honor books, eleven coretta scott king award winners, three national book award finalists, and the winner of the first michael l. Other characters like slams brother is irresponsible. Slam never doubted himself on the court until he found himself going. However, the story and the main character were different than i thought and it caught my attention from the very first chapter. He can play point guard and slam dunk the ball, making. This is our monkeynotes downloadable and printable book summary study guide booknotes synopsis analysis for monster by walter dean myers in pdf format. The novel slam by walter dean myers has several themes. Begins to deal drugs and it results in his friendship with slam ending. Greg slam harris is justly proud of his game, but he realizes that nba daydreams dont cut it in the classrooms of his new south bronx magnet school and that the tough talk that serves him so well on the street only. Seventeenyearold greg slam harris can do it all on the basketball court.
He is six foot four and hes got the moves, the eye, and the. A seventeenyearold basketball star must learn to work with others both on and off the court. All content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of its content suppliers and protected by us and international laws. With an urban, teenage voice, walter dean myers earnestly reflects the hopes and desires shared by many budding hoop dreamers. Slam 1998 sixteenyearold slam harris is counting on his noteworthy. Greg is the narrator and he is name slam on the basketball court. For this video, i decided to read some parts of my first novel, slam. He struggles with getting a lot of playing time at his new school because the coach thinks he is very cocky and a showoff. She likes slam but values being treated right, so throughout the book she makes sure slam is. A harlem teenager learns how to apply the will he has to win at hoops to other parts of his life in this vivid, fluent story from myers toussaint louverture, p. You may view it andor print it immediately using any pdf viewerreader program or app. Slams best friend, he is also very good at basketball. August 12, 1937 july 1, 2014 was an american writer of childrens books best known for young adult literature. Author walter dean myers is the 2019 childrens literature legacy award winner.
Slam is very good at basketball but has a bad temper and doesnt like when his teachers and parents tell him to get his grades up so he can continue to play basketball. Chapters 15, chapters 610, chapters 1115, chapters. In this activity, students will do research on walter dean myers as a group using a. Hes quick enough to handle the point guard slot and, as his tag implies, he can slam dunk at will. Walter dean myers the mood the overall mood of the story changes throughout the story.
A story of young harriet tubman alan 1996 author 398. Editions for slam 0590486683 paperback published in 1998, 0545055741 paperback published in 2008, kindle edition published in 2016, 0590486675 h. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or. See the progress your students make while they are reading. Walter dean myers is the 2012 20 national ambassador for young peoples literature. Shooter by walter dean myers pdf free download ebook. The following are 20 important events from the novel slam by walter dean myers the novel opens with the school principal of slams new school, mr. Few writers can match myers for taut, savvy basketball action. Narrator thomas penny vividly captures both the internal and external challenges slam faces while chasing his dream from the streets, to. Goldy tries to warn slam that the only difference between on the court and off the court is that everybody is in the game off the court.
He is the critically acclaimed new york times bestselling author an awardwinning body of work which includes, somewhere in the darkness, slam. You can directly print or save in pdf or word format of your friends slambook pages. And when his teachers jam his troubles in his face, he blows up. An exciting, eyecatching repackage of acclaimed author walter dean myers b. Pdf files may only be viewed using a pdf viewerprogram, or app. Walter dean myers brings you into the world of harlem and the struggles of life with his coretta scott king awardwinning book, slam. Greg slam harris is a seventeenyearold who thinks he is all that on the court and hes not that far off. In the book, slam, by walter dean myers, the character mtisha plays slams girlfriend. Walter dean myers discusses how he writes duration. By walter dean myers quotes a pros summary my critique you still dont get it do you. The story is about the life, challenges, and growth of greg harris. Point signature scholastic book by walter dean myers. Throughout the book, many conflicts arise that the main character slam has to deal with and overcome. Author study of walter dean myers, an awardwinning african.
The only difference between on the court and off it is that everybody is in the game off the court. You can customize the printable with the options shown below, or you can just click the build printable button to create it now. Walter dean myers this study guide consists of approximately 25 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of slam print word pdf. Walter dean myers walter dean myers biography poem hunter. Due to its large file size, this book may take longer to download. Worksheets and literature unit for teachers activities. It takes place in innercity harlem in new york, and its all about the life of greg slam harris on and off the court.
His teachers, coaches, mother, and grandma ellie feel the need to tell him he is doing wrong. Monster by walter dean myers monkeynotes summary study. An exciting, eyecatching repackage of acclaimed author walter dean myers bestselling paperbacks, to coincide with the publication of sunrise over falluja in hardcover. He has written over one hundred books including picture books and nonfiction. Mtisha is a dark skinned, dark haired, pretty woman. Gregory slam harris is a talented basketball player with.
Scholastic, 1998 coretta scott king author award grade level. Slam by walter dean myers st john neumann aug 27, 2012. Tarik vows revenges, but knows hell need help to avenge his family. Based on the diaries of mel leavitt and a true story, the prelude and chapter one.1108 1081 388 946 1027 638 139 460 832 1401 763 865 975 88 1137 822 478 174 467 189 1264 962 363 829 874 1392 1385 1155 742 1056