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Sports Champions Michelle Boyd Waters

Apparently, I’ve been published in an Academic Learning Packet. I’m so going to have to use parts of this packet with my students. It will boost my English teacher cred. (That’s like street cred, but in school.)

Jim Thorpe BookGrace Thorpe SignatureThe excerpt in the picture above  is from an article I wrote for The Shawnee News-Star on Oct. 1, 1998. When a janitor returned the medals he had stolen from a Jim Thorpe exhibit at the state capitol, I traveled to Prague and interviewed Thorpe’s daughter, a very nice lady who shared her story and gave me a signed (by her) book about her father.


The snippet from the article I wrote was reprinted in a Sport Champions Academic Learning Packet published by The Advantage Press, Inc. in 2005.

Not only did they quote one of my old articles, they also included articles about several athletes that may be of interest to our more athletically inclined students. The packet also provides discussion questions and some supplementary activities that students might like. (I would not use them for busy work.)

I was so excited to find this, I had to share. Now, back to your regular programming…


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About the author 

Michelle Boyd Waters, M.Ed.

I am a secondary English Language Arts teacher, a University of Oklahoma student working on my doctorate in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum with an concentration in English Education and co-Editor of the Oklahoma English Journal. I am constantly seeking ways to amplify students' voices and choices.

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