Basketball is a team sport. The players wear uniforms and try to get the ball through the hoop at the end of the court. Find out about the coach, making points, and how to win a game. This nonfiction Beginning-to-Read book feature engaging, informative text and beautiful full-color photographs, which work together to foster independent reading.. This book can be paired with Up, Up, Up, Dear Dragon, its twin text fiction counterpart. Reading reinforcement pages include a word list and activities to strengthen early literacy skills, such as understanding the craft and structure of informational text, key vocabulary words, foundation skills, close reading, and fluency. This popular series meets the Common Core State Standards for Language Arts and can be used with beginning readers to practice reading high-frequency word, expand comprehension of informational text ,and improve oral language skills.