Shorty and String Bean

Close Read Passage, 336 words, Poetry (fiction), Level Y (Grade 5), Lexile 570L

Shorty is a short kid, so no one expects him to be good at basketball, but they are wrong. He is an amazing point guard. String Bean is a tall kid, and everyone expects him to be great at basketball, but he prefers painting instead. Stereotypes and presumptions are explored through first-person poetry.

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