Give students the opportunity to build a list of basketball terms and their definitions while reading The Crossover. What is a crossover? Why are these terms important in reading the book?
Basketball is the central motif in The Crossover. Give students the option of going to a school or local basketball game and writing an essay discussing how the game relates to The Crossover.
The Crossover is a novel written in verse. Give students the opportunity to write a poem that explores one of the themes from the book. Ask students to contribute their knowledge of rhyme, meter, assonance, alliteration, etc. to their work.
Look in your local newspaper or archives for an article that involves some aspect of the novel and bring it to class. You will present it in front of the class and explain how it relates to...
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