Author: Karen Barbour

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.

Description: Tony loves helping his dad make pizza at their family restaurant, until his dad decides to open up a fancy new restaurant instead. Tony seems to always be in the way at the new restaurant until his father has a change of heart and realizes he just cannot stay away from his yummy pizza. Inspired by the book, LeVar decides to make a pizza on his own, but what he doesn't know is that his ordinary pizza pie has to feed an entire basketball team.

Activity Suggestion: During the program, LeVar makes a wonderful pizza by following the directions step by step. Create a sequenced activity by writing up five different directions, dividing the class into teams of five, and giving each team a set of directions. This is a relay activity--team member 1 completes the first directions and passes it on to team member 2 who completes the second directions, and so on until all five sets of directions have been completed by the five different team members. Remind each student they must read and complete each direction carefully.

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