Have you incorporated common core lessons into your curriculum?  Would you like your like to include close reading assignments into your all your classes? Common Core PE has created close reading and common core academic vocabulary curriculum that will help prepare your students for the smarter balance exams and will teach your students how to read with understanding. Currently, The Close Reading Shop has completed close reading and common core academic vocabulary for Lives of the Athletes.

Lives of the Athletes

Almost everybody can reel off stats about a favorite athlete, but few fans know the person behind the trophies and medals. Lives of the Athletes: Thrills, Spills (and What the Neighbors Thought) tells more than just the physical achievements of twenty groundbreaking athletes. What did they like to eat, to drink, to wear? What childhood games did they play? How did they handle fame and fortune? Avid sports fans and phobics alike will relish this collection of fears, habits, quirks, and what the neighbors found to gossip about.

Common Core P.E. has created close reading lessons that meet common core standards.  Each curriculum set includes:

  • 20 close reading lessons 
  • 20 P.E. specific common core academic vocabulary assignments
  • 60 grade level specific common core academic vocabulary assignments
  • 21 vocabulary activity worksheets
  • 20 close reading stories from Lives of the Athletes (96 pages)
  • Grades 4-7


Go to the store page to purchase 20  close reading  lessons, 20 reading stories, and 80 academic vocabulary lessons that meet current common core standards in physical education.   Price is $65 for first copy (teacher)and $40 per extra copy (teacher)

Don't want to use PayPal.  Email your purchase order to 

PE Purchase Order Form.pdf PE Purchase Order Form.pdf
Size : 425.574 Kb
Type : pdf