Title: The Gymnast by Gary Soto
Genre: Autobiography is the story of a person’s life or of major events in it, told by the person who lived it.
Story Description: The Gymnast
What is it like to try gymnastics? As a young boy, Gary envies his cousin who takes gymnastics. Gary tries to learn too. He vividly describes his feelings as he rolls, flips, and cartwheels for the first time.
Comprehension Skills: Draw Conclusions
A conclusion is a decision you reach when you think about facts and details. Draw conclusions as you read. Your conclusions should be logical and well supported.