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The Giants Take The 2012 Super Bowl

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The New York Giants pulled off a stunning victory over the New England Patriots and became NFL champions  Sunday.
The New York Giants pulled off a stunning victory over the New England Patriots and became NFL champions Sunday.

Yesterday, The New York Giants and the New England Patriots faced off in the year’s most important football game — the Super Bowl. The game was played in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The two teams had faced each other at the Super Bowl before, four years ago. And just like the game back in 2008, the Giants won.

The final score this year was New York Giants 21, New England Patriots 17.

It was a terrific contest between two great football teams, two fantastic coaches, and it was also a rematch between two great quarterbacks.

Tom Brady, the quarterback for the Patriots, is a future hall-of-famer. He threw very well all night including a record-setting 16 straight completions.

Meanwhile, Eli Manning, the Giants quarterback, had an exceptional game of his own. His last minute “drive” gave the Giants the victory and earned him the Most Valuable Player Award.

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS
By Jonathan Tilly

Writing/Discussion Prompt
The Giants were a team that really started playing well about 10 weeks ago. At that time, some of the players asked one of the coaches to make their plays simpler. The idea paid off and they are now champions. How can making an idea or strategy simpler make it better?

Reading Prompt: Extending Understanding
Have you ever won or lost a championship game? How did you feel? What did you learn?

Primary & Junior
Extend understanding of texts by connecting the ideas in them to their own
knowledge and experience, to other familiar texts, and to the world around them (OME, Reading: 1.6).

Intermediate
Extend understanding of texts, including increasingly complex or difficult texts, by connecting the ideas in them to their own knowledge, experience, and insights, to other familiar texts, and to the world around them (OME, Reading: 1.6).

Grammar Feature: Dash (–)
A dash can be used in many different ways. One of the ways a dash can be used is to add emphasis. In the example below, a dash is used instead of a comma to emphasize the Super Bowl.

“Yesterday, The New York Giants and the New England Patriots faced off in the year’s most important football game — the Super Bowl. “

Put a dash in the following sentences to show emphasis.

1. I have homework tonight lots.
2. They won the game by four points!
3. The cat with the collar is drinking all the milk!