How Sandy Got Her Spin
Story Characters - Advantage Format

(Image) Jose

Jose                                                                              12% of story
Stage 3 - Transitional Reader

My name is Jose. Most people think I’m funny. Anything that I can do or say to make them laugh makes me feel good. In fact, sometimes it helps me stay out of trouble! I’m not very good at playing sports, but that’s okay, because I would rather spend my time making up new jokes!

(Image) Samantha

Samantha                                                                     14% of story
Stage 3 - Transitional Reader

My name is Samantha. I am a shy girl who would love to try new things, but it’s just so hard for me. I guess the main reason why I am scared is because I’m afraid I won’t be good at the things I try. I want to become more outgoing and really do something brave, but I’m not sure how.

(Image) Nicholas

Nicholas                                                                         14% of story
Stage 4- Intermediate Reader

My name is Nicholas. I am the best basketball player in the school. No one can beat me—my skills are bad! I play basketball any chance I get, and I go to basketball camp every summer. Someday I will play in the NBA—I will be the next LeBron James … or better!

(Image) Sandy Spin
(Image) Mr. Leto

Sandy Spin / Mr. Leto (same reader)           17% of story
Stage 4- Intermediate Reader



My name is Sandy. I am a Sports Entertainer, and my job is to go to schools and encourage kids to become all that they can be. I inspire them by spinning and dribbling basketballs in unique and exciting ways. Performing these tricks takes lots of hard work and practice, but the joy of helping kids reach their dreams is worth it!



My name is Mr. Leto. I am the PE teacher and I know that physical activity can be just as fun as it is challenging. I was not the best athlete when I was a student, but I want to help all kids enjoy sports.

(Image) Mrs. Johanson

Mrs. Johanson                                                        15% of story
Stage 5 - Advanced Reader

My name is Mrs. Johanson. I am the principal of the school. My goal is to help kids discover their talents and help them become all they can be. It is a challenge when
you are working with so many different kids with so many different personalities, but I do my best.

(Image) Narrator

Narrator                                                                          26% of story
Stage 5 - Advanced Reader

As the narrator, I am the master storyteller! It's up to me to keep the story alive and interesting with each exciting detail. So, I must read everything with expression and excitement!