"Bo Jackson" by Ron Knapp November/December 2016 AR Biography Activity

"It was the last game of the season, and, since he was a senior, the last time he would ever play for Auburn Tigers. Bo wanted to go out with a bang. It was a very courageous performance. Even with a pair of broken ribs, Bo carried the ball thirty- one times and gained 142 yards."(Pg.7)

Based upon the context clues, the word "courageous" means, brave.

"When the 1987 baseball season was over, Jackson took off his Royals uniform and put on his Raiders were anxious to get him on the field."(Pg.15)

Based upon the context clues, the word "anxious" means, ready.

"When he was in ninth grade, he entered a decathlon against sixty other boys. A decathlon is a series of ten athletic events."(Pg.17)

Based upon the the context clues, the word "Decathlon" means a series of ten athletic events.

"He just wasn't patient enough to wait."(Pg.18)

Based upon the context clues, the word"patient" means being able to wait.

"Like most of the other students, Bo lives in a dormitory." (Pg. 24)

Based upon the context clues the word "dormitory" means a place for college student to live.

"The baseball season was miserably for Jackson. In his first twenty-one tries, he struck out every time." (Pg.27)

Based upon the context clues the word "miserably" mean bad or horrible.

"It looked like he was becoming an experienced, smart player, not just talented one." (Pg.35)

Based upon the context clues the word "experienced" means smart or familiar with the subject.

"Bo was a bashful kid, he didn't like to meet new people."(Pg.7)

based upon the context clues the word "bashful" means shy.

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