So other kids could make the team.
So everyone would leave him alone.
So someone would help him with his papers.
He has to deliver papers
He has to get home to study.
He has other sports to play.
Kyle needs the money from his paper route to help his brother.
Kyle needs the money from his paper route to help his mother.
Kyle needs the money from his paper route to help his father.
Kyle feels angry and frustrated because he can't join even though he wants to.
Kyle feels left out.
Kyle feels embarrassed that everyone is bugging him.
Kyle gets angry with his mother because she thinks the paper route is more important.
She thinks Kyle should not join the team.
She thinks Kyle should join the team, too.
Mr. Braden wants Kyle to join the volleyball team.
Mr. Braden wants his mother to know that he has missing homework.
Mr. Braden calls to tell his mother about a field trip.
He chooses to play volleyball instead of working.
He gets up every day to go to work.
He chooses to work instead of joining the volleyball team.
The climax of the story is when Mr. Braden and Dave make their offers to help Kyle juggle his time.
The climax of the story is when Kyle is pressured to be on the volleyball team.
The climax of the story is when the team players have a season party.
A school today
A school long ago
A school in the far future
When you hit the ball my mistake
When you let other people hit the ball for you
When you put the ball into play
Cheer for all of the schools
Want your school teams to win
Go straight home after school
Had only cash
Had a little extra
Had nothing extra
As a joke
Do two things at once
Learn to throw three balls
Serve the ball so it wiggles