Summary Of Marble Champ By Gary Soto

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In life, everyone faces challenges at one point or another. Some people face challenges in school, sports, or at home. How you face those challenges is what sets you apart from all the others. In the short story “Marble Champ” by Gary Soto, Lupe is struggling in finding a sport that she can excel at. She tries new things but she can’t seem to be good at anything athletic. She was about to give up until she started to play marbles. “Marble Champ” teaches that with hard work and determination you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. It shows this when Lupe spends hours practicing marbles, comes up with her own strategies to improve her marble playing skills, and most of all, Lupe never gives up. “Marble Champ” teaches that with hard work and determination you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. The text shows this when Lupe spends hours practicing marbles. For example, on a rainy day when Lupe is unable to play marbles, she asks her brother for tips and still manages to find a way to practice. She also plays practice games with her brother and her neighbor Alfonso. Lastly, she spent three hours after school one day practicing marbles, eating nothing but a candy bar for energy. …show more content…

The text shows this when Lupe comes up with her own techniques to improve her marble skills. One way she did this was when she squeezed a rubber eraser for an hour straight to build up muscle in her thumb. In addition to squeezing the eraser, she also did finger push-ups to strengthen her wrists. Lastly, she worked on her aim and accuracy, and then the speed in which she could hit the

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