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Illinois Theme Unit


Questions, Facts, and "Who am I?" for the state of Illinois
     State of Illinois Mixed Review: fill-in questions, "Who am I", facts, and writing prompts (multiple keys)


Short Reading Comprehensions
Short Readers
     Lincoln Home National Historic Site (Short Reader; Grade 6 Readability)


Reading Comprehensions
     1893 The Year of the Fair (Grades 2-3)
     Chicago is Unique Because of its People (Grades 3-4)
     The Prairie Land (Grades 4-6)
     Walt Disney The Great Animator (Grades 4-6)
     A Dream Come True: ICODA (Grades 7-9)


Illinois Maze
Build Illinois maze - Make multiple mazes at once


State of Illinois Theme - Math Stories
     Illinois Math (Grades 2-3)
     Illinois Math (Grades 4-6)


Books
            The Ghost at Cave-in-Rock (Reading Level 4; Interest Level 6)
            IL is for Illinois (Grades 4-6)


State of Illinois Theme - Story Starters
     Illinois Story Starter Printables


State of Illinois Theme
     Location of Illinois in the United States Printable and Information


State of Illinois Theme Time Line
     Illinois Time Line #1 (58 events in time line)

Illinois: Reading Comprehensions with References to Illinois
This section lists reading comprehensions on edHelper.com with references to the state of Illinois. These reading comprehensions were not written specifically for the state theme unit.

     Top reading comprehensions with most references to Illinois
     The Journey of a Stateswoman (Grades 9-10)
     The Tri-State Tornado of 1925 (Grade 8)
     Geography of the Midwest Region (Grade 6)
     John Deere (Grade 5)
     The Duryea Brothers (Grade 4)
     John Deere (Grade 8)
     Mr. McDonald's (Grade 3)
     Irene Hunt (Grade 9)
     Lorraine Hansberry (Grades 9-12)
     Mormons (Grade 5)
     Honest Abe (Grade 3)
     Dr. Carlos Montezuma, Native American Doctor (Grade 9)

Biographies
(Grades 3-5)
     Julie Krone - Female Jockey
     Richard Peck: First Chapter Is Last
     School Matters
     The Duryea Brothers
(Grades 6-8)
     Carl Sandburg: Champion of the Working Class
     Catharine Beecher
     Dick Van Dyke
     Dorothy Hamill
     Honest Abe
     Jack Kilby: Bringing in the Future
     Langston Hughes
     Linda Sue Park: Family History Uncovered
     Marlon Brando
     Martin Luther King Jr.
     Muddy Waters
     Ronald Reagan
     Steve Fossett: American Adventurer
     The Life of Michelle Obama
     Traveling Poet
(Grades 9-12)
     Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
     Dr. Mae Jemison: A True Explorer
     George W. G. Ferris
     The Journey of a Stateswoman

Daily Themes
(Grades 3-5)
     A Blur on the Ice
     A Hot Time in the Old Town
     Her Special Touch
     Honest Abe
     Is It Real?
     John Deere
     Kentucky
     More Than a Wrinkle
     Mr. McDonald's
     Mrs. President?
     Skyscraping Tower
     The Brickyard
     The Chocolate Museum
     The Wizard's Wizard
(Grades 6-8)
     First Lady and Public Servant
     The Big Wheel
     The Life of Barack Obama

Miscellaneous
(Grades 3-5)
     A Report on the Miami Indians
     Dred Scott
     Is Ohio the 50th state?
     Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable - Father of Chicago
     Julie Krone: Female Jockey
     Mormons
     Strikes Hit the Nation
     Touring the United States Regions
     Why President Lincoln Grew a Beard
(Grades 6-8)
     "Dutch" Reagan
     Abraham Lincoln
     Al "Scarface" Capone
     An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
     At McDonald's
     Barack Obama
     Danny, Betsy, and Turkeys 4 America
     Dred Scott v. Sanford
     Earth Movements and Time Zones
     Ebony Magazine
     Economy of the Midwest Region
     Effigy Mounds National Monument
     Exploring North America - Its Water
     Exploring the Grand Canyon
     Fly to My House?
     From Dakota Territory to Becoming South Dakota
     Geography of the Midwest Region
     Gwendolyn Brooks
     Hey, Kool-Aid
     Hillary Rodham Clinton - Path to the White House
     Home Sweet Gingerbread Home
     How Does a Tornado Work?
     John Deere
     Karen Cushman
     Leaders in the Legislative Branch
     Letter of Request - Information about a Place
     Lincoln Home National Historic Site
     Lincoln's Assassination
     Louis Riel: Hero or Madman? Part 1
     NAACP
     Ronald Reagan
     Softball Finds a Place of Its Own
     Sports Heroes Who Were Immigrants
     The Equal Rights Amendment
     The Grand Old Party
     The Great Lakes
     The Harlem Globetrotters
     The Last Monday in May
     The Legend of Casey Jones
     The Midwest
     The Mississippi River
     The Northwest Ordinance
     The Northwest Ordinance
     The Road to Statehood
     The Thirteenth Amendment
     The Tri-State Tornado of 1925
     The Ute People
     Ulysses S. Grant
     What Can You Do About Global Warming?
     William Henry Harrison
(Grades 9-12)
     Amelia Mary Earhart
     Dr. Carlos Montezuma, Native American Doctor
     Dred Scott Decision
     Irene Hunt
     Lorraine Hansberry
     Special Olympics
     The Inventors of Penicillin
     The Marva Collins Story: "A Brilliant Child Inside Every Student"
     The Ute Wars
     Tippecanoe, Tecumseh, and The Prophet The Struggle for the Northwest


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