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Texas Theme Unit

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

Short Reading Comprehensions
Very Quick Readers
     The Lone Star Flag (Very Quick Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)

Short Readers
     Big Bend National Park (Short Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     Guadalupe Mountains National Park (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)

Reading Comprehensions
     A Texas Camping Trip (Grades 3-5)
     The Battle of San Jacinto (Grades 3-5)
     Six Flags Over Texas (Grades 4-7)

Texas Maze
Build Texas maze - Make multiple mazes at once

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

            TX is for Texas (Grades 4-6)

State of Texas Theme - Story Starters
     Texas Story Starter Printables

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

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

     Top reading comprehensions with most references to Texas
     Six Flags Over Texas (Grade 7)
     Six Flags Over Texas (Grade 7)
     A Revolver and a Showman (Grade 7)
     Texas Rangers (Grade 4)
     The "Lone Star" Is Not Lonely (Grade 3)
     Frank Hamer (Grade 7)
     Bayous, Deltas, and Plains (Grade 6)
     Keepers of the Peace (Grade 5)
     LBJ and the Great Society (Grade 9)
     Jack Kilby: Bringing in the Future (Grade 8)
     Cattle Drives (Grade 7)
     A Girl Named Claudia (Grade 5)
     A Girl Named Claudia (Grade 5)
     O. Henry (William Sydney Porter) (Grades 9-12)

(Grades 3-5)
     "Louis, the Yard Teacher"
(Grades 6-8)
     Babe Didrikson Zaharias
     Bass Reeves: First Black U.S. Deputy
     Big, Bad George - George Foreman
     Blowin' Down That Old Dusty Road
     Davy Crockett
     Dr. Phil McGraw
     Jack Kilby: Bringing in the Future
     John Biggers
     John Glenn
     Muddy Waters
     Nolan Ryan
     The Singing Cowboy
(Grades 9-12)
     Condoleezza Rice
     Dr. Mae Jemison: A True Explorer
     Five Star Man - Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz
     James A. Michener, the Born Storyteller
     Lance Armstrong - Seven-Time Champion
     Torn by War

Daily Themes
(Grades 1-2)
     The Watermelon Thump
(Grades 3-5)
     "Texas Rose"
     Laura Lane Welch Bush
     More Than Snow
     Mr. "Spruce Goose"
     Out In Front
     Out of This World Field Trip
     Reflect and Remember
     The "Lone Star" Is Not Lonely
     Tumbleweed Ranch
(Grades 6-8)
     Charles Elmer Hires - Inventor of Root Beer
     Occupation: Funmaker — Steven Spielberg
     Taos and the Sundown Dance

(no assigned grade level)
     Billy the Kid
     Egypt - Geography
     Jackie Robinson
     Old Hickory
(Grades 1-2)
     Sad Little Scarecrow
     Tres Niños
     X-ray of Rex
(Grades 3-5)
     A Farmer Without A Farm
     A Girl Named Claudia
     A Girl Named Claudia
     Ada Blackjack: Heroine of the Arctic
     Beauty in Stillness
     Big Bend National Park
     Corn Snakes
     Elections and Voting
     Estevanico the Explorer
     From Mildred to Babe
     Geographical Landforms
     Guadalupe Mountains National Park
     Keepers of the Peace
     Meghan’s speech about voting
     Saida Goes to School in Afghanistan
     Teesha Drinks Clean Water
     Texas Rangers
     The Cattle Industry Grows
     The Compromise of 1850
     The Lone Star Flag
     Touring the United States Regions
     Writing Friendly Letters
(Grades 6-8)
     A Revolver and a Showman
     A Woman Joins the Supreme Court
     Alaska for Sale
     Alex Flinn
     An Afghan Girl Goes to School
     An Afghan Girl Goes to School
     An African Girl Drinks Clean, Fresh Water
     Animals in the White House - First Dogs
     Animals in the White House — First Dogs
     Antonio Santa Anna
     Aquatic Plants
     Around the World Without Stopping
     Barbara Bush
     Bayous, Deltas, and Plains
     Belle Starr
     Bernardo de Galvez - Friend of American Freedom
     Bessie Coleman: "World's Greatest Woman Flyer"
     Bill Pickett, "The Bull-Dogger"
     Black Blizzards and the Dust Bowl
     Bonnie and Clyde
     Boot Hill
     Cattle Drives
     Chief Quanah Parker: Last Chief of the Comanches
     Children's Day
     Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson
     Davy Crockett - Born in the Frontier
     Drafting the Confederate Constitution
     Dwight Eisenhower
     Frank Hamer
     From Colony to Independence
     George H. W. Bush
     George W. Bush
     How Is Paper Money Made?
     Hurricanes of History
     Jack Hays, Texas Ranger
     Jacqueline Kennedy
     Jean Studies U.S. Geography
     John Coy
     John F. Kennedy
     Kathleen Karr
     Laura Bush
     Life with a Wallaby
     Lyndon Johnson
     Mamie Eisenhower
     Manifest Destiny
     Mexican Immigration
     Mexican-American War
     Monroe Doctrine
     Mulindwa Experiences the Crisis in Zambia
     Native Americans: The Plains Area
     New York State
     Nullification and Secession
     Presidential Travel
     Resources from the Land
     Sammy Sosa
     Secession of the Southern States
     Six Flags Over Texas
     Six Flags Over Texas
     Space Shuttle Columbia
     Stardust Mission
     Suffering in Somalia: Jawahir's Story
     The Alamo
     The Battle to Create a State: Arizona
     The Dust Bowl
     The Dust Bowl
     The History of the Bear Flag of California
     The Loss of the Honeybees
     The Louisiana Purchase
     The Oath of Office
     The President Is Shot
     The Rodeo
     The South
     The United States Enters World War I
     The Wonderful World of Taxes
     Track and Field Beijing Olympics 2008
     Twist and Shout: A Tornado is Coming!
     Ulysses S. Grant
     United States Border Patrol
     Voices of the West - African American Pioneers
     Voices of the West - Bill Pickett
     Voices of the West - Nat Love
     Volcanic Hot Spots
     Wernher Von Braun
     West to Freedom - African American Pioneers
     West to Freedom - Nat Love and Bill Pickett
     What Goes Into Real Mexican Food?
     What Happens on Inauguration Day?
     Where Have the Honeybees Gone?
     Whosa NASA?
     Wild, Wild Dress - Men
     Wind Energy
(Grades 9-12)
     "Seizing" Up the Quake: The Measurement
     Compromises of 1820 and 1850
     Gadgets, Gizmos, and the Great Unknown
     Hurricane Katrina, August 2005
     International Year of Sanitation: Saliha's Story
     John F. Kennedy
     LBJ and the Great Society
     Mary Lou Retton
     O. Henry (William Sydney Porter)
     Rails across America - The Beginning
     Selma to Montgomery
     Seward's Folly
     The Confederate Government
     The Last Man - Waiting Out the Dust Bowl
     The Navajo Wars
     The Rogue and Red River Wars

(no assigned grade level)
     Summer Dreams

(Grades 6-8)
     Ancient Mega Marsupials
     Prairie Dogs
(Grades 9-12)
     American Bison

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