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Short Readers
     Balance - It's a Balancing Act! (Short Reader; Grade 4-6 Readability)


Reading Comprehensions
     Acting Like Angels
     Disappearing Act - The Anasazi, Part 1 (Grades 3-5)
     Disappearing Act - The Anasazi, Part 2 (Grades 3-5)
     Disappearing Act - The Anasazi, Part 4 (Grades 3-5)
     Disappearing Act - The Anasazi, Part 3 (Grades 3-5)
     New Taxes - Sugar and Stamp Act (Grades 4-5)
     The Intolerable Acts (Grades 4-5)
     The Stamp Act (Grades 4-6)
     The Townshend Acts (Grades 4-6)
     The Intolerable Acts (Grades 4-6)
     Indian Removal Act (Grades 5-6)
     The Alien and Sedition Acts (Grades 5-7)
     The Townshend Acts (Grades 6-8)
     The Stamp Act (Grades 6-8)
     The Intolerable Acts (Grades 6-8)
     The Chinese Exclusion Act (Grades 6-8)
     The Endangered Species Act (Grades 6-8)
     Getting Your Act Together! (Grades 7-8)
     Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Grades 7-9)
     Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Grades 9-12)


Read and Color Books
            Coming To America
            The Golden Door: Ellis Island
            Billy the Bully
            Timmy the Turkey
            Counting Bats
            Carla Cow


Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
    
Biographies
(Grades 3-5)
     Remember Your Writing Manners
(Grades 6-8)
     A Real Superman
     America's Favorite Country Bumpkin
     Carroll O'Connor
     Desi Arnaz
     Forever Endora
     George Orwell
     Grace Kelly
     Jodie Foster
     Jon Bon Jovi - Rock Star Dad
     Judy Garland
     Katharine Hepburn
     King Chulalongkorn
     Marlon Brando
     Milkman to Super Star
     Moe Howard
     New Jersey's All-American - Paul Robeson
     Ronald Reagan
     Shirley Temple
     Slim Pickens
     The Singing Cowboy
(Grades 9-12)
     Bill Bixby
     Candace Cameron Bure
     Emma Thompson
     Ludwig II of Bavaria
     Michael J. Fox - A Lucky Man
     Nero
     Sir Alec Guinness
     You've Come a Long Way, Kemosabe

Daily Themes
(Grades 3-5)
     Full of Dreams
     Hugs!
     Julius Sterling Morton
     Kewpies
     More Than a Wrinkle
     So Raven
     The Wizard's Wizard
     Tumbleweed Ranch
     Walking Dictionaries
(Grades 6-8)
     Betsy Byars: From Reader to Writer
     Charles Lindbergh
     No Need for Greed
     The Bad Dream
     The Ten Percent Club
     Top Ten Facts about Thornton Wilder
     You've Got Potential

Miscellaneous
(no assigned grade level)
     Extra, Extra
(Grades 1-2)
     The Quite Quiet Queen of Quito
(Grades 3-5)
     A Visit to a Ghost Town
     Acceptance - It's A Two-Way Street
     Amber Pumpkins
     Animal Antifreeze
     Assassination of Lincoln: President Lincoln- Mending the Nation
     Attitude - Your Tone Says It All
     Autumn Preparation
     Behavior - It Is a Choice!
     Being Angry
     Broody and Moody
     Earth Has Its Faults
     Finding Rainbows
     Homemade Cold Treat
     How to Be a Standout Student
     Is My Cat Sick?
     Jeff Brown
     Lunar Rainbow
     Monkey See, Monkey Do
     Mountain Goats
     Naughty Nancy
     Pinkeye
     Plants: Over, Under, Inside, and Out
     Taking a Dog to the Vet
     The Flyer Colony
     The Sense of Hearing: Do You Hear What I Hear?
     Theatre for Readers
     Three Siblings and a Big Secret
     Timber Wolf
     Warnings - Do Not Ignore Them!
     Wendy's World- Visitors from Japan
     What Desegregation Meant to Margaret
     Where's Robbie?, Chapter 2
     Who Cares?, Chapter 1
     You Can Write a Model of This Poem
     ~NAME0s~ Story: An Attitude of Gratitude
(Grades 6-8)
     "Dutch" Reagan
     "I Will Fight No More Forever"- Chief Joseph
     A Dramatic Moment All to Yourself
     Air Plants
     Alberto Tomba - Italian Ski Champion
     An Unstable Fourth, Part 3
     Arthritis
     Attorney General
     Balanced and Unbalanced Forces
     Bullying
     Characteristics of a Market Economy
     Choking Out Smoking
     Chris Burke - A Success Story
     Christopher Marlowe, Man of Mystery
     Council of Economic Advisers
     Crocodilian Senses
     Dialysis
     Drafting the Confederate Constitution
     Electric Guitar
     Force and Motion
     Forces
     History of the National Park Service
     Hollywood at War
     How Do Airbags Work?
     How Do Airplanes Work?
     How Do Penguins Survive the Cold?
     How Does a Canoe Work?
     How Does a TV Remote Control Work?
     How Infrared Works
     Hybrid Cars
     Indian Territory Becomes the State of Oklahoma
     James Howe
     Kangaroo Rats
     Keeping Things in Check – Three Branches of Government
     Laura Amy Schlitz
     Law Enforcement and Fire Fighting
     Markus Zusak
     Mildred Gillars AKA Axis Sally
     Moliére
     Mood or Tone
     Mucus, Boogers, and Snot - How GROSS!
     Music Videos, Murder, and Weird Science
     My New Red Shoes
     Mystery of the Diary Entry
     Nancy Reagan
     Nature's Fireworks, the Northern Lights
     Paul Fleischman
     Renaissance Actors
     Renaissance Theatres
     Roadkill Raptors: Turkey Vultures
     Ronald Reagan
     School’s Out! What Will We Do?
     Secretary of Agriculture
     Secretary of Education
     Secretary of Energy
     Secretary of Health and Human Services
     Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
     Secretary of Labor
     Secretary of State
     Secretary of the Treasury
     Secretary of Transportation
     Secretary of Veterans Affairs
     Sherman Alexie, Jr.
     The Boston Massacre
     The Digestive System
     The First Thanksgiving, What Was It Really Like?
     The Mysterious Renoir Thief
     The Mystery of the Newspaper Bandit
     The Science of "Rocket Science"
     The Skeletal System
     The World's Most Endangered Animals
     Three Kinds of Volcanoes
     Throwing Their Hats into the Ring, Part 1 - John Mercer Langston
     Valentine's Day Around the World
     Velma Bronn Johnston - Wild Horse Annie
     Warnings - Do Not Ignore Them!
     What Is a Heart Attack?
     What Is a Resume?
     What Is Opera?
     When Is Presidents Day?
     White Blood Cells
     White House Chief of Staff
     Why Me?, Part 4
     Women in the Civil War
     Y2K
     Y2K
     Yoshiko Uchida
(Grades 9-12)
     Cleisthenes
     Facts about Force
     FDR's New Deal - Organized Labor
     Grace Abbott: Child Labor Activist
     Harper Lee
     J.D. Salinger
     Kate Thompson
     Ralph Ellison
     Samuel Beckett
     Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins: Native American Author and Educator
     Sean Stewart
     Seward's Folly
     Silent Night: The Christmas Truce of World War I
     The Brooks and Baxter War
     The Confederate Government
     Thornton Wilder
     Write a Model of This Poem

Stories
(Grades 3-5)
     Amish Barn-raising
(Grades 6-8)
     The Chauffeur's Tale
     The Great Train Robbery

Geography
(Grades 3-5)
     Vietnam - Geography
(Grades 6-8)
     Argentina - Culture
     Argentina - History
     Ecuador - Culture
     Paraguay - Culture: Camilo Soares Machado
     The Queen of Talk Shows
     The Rodeo
     Vatican - History


Finish the Story
     Follow That Squirrel (Grade 2-3)
     Trouble among Hats (Grade 2-3)
     Trouble in the Lab (Grade 2-4)
     Reaching Out (Grade 3)
     Two Feathers' Scare (Grade 3-4)
     The New Class Clown (The Monkey and the Camel) (Grade 3-5)
     Here, Kitty, Kitty (Grade 3-5)
     The White Fence (Grade 3-6)
     The Bus Stop Dilemma (Grade 3-6)
     New School (Grade 4)
     A Penchant for Trouble (Grade 4-5)
     Helping the Animals (Grade 4-6)
     A Smokeless World (Grade 4-6)
     I Have a Dream (Grade 4-6)
     Planning a Convention (Grade 5-7)


What Would You Do?
     Snooping Sister (Grade 3-4)
     Pop Goes the Easel (Grade 3-5)
     Surprise, I Already Knew (Grade 3-6)
     Jade Has A Dream (Grade 3-6)
     Up in Smoke! (Grade 3-6)
     Your Friend's Dad is Really Sick (Grade 3-6)
     Thank You, I Really (Don't) Love It! (Grade 3-6)
     The Food Fight (Grade 3-6)
     Too Much Shampoo! (Grade 4-6)
     Do You Smell Smoke? (Grade 5-7)
     Have a Puff (Grade 5-8)
     Witness to Bullying (Grade 6-8)
     Emergency (Grade 6-8)
     No Time for Homework (Grade 6-8)
     Responsibility (Grade 7-9)
     Would You Take this Promotion? (Grade 9-12)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     Nutty Ned (Grades 1-3)
     Chinese Zodiac or Chinese Zoo? (Grades 1-4)
     All About Calendars (Grades 2-3)
     Pretty Inside (Grades 2-3)
     The Quarrel (Grades 2-3)
     Imagine Hispanic Heritage! (Grades 2-4)
     Leo the Lion and Tiny Mouse (Grades 2-4)
     Time for the Show... (Grade 3)
     We Are Circus Performers (Grades 3-4)
     We'll Keep You Safe (Grades 3-4)
     The Importance of Being Responsible (Grades 3-5)
     Discover the Truth: The Legend of El Dorado (Grade 4)
     Sibling Cleaning Team (Grade 4)
     Camels Can't Dance (Grades 4-5)
     Classroom Conduct (Grades 4-7)
     How to Handle a Theft (Grades 4-7)
     Study Skills (Grades 4-7)
     How to Handle a Bully (Grades 4-8)
     Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Grade 5)
     Organization (Grades 6-7)
     Sister to Sister [Gangs Theme] (Grades 9-12)


Reluctant Reader Books
     The Wonder of Winter (Grade 1-2)
     A Message from Rover (Grade 2-3)
     Clowning Around (Grade 2-3)
     Oh Man, Stan! (Grade 2-3)
     The Beyoncè Contest (Grade 2-3)
     Emma's Eyes (Grade 3-4)
     Meet Miley (Grade 3-4)
     The Man Who Followed Favre: Aaron Rodgers (Grade 3-4)
     Your Cat's Baffling Behavior (Grade 3-4)
     Dylan and Cole Sprouse (Grade 3-5)
     From the Ground Up (Grade 3-5)
     Smoke Jumpers (Grade 3-5)
     The ABCs of Baroque Music (Grade 3-5)
     The Hummingbird That Lost Its Hum (Grade 3-5)
     A Shooting Star over the Shoe Store (Grade 3-6)
     Marculus Visits Earth (Grade 3-6)
     Bethany Hamilton: Shark Attack Survivor (Grade 4-5)
     From Three Brothers to a Band: The History of The Jonas Brothers (Grade 4-5)
     Unlikely Animal Friends (Grade 4-5)
     Your Dog's Baffling Behavior (Grade 4-5)
     Centaurs (Grade 4-6)
     History of Country Music (Grade 4-6)
     How to Lose Friends and Annoy People (Grade 4-6)
     OK is for Oklahoma (Grade 4-6)
     Under the Big Top: Circus Performers (Grade 4-6)
     WA is for Washington (Grade 4-6)
     WV is for West Virginia (Grade 4-6)
     Derek Jeter (Grade 5-6)
     Fun Facts about America's First President (Grade 5-6)
     Thank You, Dr. Martin Luther King! (Grade 5-6)
     Level Up: The Making of a Video Game (Grade 5-7)
     What's Behind the Mask? (Grade 5-7)
     Gypsies (Grade 5-8)
     Plants on the Arctic Tundra (Grade 5-8)
     The Bermuda Triangle (Grade 6-8)
     The History of the Circus (Grade 6-8)


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