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Reading Comprehensions
     Olympic Food: Feeding the Athletes (Grades 3-5)
     Psychology and the Olympic Athletes (Grades 4-6)
     Eating as an Athlete (Grades 4-6)


Reluctant Reader Books
     Beyond Cats and Dogs: Athletes and Their Animals (Grade 2-3)
     Star Athletes and Their Pets (Grade 3-4)
     Wild and Wacky Athlete Injuries (Grade 3-4)


Finish the Story
     An Athlete's Life (Grade 7-9)


Read and Color Books
            What is Friendship? (PDF file)
            Going for the Gold (PDF file)
            Who Will Win Today? (PDF file)


Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
    
Biographies
(Grades 3-5)
     One's True Form
     Sergey Bubka
     Valery Brumel
     Vladimir Salnikov
(Grades 6-8)
     Abebe Bikila
     Alan Turing
     Babe Didrikson Zaharias
     Bob "The Cooz" Cousy
     Broken Bone Champion - Evel Knievel
     Curses! Foiled again!
     Evelyn Ashford
     Gary Player
     Jesse Owens
     Johnny Weissmuller
     Mia Hamm
     New Jersey's All-American - Paul Robeson
     Steffi Graf
     The Life of Peggy Fleming
     Tom Brady
     Tracy Austin
(Grades 9-12)
     Dara Torres, Olympic Swimmer
     Michelle Kwan
     Tiger Woods

Daily Themes
(Grades 3-5)
     A Blur on the Ice
     A Sports Great
     Don't Do It
     Girl Power!
     Goooaaal!
     Her Special Touch
     Ramon = Nomar
     Sweetness
     Swimming Star
(Grades 6-8)
     Athletic Thoughts
     Children's Day in Japan and South Korea
     Lesson Learned
     Margaux Isaksen, Pentathlete
     The Tale of Patricius: Kidnapped! Part 1
     World Eskimo-Indian Olympics

Miscellaneous
(no assigned grade level)
     Inventions to Overcome Disabilities
(Grades 3-5)
     A Wild Ride: Equestrian Vaulting
     Be an Informed Consumer
     Biathlon
     Bicycles
     Clara Hughes
     Freestyle Skiing
     From Mildred to Babe
     Fun and Games in Ancient Egypt
     Grab, Run, Slide, the Skeleton Is Quite a Ride!
     I Want to be in the Olympics - Part 1
     I Want to be in the Olympics - Part 2
     Ice Hockey
     Kim Is Kinesthetic, Part 1
     Luge
     Nordic Combined
     Olympic Alpine Skiing
     Put Your Best Foot Forward
     Ready, Set, Skate! Olympic Speed Skating
     Running with Fire
     Run, Jump, and Throw
     Ski Jumping
     Snowboarding
     Sports-Related Careers
     Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders
     The Biathlon
     The Bobsled Race
     Throwing a Pot!
     What Do Germs Do?
     What Is an Olympic Village?
     ~NAME0~ and the New Gym Teacher
(Grades 6-8)
     2000 Summer Olympics
     2002 Winter Olympics
     ADHD
     Air Jordan
     Alberto Tomba - Italian Ski Champion
     All About the Biathlon
     All About the Luge
     Anabolic Steroids
     Athletic Trainer
     Beijing's Preparation for the 2008 Olympics
     Being Physically Fit
     Benjamin Bloom
     Bess Truman
     Cellulitis
     Charles Drew
     Close Only Counts in Horseshoes
     Don't Drink and Drive
     Dwight Eisenhower
     Elephant Polo
     Extreme Ironing and Other Household Sports
     Fame Can Be Found in Many Ways
     Famous Names in Sports
     Finland's Winter Olympic History
     Florence Griffith Joyner: World's Fastest Woman
     Fungi - Friends or Foes?
     Futsal
     Gotcha!
     Gymnastic Dreams
     Gymnastics Now and Then
     Hayley Wickenheiser: Commander of the Ice
     How an Olympic City is Chosen
     Human Shoulders, Arms, and Hands
     Infectious Diseases
     Keep Bad Bugs Away
     Kingdom Fungi
     Lester Pearson
     Making a Sport of Running and Throwing
     Mystery of the Diary Entry
     Norwegian Winter Olympic History
     Not One, Not Two, But the Triathlon
     Nutrition Bars
     Ole Einar Bjorndalen
     Olympic Cycling
     Olympic Express
     Olympic Swimmers
     Olympic Swimming
     Olympic Swimming: Katie Hoff and Michael Phelps
     On Guard! The Sport of Fencing
     Oops! What I Meant to Say Was... The Warped Wisdom of Malapropisms
     Picabo Street, the Downhill Dynamo
     Ready, Set - The Space Race Begins
     Robert Newton Peck
     Rowing
     Safe Exercise
     Shaun White
     Sherman Alexie, Jr.
     Sinead and John Kerr: Ice Dancers with Big Dreams
     Snowboarding
     Stay Away from Steroids
     Strong Muscles
     Sumo Wrestling
     Surfing
     Synchronized Swimming
     Tanith Belbin's Story: May I Have this Ice Dance?
     The 2010 Winter Olympics
     The Ancient Olympics
     The Fast and Fearless Life of a Jockey
     The Harlem Globetrotters
     The Munich Massacre
     The Negro Leagues
     The Ride of a Lifetime: Equestrian Vaulting
     The Tango Hits New York
     The Wild World of Water Polo
     Throwing Sports - Javelin, Discus, Hammer, and Shot Put
     Track and Field Beijing Olympics 2008
     Training for the Ancient Olympics
     Women in Sports
     Women's Work
     Writing a Testimonial Biography
     Your Individual Program for Fitness
     Zorbing
(Grades 9-12)
     A Time to Shine - The 1936 Olympics
     As You Watch the Olympics......
     Champion Bobsledder Vonetta Flowers
     Germany's Winter Olympic History
     Mary Lou Retton
     Pierre de Coubertin Biography
     Russian Winter Olympic History
     Shani Davis, Around the World on Two Blades
     Special Olympics
     The Archaic Period
     The Winter Olympics in Italy

Stories
(Grades 9-12)
     Fitting In
     Hot Stuff

Animals
(Grades 6-8)
     Polar Bears - Introduction
     Puffins
     Tapirs

Geography
(no assigned grade level)
     Australia - Culture
     Australia
(Grades 3-5)
     Mount Washington: A Bad Weather Place
     Tournament of Roses Parade
(Grades 6-8)
     Ancient Greece - Olympic Games
     Angola - Culture
     Jackie Robinson


Finish the Story
     Drawn to Olympic Heroes (Grade 3-4)
     The Big Wheel Is in a Wheelchair (Grade 3-6)
     Just One Puff (Grade 3-6)
     A Place in Women's History (Grade 4-6)
     Europe or Summer School? (Grade 5-7)


What Would You Do?
     Confidential Information (Grade 6-8)
     Olympic Dream or Reality (Grade 6-9)
     Boycott the Olympics? (Grade 6-9)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     What Is a Hero? (Grade 4)


Reluctant Reader Books
     All in the Family: The Manning Brothers (Grade 3-4)
     Oops! More Wild and Wacky Sports Injuries (Grade 3-4)
     The French Quarter's Quarterback: Drew Brees (Grade 3-4)
     Cycling's Superstar: Lance Armstrong (Grade 4-5)
     Play Hard, Stay Safe (Grade 4-5)
     Shaquille O'Neal (Grade 4-5)
     Shaun White: Action Sport Superstar (Grade 4-5)
     Weird and Wild Sports from Around the World (Grade 4-5)
     OK is for Oklahoma (Grade 4-6)
     The Iditarod: The Last Great Race on Earth (Grade 4-6)
     WY is for Wyoming (Grade 4-6)
     Derek Jeter (Grade 5-6)
     Who "Dat?" That's Drew Brees! (Grade 5-6)


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