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Very Quick Readers
     A Growing Pink Balloon! (Very Quick Reader; Grade 1-3 Readability)


Short Readers
     The Montgolfier Brothers and the Hot Air Balloon (Short Reader; Grade 3-5 Readability)


Reading Comprehensions
     Hot Air Balloons (Grades 3-4)
     The Mystery of the Big Balloon (Grades 3-5)
     How Do Hot Air Balloons Work? (Grades 4-6)
     Balloons As Weapons? (Grades 6-8)
     Kites and Balloons Go to War (Grades 6-8)


Finish the Story
     At the Balloon Rally (Grade 2-4)
     Love Is in a Balloon? (Grade 6-8)


Read and Color Books
            Purple Everywhere
            Up, Up, and Away! (April 12)
            Fussy Duck's Birthday Surprise (February 10)


Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
    
Biographies
(Grades 6-8)
     Broken Bone Champion - Evel Knievel
     Ed Yost, Father of Modern Hot Air Ballooning
     Steve Fossett: American Adventurer

Daily Themes
(Grades 1-2)
     A Winter Surprise
     An Underground Festival
     Chocolate People
     Drinking a Rainbow
     Penny's Parade
     Thank a GI
     World Space Week
(Grades 3-5)
     A "Giant" Emperor
     A Trip to the Dairy Farm
     February 30?
     Magic in the Air
     Mindy’s Surprise Party
     The Brickyard
     The Wildest Guess
     Up, Up, And Away
(Grades 6-8)
     Mental Magic
     Mexican Independence Day
     The Biggest Water Fight Ever

Miscellaneous
(no assigned grade level)
     A Big Party for the Party
     It’s Convention Time!
(Grades 1-2)
     Rotten Rose
     Tres Niños
(Grades 3-5)
     Apology Poetry
     Atoms
     Boy, Oh Buoyancy!
     Buying Baby Toys
     Gasses
     I Don't Want to Go
     Job Lost and Found
     Kwanzaa Symbols (nonfiction)
     Lisa Plans a Party
     Narrative - Life in London
     Patty the Pizza Princess
     Spring Peepers
     States of Matter
     The Best Valentine’s Day Ever
     The Big Top
     The Fourth of July
     The Mock Election: Understanding the Electoral College
     Three States
     Travel in Space
     Travel in the Sky
     What Happens to the Food You Eat?
     What Is Air?
(Grades 6-8)
     A Splendid Little War, Part 2 - The Course of the War
     A Star is Born
     Air Pressure and Wind
     Anacaona's Quinceañera
     Celebrating Independence
     Changing States of Matter
     Comic Books Come of Age
     Electing Our President
     Evolution of the Airplane
     Florist
     Flying Cigars?
     Good Grief! — Those Zany Oxymorons
     How Do Frogs Croak?
     How Do Spiders Spin Their Webs?
     Kathleen Karr
     Kawasaki Disease
     Matter - Introduction
     Matt, the Entrepreneur
     Neighborhood Olympics
     Newton's Three Laws of Motion
     Outlines for Better Reports
     Picture Poetry
     Plant Cells: Cells With Walls
     Predicting the Weather
     Pufferfish
     Roswell
     Static Electricity
     Thanksgiving Day Parade
     The Aggravation of Acne
     The Meteorologist's Tool Box
     The Periodic Table
     The Space Needle: A Washington Landmark
     The Urinary Bladder and Urethra
     The Valentine Scavenger Hunt
     What Is a Foreclosure?
     What Is Meteorology?
     What Is Paper Maché?
     What Is Urine?
(Grades 9-12)
     Experimenting with Electricity
     Satellites

Stories
(Grades 1-2)
     The Ghost in Grandfather's Barn
(Grades 6-8)
     Principal Rhodes' Wild Ride

Animals
(Grades 6-8)
     Great Frigate Birds
     Horned Lizards

Geography
(Grades 6-8)
     Mexican Independence Day


Finish the Story
     Halloween Party (Grade 2-3)
     Up, Up, and Away (Grade 3-5)
     A Teddy Bear Picnic (Grade 4-5)
     A New Holiday to Celebrate (Grade 4-6)


What Would You Do?
     Pop Goes the Easel (Grade 3-5)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     Time for the Show... (Grade 3)
     Going to the Circus (Grade 4)


Reluctant Reader Books
     Clowning Around (Grade 2-3)
     Porter's Letters to Griffin (Grade 3)
     Letters from Griffin (Grade 3-4)
     Spiders (Grade 3-4)
     The Big Prize (Grade 3-6)
     Aliens: Fact or Fiction? (Grade 4-5)
     Back to School All Around the World (Grade 4-5)
     Gooaalllll! (Grade 4-6)
     MS is for Mississippi (Grade 4-6)
     NM is for New Mexico (Grade 4-6)
     T Is for Thanksgiving (Grade 4-6)
     The Greatest Spectacle in Racing (Grade 4-6)
     Amazing Spiders (Grade 5-6)


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