Activities, Worksheets, Printables, and Lesson Plans


Read and Color
            Our New Brown Dog

Short Readers
     The Brown Pelican (Short Reader; Grade 5-6 Readability)
     The Brown Pelican (Short Reader; Grade 5-6 Readability)

Reading Comprehensions
     The Little Brown Cookie Man (Grade 1)
     Keith Interviews Miguel, the Brown Spider Monkey (Grades 1-3)
     Brown Bears (Grades 1-3)
     Jeff Brown (Grades 2-4)
     Brown Bagging it (Grades 4-5)
     Good Ol' Charlie Brown (Grades 4-6)
     Brown Bears (Grades 4-7)
     Charlotte Hawkins Brown (Grades 5-7)
     Whatever Happened to Pluto? Dr. Mike E. Brown, The Planet Hunter (Grades 6-8)
     Misguided Fanatic or Hero? John Brown (Grades 7-9)

Literature Book Units
     Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon (Grades 2-4)
     Amber Brown Is Feeling Blue (Grades 3-5)
     Amber Brown Wants Extra Credit (Grades 3-5)
     Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Secret Pitch (Grades 3-5)
     Encyclopedia Brown Finds the Clues (Grades 3-5)
     Encyclopedia Brown Gets His Man (Grades 3-5)
     Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective (Grades 3-5)
     Amber Brown Sees Red (Grades 2-4)
     I, Amber Brown (Grades 2-4)
     Amber Brown Goes Fourth (Grades 3-4)

Read and Color Books
            Unsinkable Molly Brown
            The Roadrunner: Designed for the Desert
            What is Spring?
            What is a Good Citizen?
            Julio and Nasim Learn About Friendship (PDF file)
            Puppy Wants to Play - Read and Color
            The Quail Has Quite a Family
            Buzzy Bee and the Sweet Honey Tree
            How Much is Zero?
            Babies with a 'B'
            Farm Fresh Food
            Mike's Wish
            Robin and Rodney Red Breast
            A Funny Kind of Bean (April 22)
            A Day in Candyland (June 1)
            A Flock Drops By (February 15)
            A Flock Drops By (February 15)
            A Well-Dressed Guest (January 15)
            A New Treat (December 28)
            A Rainforest Mystery (October 18)
            Sweet Dreams, Michael
            Sam and Susie
            Balto the Bald Eagle
            Bears, Bubbles, and Boats
            Nigel and the Nest
            Introduction to October
            Opening Day of the Winter Olympic Games for Animals (PDF file)
            Evan the Emu
            Harry the Harlequin
            Lee and Lena

Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
(no assigned grade level)
     Lindsey's Cooking Lesson
     Skin and its Care
(Grades 1-2)
     Garter Snakes
     Harry the Silky Chicken
     Ladybug Life Cycle
     Ride for the Gold
     Spring Surprise
     The Calli Cat
     The Stick Bug
     Uncle Fred's Cigar
     Zoe's Colors
(Grades 3-5)
     A Bit of Doggerel
     A Flower Mystery: Is It a Bulb or a Corm?
     A Hairy Invader
     A Hound From The Pound
     A Model of Earth
     A Present that Made Sense
     A Teddy Bear's Wish
     Animals on the Arctic Tundra
     Being a Cat
     Being Safe in a Thunderstorm
     Blue-Footed Boobies
     Bumblebee Bat
     Buying a Jacket
     Campout Cooking
     Cones Are Like Flowers
     Cookie-Cutter Sharks
     Corn Snakes
     Dall Sheep
     Does Kentucky Really Have Blue Grass?
     Don't Bathe in the Holy River, Bapu!
     Fishing Spiders
     Gary for President
     Gary the Goat?
     Gertrude the Goose Gets a Surprise
     Going Batty
     Going Batty
     Greenland Sharks
     Hayly the Arctic Hare
     Hippity, Hoppity, Hide and Go Seek
     Homemade Cold Treat
     How Do Toasters Work?
     In Winter
     Internet Travel
     Jake and Jackie Plant a Tree
     Joshua Tree National Park
     Junior Rangers to the Rescue, Part 2
     Keith Interviews His Dog's Cousin
     Looking at Earth from Space
     Lumpy Rug Day
     Making a Schedule
     Malcolm Finds a Home in Brazil
     Matter Is...
     My New Sister
     Not Again!
     One Big Bird
     Painting a Rainbow
     Paula Danziger
     Pine Cone Walk
     Planet Earth, the Big Blue Marble
     Rachel Interviews Gene the Grasshopper
     S-l-o-w Sloths
     Scrambled Eggs
     Spring Peepers
     Stag Beetles
     Summer Movie Spectacular, Part 1
     Teesha Drinks Clean Water
     That Pretty White Dog
     The Best Catch
     The Boasting Traveler
     The Cycle of the Seasons
     The Fruit with a Jacket
     The Goose Brigade
     The Great American Smokeout
     The Great Chocolate Cake Compromise
     The Mammal Behind the Mask
     The Milkmaid and Her Pail
     The Miser and His Gold
     The Mood Meter
     The Mood Meter
     The Mystery of the Missing Jewel
     The Tooth Jar
     Todd the Arctic Fox
     Up or Down
     Wally the Walrus
     Water Moves in a Circular Motion
     What Is His Name?
     What's in The White House?
     Where Does Sand Come From?
     Wild Turkeys
(Grades 6-8)
     A Homeless Man Struggles in Brazil
     Algae, Our Oxygen Suppliers
     An African Girl Drinks Clean, Fresh Water
     Banana Spiders
     Beware of the Coastal Invaders!
     Brain Foods
     Cecropia Moths
     Confederate Flag Controversy
     Easter Symbols
     Fungi - Friends or Foes?
     Giant Anteaters
     Hoary Marmots
     How Does Animal Camouflage Work?
     How Does Paint Work?
     How Does Poison Ivy Work?
     How is Cereal Made?
     Howler Monkeys
     Howler Monkeys
     Kangaroo Rats
     Katmai National Park and Preserve
     Life with a Skunk
     Life with a Wallaby
     Llama Love
     Luna Moths
     Making Healthy Food Choices
     Meet My Pet Tarantula
     Mucus, Boogers, and Snot - How GROSS!
     Mystery of the Missing Gold, Part Two
     Nutrition of the Elderly
     Praying Mantis
     Song of the Cicada
     Spider Monkeys
     The Case of the Disappearing Bats
     The Chartist Movement
     The Laughing Kookaburra
     The Magic Present
     The Mystery of the Fifth Window, Part One
     The Mystery of the Fifth Window, Part Three
     The Mystery of the Man in the Dark
     The Mystery of the Multiplying Chocolates
     The Mystery of the Multiplying Chocolates
     The Mystery of the Strand of Pearls, Part 1
     The Scoop on Poop
     There Is No Such Thing as a Stupid Question
     Those Crusty Scabs are Gross
     Thurgood Marshall
     What Is Paper Maché?
     What Makes Popcorn Pop?
     What Substances Are In Tobacco Smoke?
     What to Do When Friends Disagree
     Where Have the Bats Gone?
     Words from the Past, Part 2
     Writing a Complete Sentence
(Grades 9-12)
     Eoin Colfer
     Ernest J. Gaines
     Harper Lee
     How Does a Microwave Oven Work?
     Ishmael Beah
     John Boyne
     The American Appaloosa: State Horse of Idaho
     The Differences between Italian, Spenserian, and English Sonnets
     The Rose Bowl Game: "The Granddaddy of Them All"

(Grades 3-5)
     Amish Barn-raising
     Double the Fun

(no assigned grade level)
     Modern Egypt - Traditions and Daily Life
     The Moose of Maine
(Grades 3-5)
     The Charter Oak
     The Columbus Day Weekend Trip
     Uruguay - Geography
(Grades 6-8)
     Canada - Geography
     Norway - Daily life
     Supreme Court Justice – Thurgood Marshall

Finish the Story
     A Special Teddy (Grade 1-3)
     The Great Pumpkin Caper (Grade 2-3)
     Pine Cone Mystery (Grade 2-3)
     A Better Grandpa (Grade 2-3)
     Buying a Farm (Grade 2-3)
     Trouble among Hats (Grade 2-3)
     Running Deer Sees a White Man (Grade 2-3)
     Finding Pete (Grade 2-4)
     Too Hungry to Help? (Grade 2-4)
     One Hundred Items in a Pocket (Grade 2-4)
     Turkey-Lurkey (Grade 3-4)
     Ramsey's Surprise (Grade 3-4)
     A Cry in the Dark (Grade 3-4)
     The Corn Maze (Grade 3-4)
     Prisca and Jimitty (Grade 3-4)
     The Mouse and the Ant (Grade 3-4)
     Living in the Wild, Wild West (Grade 3-5)
     Trouble on Valentine's Day (Grade 3-5)
     One Good Turn Deserves Another (Grade 3-5)
     Eye See You! (Grade 3-5)
     Teacher for a Day (Grade 3-5)
     A Big Foot (Grade 3-5)
     So Many Kinds of Scientists! (Grade 3-5)
     Got (Chocolate) Milk? (Grade 3-5)
     East or West? Which Home is Best? (Grade 3-6)
     Juan the Artist (Grade 3-6)
     How Pandas Got Their Colors (Grade 3-6)
     Stella Gets an Odd Makeover (Grade 3-6)
     A Bucket Full of Trouble (Grade 3-6)
     The Secret of Gingerbread (Grade 4-5)
     Computer Friends (Grade 4-5)
     The Salmon Run (Grade 4-5)
     Aunt Lou Meets Lily (Grade 4-5)
     Pop Block (Grade 4-6)
     Dad, There's a Bird in the House! (Grade 4-6)
     The Secret Artist (Grade 4-6)
     Colonial Times: Violet Considers Freedom (Grade 5-6)
     A Walk in the Woods (Grade 6-8)
     You Be the Detective! (Grade 6-8)

What Would You Do?
     Sneak a Peek (Grade 3-5)
     Pressured into Running for Election (Grade 3-6)
     Is this Gift Good Enough? (Grade 4-6)
     Women's Right To Vote-What If It Hadn't Happened? (Grade 4-7)

Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     Off to the Pet Shop (Grade 1)
     Let's Make a Fruit Salad (Grades 1-2)
     Let's Make Dinner (Grades 1-2)
     Birds of a Feather (Grades 1-3)
     Painting the House (Grades 1-3)
     Job Challenges (Grades 2-3)
     Puppies for Adoptions (Grades 2-3)
     The Big, Wide-Mouthed Toad-Frog (Grades 2-3)
     How Mr. Snail Lost His Eyes (Grades 2-4)
     Leo the Lion and Tiny Mouse (Grades 2-4)
     Community Helpers (Grades 3-4)
     The Hedgehog's Race: A Story from Scotland (Grades 3-4)
     Why the Carabao Moves So Slowly: A Filipino Tale (Grades 3-4)
     Life in the Amazing and Unique Everglades (Grades 3-5)
     The Origin of Disease and Medicine: A Cherokee Myth (Grades 3-5)
     The Hearty Animals of the Polar Region (Grades 3-6)
     Victor and Violet (Grade 4)
     Grady Grasshopper and Archie Ant (Grades 4-6)
     Accepting Responsibility (Grades 6-7)

Reluctant Reader Books
     Dear Diary, What a Year! (Grade 2-3)
     Goodies for Good Friends (Grade 2-3)
     Splash of Color (Grade 2-3)
     Spring Has Sprung (Grade 2-3)
     Ladybugs! (Grade 2-4)
     Meet Martin Luther King, Jr. (Grade 3-4)
     Mind Your Animal Manners (Grade 3-4)
     What Do Animals Do During the Winter? (Grade 3-4)
     HI is for Hawaii (Grade 3-5)
     Joey Roo and Something New (Grade 3-6)
     RI is for Rhode Island (Grade 3-6)
     Weird Earth Sayings (Grade 3-6)
     A Trip to the International Space Station (Grade 4-5)
     Funny Frog Facts (Grade 4-5)
     Snakes (Grade 4-5)
     Wild and Wacky Color Facts (Grade 4-5)
     AK is for Alaska (Grade 4-6)
     AZ is for Arizona (Grade 4-6)
     GA is for Georgia (Grade 4-6)
     KS is for Kansas (Grade 4-6)
     LA is for Louisiana (Grade 4-6)
     Marculus Gets a Job (Grade 4-6)
     Savannah Banana Loves Yellow (Grade 4-6)
     SC is for South Carolina (Grade 4-6)
     The Magic Shower Stall, Book One (Grade 4-6)
     The Magic Shower Stall, Book Three (Grade 4-6)
     WV is for West Virginia (Grade 4-6)
     WY is for Wyoming (Grade 4-6)
     A Mythic Order Adventure (Grade 5)
     Zephyr's Choice, Book 1 (Grade 5)
     Amazing Spiders (Grade 5-6)
     Thank You, Dr. Martin Luther King! (Grade 5-6)
     Venomous Snakes (Grade 5-6)
     Watch Out! I'm Dangerous! (Grade 5-6)
     Animals on the Arctic Tundra (Grade 5-8)
     Endangered Animals (Grade 5-8)
     Nessie and Friends: Famous Lake Monsters (Grade 5-8)
     The National Toy Hall of Fame (Grade 6-8)


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