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Short Readers
     Behavior - It Is a Choice! (Short Reader; Grade 2-4 Readability)


Reading Comprehensions
     Making Healthy Food Choices (Grades 4-6)
     The Choice
     Abby's Choice (Grades 1-3)
     Choices (Grades 2-3)
     Three Different Choices (Grades 3-4)
     A Hard Choice (Grades 3-5)
     The Choice (part 1) (Grades 9-12)
     The Choice (part 2) (Grades 9-12)
     School Choice in America (Grades 9-12)
     The Environment: Voices and Choices (Grades 9-12)
     Amrita's Choice (Grade 11)


Reluctant Reader Books
     Zephyr's Choice, Book 1 (Grade 5)
     Zephyr's Choice, Book 2: The Escape (Grade 5)
     Zephyr's Choice, Book 3: Victory (Grade 5)


Finish the Story
     Mom's Choice (Grade 4-6)


What Would You Do?
     A Sweet Choice (Grade 2-4)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     Making Good Choices (Grades 4-7)


Read and Color Books
            Sylvia Squirrel's Rainy Day
            The Book of Pets


Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
    
Biographies
(Grades 6-8)
     Nathaniel Hawthorne

Miscellaneous
(Grades 1-2)
     Russ 0212
     Why Did I Do That?
(Grades 3-5)
     A Hound From The Pound
     A New Bedroom
     Ada Blackjack: Heroine of the Arctic
     Advertising: Fact or Opinion?
     Apples, the Perfect Snack
     Baked Goods
     Being Scared
     Best Friends Come in Assorted Flavors
     Bryce Canyon National Park
     Buying Baby Toys
     Clara Hughes
     Dealing with a Heavy School Load
     Drop, Cover, and Hold On!
     Eating Healthy When Eating Out
     First Nation's Crisis
     Fourth of July Sister
     Freddy for President
     Frozen Meals
     Gail Gibbons
     Gary for President
     Helicopter Heroes: Heroes of Hurricane Katrina
     Helicopter Heroes: Heroes of Hurricane Katrina
     How to Deal with Gangs
     I Hate My Life!, Part 1
     Jake and Jackie Learn about Poisonous Plants
     Jenna Needs a Doctor
     Myths About Studying
     Olympic Food: Feeding the Athletes
     Pablo's Farming Trouble: Drug Trafficking in Colombia
     Packing a Safe Lunch
     Paper or Plastic?
     Pen Pal Poetry Party!
     Picky Paul
     Problem Solving - Figuring Things Out
     Ready, Set, Eat!
     School Lunches
     Scully the Guide Dog Helps Scott
     Sizes
     Sizes
     The Basics of Breakfast
     The Best Sport
     The Exploration of a Report
     The Rhyme Comes First - Backwards Poetry
     Tobacco in the Americas
     Toss that Pizza Dough!
     Truth - Tell the Truth
     Using a Restaurant Menu
     Weather - Choosing the Perfect Outfit!
     What Is Weather?
     Who Cares About School?
     Whose Fault?
     Write a Headline Poem
     You Can Write a Lune
     You Can Write a Rondeau
     You Can Write a Villanelle
(Grades 6-8)
     "Dutch" Reagan
     A Brief History of Pizza
     A Diabetic's Diet
     A President's Day
     A Rolling Optimist or a Seated Pessimist
     A Star Spangled Performance, Part 1
     A Story of Anti-Personnel Mines: Maria's Story
     A Taste for Gold, Part 1
     A Taste for Gold, Part 3
     Advertising - Let the Buyer Beware!
     Al Gore Wins the Nobel Peace Prize
     Alcohol Abuse: A Tale of Destruction
     Alex Flinn
     An African Girl Drinks Clean, Fresh Water
     Anglicanism
     Be a Comparison Shopper
     Butter vs. Margarine
     Calcium
     Calories
     Caroline B. Cooney
     Casey and Marie Share a Room
     Choose Your Own Ending
     Cleaning Supplies
     Colin Powell
     Conflict Between Serbia and Kosovo
     Consider the Consequences
     Council of Economic Advisers
     Debit Cards
     Decisiveness
     Digging into the Past, Part 1
     Dinner Will Be Served at Noon
     Don't Litter: Fix Your Pets!
     Draft Law and Riots
     Eating as an Athlete
     Elian Gonzalez
     Elizabeth George Speare
     Feel Full on Fewer Calories
     Feel Full on Fewer Calories
     Fire in the Kitchen!
     Food As Fuel
     Fort Sumter
     Four-Legged Help: Guide Dogs for the Blind
     Gallstones
     Gaslights
     GIOVE Satellites Pave the Way for Galileo
     Health Care Woes
     Helicopters
     Hermit Crabs
     How Do Frogs Croak?
     How Do Washers and Dryers Work?
     How Does a Vending Machine Work?
     How Is Paper Recycled?
     Indian Territory Becomes the State of Oklahoma
     Injuries and Illness
     Jean Registers to Vote
     John Coy
     Karen Cushman
     Kathleen Karr
     Laura Amy Schlitz
     Low Voter Turnout
     Milk Nutrition
     Mood or Tone
     Nicole's Story: Dealing with Scoliosis
     Nominating the Presidential Candidates
     Nutrition Bars
     Obesity in Children
     Oseola McCarty: The Wisdom of a Washerwoman
     Pablo's Problem: Drug Trafficking in Colombia
     Paul Fleischman
     Pick a Medium, Any Medium!
     Pitohuis and Ifritas
     Plot
     Poetry - Rhyme, Rhythm, and More
     President Clinton, Vice President Gore, and the Environment
     Reading a Menu
     Renaissance Guilds
     Robert E. Lee
     Scavenging Fun
     Secondhand Smoke
     Sharon Draper
     Sherman Alexie, Jr.
     Snack Attack for Older Kids
     Style
     Sugar Substitutes
     Thanksgiving Kitchen
     The Campaign for the 2008 Presidential Election
     The Celebration Continues
     The Cherry Cheesecake Mystery
     The Coliseum -- Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?
     The Diet of a Cystic Fibrosis Patient
     The Fifteenth Amendment
     The Fourteenth Amendment
     The Freshman 15
     The Mystery of the Strand of Pearls, Part 2
     The Nutrition of a "Picky-Eater" Toddler
     The Oath of Office
     The Race to Nome: The 1925 Alaska Serum Run
     The Ride of a Lifetime: Equestrian Vaulting
     The Sago Mine Disaster
     The Sago Mine Disaster
     The War of Spanish Succession
     To Top It Off -- An Amazing Array of Pizza Toppings!
     Vegetarians
     What Is a Quaker?
     What's a Preschooler to Drink?
     What's the Invention You Couldn't Live Without?
     Why Me?, Part 4
     Wikipedia
     Write a Quinzaine
     Writing Answers to Essay Questions
     Writing Short Answers
     You, the Consumer
(Grades 9-12)
     Irene Hunt
     John Boyne
     Kate Thompson
     Lune: the American Haiku
     Robert Cormier
     Robert Lipsyte
     Ron Jones
     Sharon Creech
     Sonnet Writing Made Easy (or Easier)
     The Differences between Italian, Spenserian, and English Sonnets
     Write a Portrait Poem
     Write a Rondeau
     Write a Rondeau
     Write Free Verse

Stories
(Grades 3-5)
     Dinner Out
     Got Milk Duds?
     Piano Man
     The Spelling Bee

Geography
(no assigned grade level)
     A Little Planning Makes All the Difference
     The River with Two Names
(Grades 3-5)
     Pennsylvania
(Grades 6-8)
     Pennsylvania
     Ukraine - History
     Venezuela - Culture: Teresa de la Parra
(Grades 9-12)
     Suriname - History


Finish the Story
     Back to School in a Time Machine (Grade 2-3)
     Where's Mr. Shivers? (Grade 2-4)
     Sneaky, Slithering Sam (Grade 2-4)
     Halloween Pumpkin Faces (Grade 3-4)
     President's Day (Grade 3-4)
     Prisca and Jimitty (Grade 3-4)
     Stop that Bus! (Grade 3-6)
     The Flying Penguin (Grade 3-6)
     Just One Puff (Grade 3-6)
     The Dropped Dinner (Grade 4-6)
     A Special Gift for Mom (Grade 5)
     The Kite Competition (Grade 5-6)
     Colonial Times: Violet Considers Freedom (Grade 5-6)
     It's Not My Cigarette! (Grade 6-8)
     Wheels of His Own (Grade 6-8)
     Oral History Project (Grade 6-8)


What Would You Do?
     An Extra Circus Ticket (Grade 4-5)
     The Compliment (Grade 4-6)
     The Chosen One (Grade 5-9)
     Quit Band? (Grade 6-8)
     Everyone Else Has a Computer (Grade 6-8)
     Olympic Dream or Reality (Grade 6-9)
     Recycled Fun or Not (Grade 6-9)
     Keep that SAT Score? (Grade 9-12)
     Would You Take this Promotion? (Grade 9-12)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     An Instrumental Wish (Grades 1-3)
     Chinese Zodiac or Chinese Zoo? (Grades 1-4)
     All About Calendars (Grades 2-3)
     Four Seasons Potluck (Grades 2-3)
     Please Forgive Me (Grades 3-4)
     The Gecko and the Gray Wolf (Grades 3-4)
     The Class Project (Grades 3-5)
     The Blue Rose (Grades 4-6)
     Good Communication (Grades 4-7)
     Setting and Achieving Goals (Grades 4-7)
     Picking on the New Kid (Grades 4-12)


Reluctant Reader Books
     A Message from Fluffy (Grade 2-3)
     Beyond Cats and Dogs: Athletes and Their Animals (Grade 2-3)
     Munchable Mysteries: Busting Food Myths (Grade 2-3)
     Oh Man, Stan! (Grade 2-3)
     Please, Louise! (Grade 2-3)
     Chang's Chinese New Year (Grade 3-4)
     Dream a Little Dream...What Does it Mean? (Grade 3-4)
     Extreme Snow (Grade 3-4)
     Meet Match the Fire Dog (Grade 3-4)
     Star Athletes and Their Pets (Grade 3-4)
     H Is for Halloween (Grade 3-6)
     Amazing Sharks (Grade 4-5)
     Eww! Being Stinky to Stay Safe (Grade 4-5)
     Kelly Pickler: From Small Town Girl to Big Time Star (Grade 4-5)
     You and Your Favorite Color (Grade 4-5)
     Electricians (Grade 4-6)
     H Is for Healthy Habits (Grade 4-6)
     How About a Corn Snake for a Pet? (Grade 4-6)
     ID is for Idaho (Grade 4-6)
     Marculus Visits a Carnival (Grade 4-6)
     OR is for Oregon (Grade 4-6)
     So You Want to be a Superhero (Grade 4-6)
     So You Want to Paint Your Room! (Grade 4-6)
     The Iditarod: The Last Great Race on Earth (Grade 4-6)
     The Magic Shower Stall, Book One (Grade 4-6)
     Types of Video Games (Grade 4-6)
     Underwater Adventure, Book One (Grade 4-6)
     Underwater Adventure, Book Three (Grade 4-6)
     Underwater Adventure, Book Two (Grade 4-6)
     A Mythic Order Adventure (Grade 5)
     Snowmobiles (Grade 5-7)
     Amazing Mazes (Grade 5-8)


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