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Reading Comprehensions
     Now You See Them, Now You Don't - The Lost Colony, Part 1 (Grades 3-5)
     Now You See Them, Now You Don't - The Lost Colony, Part 2 (Grades 3-5)
     Now You See Them, Now You Don't - The Lost Colony, Part 3 (Grades 3-5)
     The Flyer Colony (Grades 3-5)
     The Colonies (Grades 4-6)
     The Lost Colony of Roanoke Island (Grades 4-6)
     Permanent Human Colony (Grades 5-6)
     The New England Colonies (Grades 5-7)
     The Middle Colonies (Grades 5-7)
     The Southern Colonies (Grades 5-7)
     The Lost Colony (Grades 5-7)
     The Colonies (Grades 6-8)
     From Colony to Independence (Grades 6-8)
     How Do Ants Build Colonies? (Grades 6-8)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     Merry Meerkats: Life in the Meerkat Colony (Grades 2-3)
     Amazing Ants: Life in the Colony (Grades 3-5)


Read and Color Books
            Independence Day
            Coming To America
            Our Flag


Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
    
Biographies
(Grades 6-8)
     Phillis Wheatley
     Sequoyah

Miscellaneous
(Grades 3-5)
     A Good Day for a Nature Walk
     A Letter from Laysan
     A Long Way from Home — A Story of the Spanish American War, Part 2
     A New Country
     A New Land
     American Revolution - Who Had the Better Chance of Winning?
     Ants
     Ants
     Benedict Arnold
     Benjamin Franklin
     Canada's Vikings
     Champlain's Quebec
     Colonial America's Communication
     Compacts, Cliques, and Rebellion
     Confederation and Prince Edward Island
     Disappearing Act - The Anasazi, Part 1
     Donald's Tale of the Coral Reefs
     Easy as Pie...Pumpkin Pie, That is!
     Education in Colonial America
     Flamingos
     Halloween Costume under the Sea
     Honeybees
     Keepers of the Peace
     Lexington and Concord
     Lord Selkirk's Settlement
     Lunar Rainbow
     Lunar Swap
     Manitoba and Confederation
     Molly the Cuttlefish
     New Taxes - Sugar and Stamp Act
     Newfoundland and Confederation
     No Taxation without Representation
     Old Glory's Story
     Private Joseph Plumb Martin - Revolutionary War Soldier
     Rachel Interviews Tad the Termite
     Settling America - Roanoke and Jamestown
     Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders
     The Boer War
     The Boston Massacre
     The Boston Tea Party
     The Colonists Protest
     The French and Indian War
     The Hares and the Frogs
     The Intolerable Acts
     The Library Card Adventure
     The Quebec Separatists
     The War of 1812
     Thomas Paine
     Upper and Lower Canada
     Weird as Blackbeard, Part 1
     Welcome to Inuit, Part 1
     Wendy's World - Columbus Day
     Wendy's World- Changes Over Time
     Wendy's World- Flag Day
(Grades 6-8)
     A Splendid Little War, Part 1 - The First Battle
     A Star Spangled Performance, Part 1
     Adélie Penguins
     African Americans in the Revolutionary War
     All About Apples: A Brief History of Apples
     Anti-Slavery Movement
     Archimedes
     Arctic Terns
     Articles of Confederation
     Bernardo de Galvez - Friend of American Freedom
     Betsy Ross
     British Columbia and Confederation
     Building a Better Mousetrap, Part 1
     Busy as a Beekeeper
     Canada in World War I, Part 1
     Canada in World War I, Part 2
     Captain William Bligh
     Causes of the War of 1812
     Compacts and Cliques
     Coral Reefs: Donald's Tale
     Declaration of Independence
     Defeat of the Spanish Armada
     Eatonville
     Eliza Lucas
     Embryonic Stem Cell Research
     Finding Religious Freedom
     Graceful Greek Architecture
     Habitants
     Harriet Robinson - Mill Girl
     Hermit Crabs
     Hoary Marmots
     Isolation vs. Expansion - Background of America's War with Spain
     Jacques-Yves Cousteau and the Calypso
     Jean Learns About National Symbols and Holidays
     John Adams
     King James VI and I
     Let Freedom Ring: The Liberty Bell
     Lower Canada
     Lunar Apples
     Monroe Doctrine
     New Orleans
     Newfoundland and Confederation
     Newfoundland's Vikings
     Not Just Soldiers
     Patience Wright: American Sculptor and Revolutionary Spy
     Phillis Wheatley- Childhood of a Poet
     Prince Edward Island and Confederation
     Quebec Established
     Reefs - Gardens Under the Sea
     Remember the Maine! - Causes of America's War with Spain
     Savannah, Georgia: A City of Firsts
     Secretary of Veterans Affairs
     Six Flags Over Texas
     Six Flags Over Texas
     Systems - Those Mighty, Mighty Ants!
     The "Witches" of Salem, Massachusetts: Part 1
     The Age of Enlightenment
     The Albatross
     The Case of the Disappearing Bats
     The Congress of Vienna
     The Everglades
     The First Thanksgiving
     The First Thanksgiving, What Was It Really Like?
     The Fourth of July
     The Hundred Years War
     The Liberty Bell
     The Liberty Bell
     The Loss of the Honeybees
     The Pilgrims' Life in the New World
     The Quebec Separatists
     The Selkirk Settlement
     The Seven Years War
     The Slave Trade
     The Slave Trade
     The U.S. Gets Florida
     The War in South Africa
     The Wombat
     Thomas Jefferson
     Upper Canada
     What Is a Quaker?
     Where Do Hispanic People Come From?
     Where Have the Bats Gone?
     Where Have the Honeybees Gone?
(Grades 9-12)
     America: A Melting Pot of Cultures
     Anton Chekhov
     Avery Island, Louisiana, Also Known As "Bird City"
     Eoin Colfer
     Immigrants Against Their Will
     Latin American Freedom Fighters, Part 1 - The Roots of War
     Latin American Freedom Fighters, Part 2 - After the War
     Looking for Happy Endings — America in the 1890s
     Roger Williams: Founder of Providence, Rhode Island
     Silent Night: The Christmas Truce of World War I
     The Old Swamp Fox: General Francis Marion
     Tuscarora and Yamasee Wars
     Why Did the Germans Come to America?
     Why Did the Irish Come to America?

Stories
(Grades 3-5)
     Thanksgiving Program
     The Research Project

Geography
(no assigned grade level)
     Australia
(Grades 3-5)
     Let's Build a Maryland Community
     Pocahontas and Virginia's Uniqueness
     The Birth of the Missions
     The Charter Oak Tree
     The Charter Oak
(Grades 6-8)
     "Oglethorpe's Dream"
     A History of How Connecticut Became a State
     Alabama is Born - Six Exclusive Interviews
     An Early New Jersey Timeline
     Argentina - History
     Before Establishing Jamestown
     Canada--History
     Delaware - The Early History
     Fiji - History
     From Mayflower to Massachusetts
     Indiana's Changing Landscape
     Kenya - History
     Malaysia - History
     New Hampshire: A Small State with a Big History
     New York: "Ever Upward"
     Pennsylvania
     Pennsylvania, the Beginning of Freedom
     Rhode Island's Beginnings
     Suriname - Culture
     Tennessee's First People
     The Prairie Land
     Walking in Their Footsteps: Tracing Maryland's Early Settlements
     William Penn Gets Land Grant From King
(Grades 9-12)
     Bolivia - History
     Chile - History
     Cote d'Ivoire - History
     Falkland Islands - History
     Guyana - History
     Madagascar - History
     Panama - History
     Suriname - History
     The Bahamas - History


Finish the Story
     The Frogs and the Fish (Grade 3-5)
     Asteroid Drummer (Grade 4-5)
     Fish Round Up (Grade 4-5)
     A Holo Summer (Grade 6-7)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     Busy Bees: Life in a Honeybee Hive (Grades 2-4)
     The Hares and the Frogs (Grades 2-4)
     Constitutional Cathy Pays a Visit (Grades 3-4)
     Warm, Wet, and Lush: Life in the Rain Forest (Grades 3-6)


Reluctant Reader Books
     Percy the Penguin (Grade 3-4)
     Desert Habitat (Grade 3-5)
     NH is for New Hampshire (Grade 3-5)
     ME is for Maine (Grade 3-6)
     RI is for Rhode Island (Grade 3-6)
     Ants (Grade 4-5)
     CT is for Connecticut (Grade 4-6)
     GA is for Georgia (Grade 4-6)
     IA is for Iowa (Grade 4-6)
     LA is for Louisiana (Grade 4-6)
     MA is for Massachusetts (Grade 4-6)
     MD is for Maryland (Grade 4-6)
     NC is for North Carolina (Grade 4-6)
     NJ is for New Jersey (Grade 4-6)
     NV is for Nevada (Grade 4-6)
     NY is for New York (Grade 4-6)
     PA is for Pennsylvania (Grade 4-6)
     SC is for South Carolina (Grade 4-6)
     T Is for Thanksgiving (Grade 4-6)
     VA is for Virginia (Grade 4-6)
     VT is for Vermont (Grade 4-6)
     Lighthouses (Grade 5-8)
     Meet George Washington (Grade 6-7)


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