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Reading Comprehensions
     Tickling Our Funny Bones with Computer Art (Grades 2-4)
     What Is Computer Art? (Grades 4-6)
     Making Sense from a Computer (Grades 5-7)
     The Age of Computers Begins (Grades 7-9)
     Computer Ethics (Grades 9-12)
     The Need for Speed - The Age of Computers (Grades 9-12)


Reluctant Reader Books
     The History of Computers (Grade 5-7)


Finish the Story
     Computer Friends (Grade 4-5)


What Would You Do?
     Computer Accident (Grade 3-6)
     Everyone Else Has a Computer (Grade 6-8)


Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
    
Biographies
(Grades 6-8)
     Alan Turing
     Neil Armstrong
     Samuel Johnson, Author of the Dictionary?

Miscellaneous
(no assigned grade level)
     Hybrid Cars
(Grades 1-2)
     A Mother's Work
     Edgar's Errands
(Grades 3-5)
     A Cool Website
     A New Friend
     An Artist I'm Not
     Another Kind of School
     Arrivederci!
     Be an Informed Consumer
     Being Safe in a Thunderstorm
     Campout Cooking
     Colonial America's Communication
     Coupons
     Create Your Own Character
     Crystal's Way
     Do It Yourself Forecasting
     Dots and Dashes
     Far Away Friends
     Fruits and Vegetables
     Grocery Lists
     Halloween Costume under the Sea
     How Do 3D Glasses Work?
     I Want to be in the Olympics - Part 1
     I Want to be in the Olympics - Part 2
     Internet Travel
     Jake and Jackie Have an Argument
     Jean Finds Out About the Requirements for U.S. Citizenship
     Jenny-Too-Many
     Kisses for Kaeden
     Let Your Fingers Do the Marching
     Let's Go to the Movies
     Lunar Swap
     Lynn Babysits for the First Time
     Marco Is Missing
     Mikhail's Story: Change in Armenia
     No Limits
     Now and Then - Everyday Life in a New England Town
     Oops, I Bounced
     Pirate Cave Ghost, Part 4
     Rediscovering Mom
     Stinky Air, Get Away from There!
     Summer Movie Spectacular, Part 1
     The Open Door at the Library
     The Secret Santas
     The Secret Santas
     The Truth About Inhalants
     Three Different Choices
     Weather - Choosing the Perfect Outfit!
     Where Is My Pen?
(Grades 6-8)
     A Beautiful Stain - Stained Glass
     A Dream Job
     Adopting Your Own Cabbage Patch Kid
     African Praise Poetry
     Alex Flinn
     All About Credit, Part 2
     Archimedes
     Art Nouveau Painting and Other Art
     Avoid Electrical Fires
     Biomass
     Biomedical Engineer
     Black Blizzards and the Dust Bowl
     Blaise Pascal
     Bonnie Dunbar: From Farm Girl to Astronaut
     Building a Better Mousetrap, Part 2
     Building a Lego World
     Collecting Weather Data
     Comparative Advantage
     Complex Machines
     Court Reporter
     Dan Gutman
     Debit Cards
     Drafters
     Ecologist
     Electrical Circuits
     Forms of Energy (Introduction)
     Forms of Energy
     Grandma Tetrazzini's Noodle Heaven
     Gross Domestic Product
     Heron of Alexandria
     Home Inventions
     How Do Barcodes Work?
     How Do Batteries Work?
     How Do Magnets Work?
     How Do Microwaves Work?
     How Do Pacemakers Work?
     How Do Smoke Detectors Work?
     How Do Solar Cells Work?
     How Do Windmills Produce Energy?
     How Does a Camera Take Pictures?
     How Does a Cell Phone Work?
     How Does a Hurricane Work?
     How Does a Radar Gun Work?
     How Does a Seismograph Work?
     How Does a Traffic Camera Work?
     How Does a Vending Machine Work?
     How Does GPS Work?
     How Microscopes Work
     How to Play Checkers
     Human Genome Project
     Identifying Minerals
     Jake and Jackie Learn about Internet Safety
     Jake and Jackie Organize Their Own Olympics
     Jon Bohmer: The Kyoto Box
     Jonathan Swift
     Kathleen Karr
     Leap Year 2008
     Let Me Demonstrate
     Licensed Practical Nurses
     Live 8 Concert
     Make an Emergency Aid
     Making and Using a Bookmark Study Sheet
     Market Incentives, Substitutes, and Complements
     Matt, the Entrepreneur
     Me Speak, You Speak
     Mechanical Engineer
     Monopoly
     Moon 101
     Nervous System
     New Horizons Mission to Pluto
     Obesity in Children
     Olympic Express
     Pac-Man Meets Game Boy
     Paying Bills Online
     Paying Your Electric Bill
     Pokémon
     Predicting the Weather
     Presidential Travel
     Qwerty
     Reform in Armenia: Mikhail's Story
     Scientists Get Their Ducks in a Row about Bird Flu
     Shopping for School Supplies
     Skywriting
     Starting Your Own Business
     Stinky Air Pollution and the Great London Smog
     Storm Chasers
     Strong Muscles
     Summer Job
     Telescopes Over Time
     The Census
     The Gas Effect, Part 2
     The iPhone Arrives
     The Mysterious Renoir Thief
     The Mystery of the Fifth Window, Part Four
     The Mystery of the Fifth Window, Part One
     The Peace Corps
     The Purloined Web Page, Part 1
     The Secret of the Code Breakers, Part 2
     Troubadours and Minstrels
     Unusual Molecules: Buckyballs
     Using Energy Efficiently
     What Can You Do About Global Warming?
     What Does an Astronomer Do?
     What is a Visa?
     What Is Calligraphy?
     What Is Electricity?
     What Is Pi?
     What You Can Do to Save the Earth
     What's the Invention You Couldn't Live Without?
     Who Invented UPC Bar Codes?
     Why Am I Reading This?
     Why Do Immigrants Come to the United States Today?
     Why Waste? - A Change In Habits
     Wind Farms
     Y2K
     Y2K
(Grades 9-12)
     "Seizing" Up the Quake: The Measurement
     A "Matter" of Moving
     A Brief History of Letter Writing
     Customs Officials
     Earth Science in Your Life
     Immigration and the United States Economy
     Just When Math Got Organized, Chaos Popped Up!
     Magnetism
     Measuring the Shake
     Paleontologist
     Tallies and Tablets - The Origins of Mathematics
     The "Maine" Reason to Pick Your Teeth
     The Age of Discovery - Gravity and Gauss
     The Brain
     The Dr. Jekyll - Mr. Hyde Molecule and the Case of the Vanishing Ozone
     The Flat Sphere
     The Greatest Storms on Earth, Part II
     The Long Island Express: The New England Hurricane of 1938
     The Nature of Science, Part 2
     The Nosy Space Ship
     Women in Science

Stories
(Grades 3-5)
     The Research Project
(Grades 6-8)
     A Hunger for History

Geography
(no assigned grade level)
     The Moose of Maine
(Grades 3-5)
     The Beacons of Oregon
(Grades 6-8)
     America's Wealthiest Man
     Germany - Culture (Johann Gutenberg)


Finish the Story
     Lost Dog! (Grade 1-3)
     Bone Diggers (Grade 2-3)
     Challenges (Grade 3)
     Cat Inspired (Grade 3-4)
     The Bat House Project (Grade 3-4)
     The Leprechauns' Surprise (Grade 3-6)
     Journey into the Human Body (Grade 3-6)
     Cinco de Mayo Mistake (Grade 4-5)
     Mardra's Escape (Grade 4-5)
     Last Day of School (Grade 4-6)
     Planning a Convention (Grade 5-7)
     Keep an Eye on That Leprechaun (Grade 6-8)
     Experienced Pet Sitter, Reasonable Rates (Grade 6-8)
     Let It Snow! (Grade 6-8)
     Tryouts (Grade 6-8)
     Saving Jaguars (Grade 6-8)
     The Best Field Trip Ever (Grade 7-9)


What Would You Do?
     Doggy Duty (Grade 3-5)
     Good Touch? Bad Touch? (Grade 3-6)
     Plagiarism: Would You Tell? (Grade 3-6)
     Save the Planet One Kid at a Time (Grade 3-6)
     How Could She? (Grade 6-8)
     The Shocking Website (Grade 7-9)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     Let's Play "I Spy" in Our Classroom (Grades 1-2)
     Netiquette Nelly Saves the Day (Grades 1-3)
     The Pine Tree Problem (Grades 1-3)
     Calendar Conversation (Grades 3-4)
     We'll Keep You Safe (Grades 3-4)
     First-Time Flyer (Grades 3-5)
     The Class Project (Grades 3-5)
     How to Handle a Theft (Grades 4-7)
     How to Handle a Bully (Grades 4-8)
     Punctuality (Grades 6-7)


Reluctant Reader Books
     I Love Winter (Grade 2-3)
     The Beyoncč Contest (Grade 2-3)
     Porter's Letters to Griffin (Grade 3)
     Letters from Griffin (Grade 3-4)
     Auto Racing (Grade 3-5)
     How Do You Make a Video Game? (Grade 3-5)
     Taylor Swift (Grade 3-5)
     Marculus Gets Another Pet (Grade 3-6)
     Marculus Goes to a Potluck (Grade 3-6)
     Marculus Visits Washington, D.C. (Grade 3-6)
     A Trip to the International Space Station (Grade 4-5)
     Out-of-This-World Facts About Astronauts and Life in Outer Space (Grade 4-5)
     Play Hard, Stay Safe (Grade 4-5)
     Robert Ballard and the Search for the Titanic (Grade 4-5)
     The Magic in Room 127: Isabella's Story (Grade 4-5)
     Want to be an Astronaut? (Grade 4-5)
     Cameras (Grade 4-6)
     CSI: Blood Clues (Grade 4-6)
     Electricians (Grade 4-6)
     How We Play Recorded Music (Grade 4-6)
     M Is for Map (Grade 4-6)
     Types of Video Games (Grade 4-6)
     CSI: Fingerprints (Grade 5-6)
     So You Want to Be a Fashion Designer? (Grade 5-6)
     Welcome Aboard Air Force One (Grade 5-6)
     CSI: Careers in Forensics (Grade 5-7)
     Level Up: The Making of a Video Game (Grade 5-7)
     Amazing Mazes (Grade 5-8)


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