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Find the Objects
            A Day To Dream


Bulletin Board
            "Summer Schemes & Dreams" Bulletin Board


Finish the Story
            Columbus Day Dream


Short Readers
     The Dream Catcher (Short Reader; Grade 5-7 Readability)


Reading Comprehensions
     A Dream Car
     Driven To Dream
     Arthur's Dreams
     Rolando's Daring Adventure
     Summer Dreams
     Chocolate Chip Cookie Dreams (Grades 2-3)
     Wendy's World - A Man With a Dream (Grades 2-3)
     K.C.’s Dream (a one-act play) (Grades 3-4)
     Dream Catcher - The Life of Ernie Pepion (Grades 3-5)
     The Dreams of Heroes (part 1) (Grades 3-5)
     The Dreams of Heroes (part 2) (Grades 3-5)
     The Dreams of Heroes (part 3) (Grades 3-5)
     Jamie's Dream (Grades 4-5)
     Race for a Dream - The Oklahoma Land Run (Grades 4-6)
     Catch a Dream with a Dream Catcher (Grades 4-6)
     "Oglethorpe's Dream" (Grades 4-6)
     Sinead and John Kerr: Ice Dancers with Big Dreams (Grades 5-6)
     A Dream Wedding (Grades 5-7)
     Golden Dreams - the story of Paul Hamm, American Olympian (Grade 6)
     Gymnastic Dreams (Grades 6-8)
     A Dream Job (Grades 6-8)
     A Dream Come True: ICODA (Grades 7-9)
     The Prom: From Dream to Reality (Grades 9-12)


Reluctant Reader Books
     Philly's Dream Come True (Grade 2-4)
     Dream a Little Dream...What Does it Mean? (Grade 3-4)


Finish the Story
     An Olympic Dream (Grade 3-4)
     I Have a Dream (Grade 4-6)


What Would You Do?
     Jade Has A Dream (Grade 3-6)
     Martin's Dream (Grade 3-6)
     Olympic Dream or Reality (Grade 6-9)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     K.C.'s Dream (Grades 3-6)


Literature Book Units
     A Jar of Dreams (Grades 6-8)
     A Midsummer Night's Dream (Grades 6-8)


Read and Color Books
            A History of Father's Day
            Coming To America
            Felix Faces His Fears (PDF file)
            The Golden Door: Ellis Island
            A Tale of Two Brothers
            Snow Day
            Johnny Makes the Team
            Buzzy Bee and the Sweet Honey Tree
            A Fairy Celebration (June 23)
            Pajama Day? (April 17)
            Wendy's Weather Secrets (February 5)
            A New Treat (December 28)
            Sweet Dreams, Michael
            Bears, Bubbles, and Boats
            Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Read and Color
            Women Who Led the Way


Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
    
Biographies
(Grades 6-8)
     Augusta Savage
     Chris Van Allsburg - He Does It All
     Terry Fox

Miscellaneous
(no assigned grade level)
     Moon Talk
(Grades 1-2)
     Making Canada
     Spots and More Spots
(Grades 3-5)
     A Horse Named Lady
     A Slimy Visitor
     A Taste Nightmare
     A Teddy Bear's Wish
     A White Christmas
     Alex's Lemonade Stand
     Amanda's Special Salad
     Anne Frank's Diary
     Atoms
     Building a House
     Can Children Live in the White House?
     Can Children Live in the White House?
     Clara Hughes
     Crandall Farm Hay Rides, Part 2
     Crazy Horse
     David A. Adler
     Dr. Seuss - A Man with an Imagination
     Food Is Not Green
     Food Webs
     Fun in the Sun...California Style!
     Gertrude Chandler Warner
     Harmony
     Health Care Is Important
     How Are You Intelligent?
     Jason's Big Hike
     Katie's First Day of School
     Lessons Learned on a Violin
     Liz Overcomes Homelessness in America
     Louis Braille, Reading With Your Fingers
     Millard Fillmore
     No Limits
     On The Night Before School Starts
     Paratrooper, Part 2 - Behind Enemy Lines
     Stories in Our Head
     Stories in Our Head
     Suleiman Flies a Kite in a Refugee Camp
     That Pretty White Dog
     The Center for Endangered Mythological Creatures
     The Gold Rush
     The Montgolfier Brothers and the Hot Air Balloon
     The Mystery of the Big Balloon
     The Open Door at the Library
     The Quiet Revolution
     Welcome to Inuit, Part 1
     Welcome to Inuit, Part 3
     Who Cares?, Chapter 2
     ~NAME0~ the Yellow-billed Cuckoo
(Grades 6-8)
     A Great Wide Land
     A Tibetan Monk Says a Prayer
     An African Girl Drinks Clean, Fresh Water
     An Unstable Fourth, Part 2
     Another Day Older and Deeper in Debt: Working for a Living in the 1890s, Part 2
     Beijing's Preparation for the 2008 Olympics
     Bessie Coleman: "World's Greatest Woman Flyer"
     Bonnie Dunbar: From Farm Girl to Astronaut
     Books Tell the Story
     Boris Goldovsky
     Captain William Bligh
     Chasing Aaron
     Children in the White House
     Children in the White House
     Children in the White House
     Cultural Casualties of War
     Daniel Defoe
     Davy Crockett - Born in the Frontier
     Dealing With Losing a Parent
     Decisions, Decisions!
     Digging into the Past, Part 2
     Dr. Emily Stowe: In Spite of the Odds
     Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
     Edward Everett Hale - A Boy's Life in New England
     Ellis Island - Gateway to America, Part 1
     Emancipation Proclamation
     Gennifer Choldenko
     Gothic Literature
     H. G. Wells
     Health Care Is Important
     Home Sweet Home for an Immigrant
     Homelessness in America
     Immigrant Children at School
     Immigrant Children at Work
     James Howe
     James Ramsey Ullman
     John Christopher
     Journal Entry, First Day of 6th Grade
     Karen Cushman
     Karen Hesse
     Kathleen Karr
     Lanny Barnes, U.S. Biathlete
     Laura Amy Schlitz
     Life in a Refugee Camp
     Limericks
     Lincoln Memorial
     Living on a Reservation: Shawn's Story
     Lonnie the Late Bloomer
     Lucille Maud Montgomery
     Making Decisions about Money
     Marcus and Narcissa Whitman
     Marcus and Narcissa Whitman
     Mary Lyon
     Mitch Albom
     Mouseketeer Annette
     Mystery of the Missing Gold, Part Three
     Mystery of the Missing Gold, Part Two
     Nervous System
     Not Just Soldiers
     Olympic Cycling
     Olympic Express
     Passing the Tests at Ellis Island
     Paul Fleischman
     Peace - Martin Luther King, Jr.
     Perseverance - The Race to the North Pole
     Quebec's Quiet Revolution
     Renaissance Actors
     Robert Kimmel Smith
     Roger Lancelyn Green
     Ryan Says, "Clean Water for All!"
     Ship in the Mist, Part 1
     Sinclair Lewis
     Sir John A.Macdonald - Builder of a Nation
     Sir Wilfrid Laurier: Unifying Canada
     Sir Wilfrid Laurier: Unifying Canada
     Skydiving
     Space Shuttle Columbia
     Sports Heroes Who Were Immigrants
     Staying Cool
     Steve Irwin Killed by Stingray
     Studying "Sense-ably"
     The "Witches" of Salem, Massachusetts: Part 2
     The Cottage
     The English Civil War
     The Greeks: Masters of Invention, Part 2
     The Magic of Houdini
     The Quebec Bridge Disaster
     The Selkirk Settlement
     Up, Up, and Away with the Blue Angels!
     Wernher Von Braun
     What Is a Foreclosure?
     What Is a Mir?
     What Is Sikhism?
     Why Is New York City Called "The Big Apple"?
     William Kurelek
     Wilson Rawls
     Write a Bio Poem
     Yearning to Breathe Free-Immigration in the 1890s, Pt. 1
     Ying Chang Compestine
     Zilpha Keatley Snyder
     Zorbing
     ~NAME1s~ Money
(Grades 9-12)
     Accidental Discoveries: Charles Goodyear and Vulcanized Rubber
     As You Watch the Olympics......
     Cleisthenes
     Health Care Is Important
     Henrik Ibsen
     Irene Hunt
     Jean Ferris
     Kim Il-Sung
     Kim Il-Sung
     Of Pain and Music: Biography of Pyotr Tchaikovsky
     Robert Cormier
     Samuel Beckett
     Stephen Crane
     Write a Portrait Poem
     Write Free Verse

Stories
(Grades 3-5)
     A Penny, A Day
     Racing Day!
     The Spelling Bee
(Grades 6-8)
     Fit for a King

Geography
(Grades 3-5)
     Huya's Apprenticeship
     The 42nd President - William Jefferson Clinton
     The Race of All Races
(Grades 6-8)
     ALASKA BECOMES A STATE
     Angola - Culture
     California Gold Rush
     John Grisham - Author
     Kansas Becomes a State
     Larry Bird – "The Hick from French Lick"
     Memoir of a Kentucky Thoroughbred
     Ohio's Inventive Places
     Pennsylvania
     Puerto Rico - Culture
     The Music of Detroit—Motown of the 60s
     Walking in Their Footsteps: Tracing Maryland's Early Settlements
     Walt Disney – The Great Animator
     Woman of Flight -- Amelia Earhart
(Grades 9-12)
     Ancient Greece - History


Finish the Story
     Where's Mr. Shivers? (Grade 2-4)
     At the Balloon Rally (Grade 2-4)
     A Froggy Surprise (Grade 2-4)
     Stuck in a Snow Globe! (Grade 2-4)
     Excuse Me, Mr. Dinosaur (Grade 3-4)
     A Real New Year (Grade 3-4)
     Expert Teacher (Grade 3-4)
     Nutcracker to the Rescue (Grade 3-4)
     Living in the Wild, Wild West (Grade 3-5)
     Eye See You! (Grade 3-5)
     A Growing Goldfish! (Grade 3-5)
     Jacqueline and the Cornstalk (Grade 3-5)
     Andrew the Stargazer (Grade 3-5)
     Snowflake Fairies (Grade 3-6)
     Juan the Artist (Grade 3-6)
     The School Bus Safety Poster Contest (Grade 3-6)
     Robbie's Invention (Grade 3-6)
     Where Would I Move? (Grade 3-6)
     The Groundhog Who Was Afraid of His Shadow (Grade 3-6)
     The Great Escape of Harry the Hermit Crab (Grade 3-6)
     The Flying Penguin (Grade 3-6)
     The Invisible Girl (Grade 3-6)
     Just One Puff (Grade 3-6)
     My Friend Chris (Grade 4-5)
     Disaster at Gingerbread Town (Grade 4-5)
     The Big Fire (Grade 4-6)
     A Place in Women's History (Grade 4-6)
     A Special Gift for Mom (Grade 5)
     The Princess and the Milkmaid (Grade 5-6)
     Sailing the High Seas (Grade 6-8)
     Domingo's Voyage (Grade 6-8)
     Wheels of His Own (Grade 6-8)
     Bound for the North Pole (Grade 6-8)


What Would You Do?
     Thank You, I Really (Don't) Love It! (Grade 3-6)
     Dance Practice Interrupted (Grade 4-6)
     Old Friend, Outworn Interests (Grade 6-8)
     Everyone Else Has a Computer (Grade 6-8)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     Penny Penguin Finds a Home (Grades 1-3)
     The Miser's Gold (Grades 3-5)
     The Origin of Disease and Medicine: A Cherokee Myth (Grades 3-5)
     Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Grade 5)


Reluctant Reader Books
     Beyond Cats and Dogs: Athletes and Their Animals (Grade 2-3)
     Summer Postcards from Blake and Bill (Grade 2-3)
     A Weekend in the Smokies (Grade 3-4)
     Crazy Cars: Wild and Wacky Rides (Grade 3-4)
     Meet Martin Luther King, Jr. (Grade 3-4)
     Pass it Peyton! Peyton Manning (Grade 3-4)
     Room 127: Freddie Can Fly! (Story #2) (Grade 3-4)
     Room 127: Jack Jumps (Story #3) (Grade 3-4)
     Star Athletes and Their Pets (Grade 3-4)
     The French Quarter's Quarterback: Drew Brees (Grade 3-4)
     Wild and Wacky Athlete Injuries (Grade 3-4)
     Taylor Swift (Grade 3-5)
     A Trip to the International Space Station (Grade 4-5)
     Awesome Inventions (Grade 4-5)
     Bethany Hamilton: Shark Attack Survivor (Grade 4-5)
     Early Years of a Leader (Grade 4-5)
     Getting to Know the Jonas Brothers (Grade 4-5)
     Meet President Obama (Grade 4-5)
     Mike and the Legend of St. Valentine (Grade 4-5)
     My Movie Audition (Grade 4-5)
     Robert Ballard and the Search for the Titanic (Grade 4-5)
     Shaquille O'Neal (Grade 4-5)
     Showtime for Punxsutawney Phil (Grade 4-5)
     Soccer's Superstar: David Beckham (Grade 4-5)
     The Magic in Room 127: Isabella's Story (Grade 4-5)
     AL is for Alabama (Grade 4-6)
     Hall of Records at Mount Rushmore (Grade 4-6)
     Landmarks of the United States (Grade 4-6)
     Scarlet Tiara Loves Red (Grade 4-6)
     So You Want to Find Your Hidden Talent (Grade 4-6)
     Under the Big Top: Circus Performers (Grade 4-6)
     Underwater Adventure, Book One (Grade 4-6)
     A Mythic Order Adventure (Grade 5)
     Alien Encounter? The Betty and Barney Hill Story (Grade 5-6)
     Baboons on the Loose (Grade 5-6)
     Derek Jeter (Grade 5-6)
     Jennifer Hudson (Grade 5-6)
     So You Want to Be a Fashion Designer? (Grade 5-6)
     Thank You, Dr. Martin Luther King! (Grade 5-6)
     Wet and Wild Water Slides (Grade 5-6)
     Who "Dat?" That's Drew Brees! (Grade 5-6)
     Madam C.J. Walker (Grade 5-7)
     Inside The National Baseball Hall of Fame (Grade 5-9)
     From Teenager to Teen Idol: Taylor Swift (Grade 6-8)


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