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Short Readers
     Tinker Bell Takes a Flight (Short Reader; Grade 4-6 Readability)


Reading Comprehensions
     Woman of Flight -- Amelia Earhart (Grades 4-6)
     Percy the Pterosaur's First Flight (Grades 2-3)
     First Flight (Grades 3-4)
     "Lucky Lindy" Takes Flight, Part 1 (Grades 5-7)
     When Man Took Flight (Grades 5-7)


Reluctant Reader Books
     Stories from the Bermuda Triangle: Flight 19 (Grade 6-7)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     Waiting for a Flight (Grades 1-2)


Literature Book Units
     Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 (Grades 2-4)


Read and Color Books
            A Tale of Two Brothers
            The Quail Has Quite a Family
            Robin and Rodney Red Breast
            Yancy Yak from Yakima


Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
    
Biographies
(Grades 3-5)
     Young Alexander Graham Bell
(Grades 6-8)
     Anne Morrow Lindbergh
     Charles Lindbergh
     Christa McAuliffe
     Curses! Foiled again!
     Ed Yost, Father of Modern Hot Air Ballooning
     Genghis Khan
     George Washington Carver: The Plant Doctor
     John Glenn
     John Glenn
     Mother Teresa: "A Pencil in the Hand of God"
     Neil Armstrong
     Sally Ride
     Steve Fossett: American Adventurer
(Grades 9-12)
     Anna Pavlova, the Immortal Swan
     Dr. Mae Jemison: A True Explorer
     Leonardo da Vinci, the Renaissance Multitasker
     Scott Carpenter
     William Shatner: Get a Life!

Daily Themes
(Grades 3-5)
     Blasted Off Twice
     Challenger Heroes
     Facts About Amelia Earhart
     Flying to Gramma's House
     Mr. "Spruce Goose"
     Out of This World Field Trip
     The Challenge
(Grades 6-8)
     Charles Lindbergh
     Flying Disc Fun
     Ground Hog Day
     Headstones from Long Ago
     Swallows Return To Capistrano
     Watch Out for Peanuts! Peanut Allergy Basics
     What does it take to be a Hero?
(Grades 9-12)
     The Star-Spangled Banner
     Veteran's Day

Miscellaneous
(no assigned grade level)
     Race to the Moon
     What Ever Happened to Amelia Earhart?
(Grades 3-5)
     Amy Learns About Attitude on an Airplane
     Coming Home
     Countries, States, Cities, and Towns
     Disappearing Act - The Anasazi, Part 2
     Flyways, Not Freeways!
     Frederick Douglass
     Helicopter Heroes: Heroes of Hurricane Katrina
     Helicopter Heroes: Heroes of Hurricane Katrina
     Heroes of September 11
     Hot Air Balloons
     Internet Travel
     Into the Wild Blue Yonder
     It's Not about Me - A Story of Hurricane Katrina, Part 2
     Jake and Jackie Learn to Throw a Frisbee
     Jake and Jackie Prepare to Fly
     Jason Earns His Wings
     Kenai Fjords National Park
     Matt's Holi Day
     Mystery of the Letter
     Olympic Ski Jumping
     Prize-winning Peanut Brittle
     Race to the Moon!
     Shake, Rattle, and Roll
     Ski Jumping
     Skua
     The Flyer Colony
     The Owl and the Mouse
     The Smile That Traveled Around the World
     The Trip Home
     There's a Hummer in the Bathroom!
     Travel in Space
     Travel in the Sky
     Up, Up and Away!
     Weird as Blackbeard, Part 2
     Women Pilots of World War II
     Would You Like to Be a Nurse?
(Grades 6-8)
     "Lucky Lindy" Takes the Bait, Part 2
     "Lucky Lindy" Takes the Prize, Part 3
     A Dream Job
     A Taste for Gold, Part 1
     A Taste for Gold, Part 2
     Adventurous Women
     Air Navigation, Part 1
     Air Navigation, Part 2
     Alan Shepard - First American in Space
     An Apollo Tragedy
     Anxiety
     Around the World Without Stopping
     Balloons As Weapons?
     Battle of Midway Island
     Bessie Coleman: "World's Greatest Woman Flyer"
     Bird Adaptations
     Bonnie Dunbar: From Farm Girl to Astronaut
     Carlsbad Caverns National Park
     Caroline B. Cooney
     Choking Out Smoking
     Civil War Music
     Disaster and the Challenger
     Does Anybody Know What Time It Is?
     Elisha Otis: Elevator Safety Brake
     Endocrine System
     Evolution of the Airplane
     Flat Tops - How Aircraft Carriers Took Over the Seas
     Fly to My House?
     Flying Cigars?
     France
     Future Goals
     Golden Nemesis, Part 2
     Hazardous Duty - Bombers of WWII and their Crews
     How Do Hot Air Balloons Work?
     How Does a Nor'easter Work?
     How Does It Fly?
     Huntsville, Alabama, The Rocket City
     Immigrant Children at Play
     Jet Reaction, Part 1
     Jet Reaction, Part 2
     John Glenn
     Katmai National Park and Preserve
     Kites and Balloons Go to War
     Leonardo da Vinci - Scientist
     Leonardo da Vinci's Flying Machines
     Leonardo da Vinci's Notebooks
     Lift
     Man Imitates Birds
     Metal Birds, Part 1
     Military Air Forces
     NATO
     Nervous System
     Noise Pollution Near Home
     On a Ship to the New World
     Passing the Tests at Ellis Island
     September 11 Memorials
     Space Shuttle Columbia
     Stuck a Feather in His Cap Joshua Barney: American Hero, Part 1
     Swans
     Taking a Ride into Space
     The Art and Sport of Dressage Horseback Riding
     The Berlin Airlift
     The Bermuda Triangle
     The Galapagos Islands
     The Hindenburg Disaster
     The Munich Massacre
     The Nile and Ancient Egypt
     The Science of "Rocket Science"
     The Serpent and the Eagle
     Throwing Sports - Javelin, Discus, Hammer, and Shot Put
     Traveling with Your Pet
     Understanding Point of View
     Up, Up, and Away with the Blue Angels!
     Valentina Tereshkova - First Woman In Space
     Walking with the Walkman
     War Birds Over Korea, Part 1 - A New Breed
     Wernher Von Braun
     When is a War Not a War?
     Whosa NASA?
     Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
     Yaw Turn!
     Yuri Gagarin - First Man in Space
(Grades 9-12)
     Alexander Graham Bell
     Amelia Mary Earhart
     Apolo Anton Ohno
     Consuming Fire The Burning of Washington, Part 1
     From the Far Out to the Right On - Science and Fiction in the Fifties
     George Shannon- Lost in the New World III
     Hurricane Hunters
     Mt. Vesuvius and the City of Pompeii
     NASA
     No Ordinary Day - 9/11 Hero Noel Sepulveda
     Okinawa - WWII's Bloodiest Battle
     Ray Bradbury
     Running for Dear Life The Battle of Bladensburg
     Shuttle to the Stars
     Space Stations
     The 1920s - How They Roared
     The Color of Heroes - The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen
     The Helicopter Flies High
     The Mughal Dynasty
     The Roots of Terrorism

Stories
(Grades 3-5)
     Andrew's Treasure Hunt

Animals
(Grades 3-5)
     Birds
(Grades 6-8)
     Arctic Terns
     Bats
     Cuckoos
     Dragonflies
     Flamingos
     Flying Fish
     Flying Snakes
     Great Hornbills
     Japanese Cranes
     Termites
     Turkeys

Geography
(Grades 3-5)
     "A Very Special Man..... Who Flies"
     Hawaii
(Grades 6-8)
     "Good Morning Ohio"
     Breaking the Sound Barrier
     Guam: In the Beginning
     The Prairie Land
     Twelve Seconds That Changed the World
     Under the Cover of Darkness


Finish the Story
     Building a Scarepeople (Grade 2-4)
     Never Trust a Friend Who Deserts You in a Pinch (Grade 3-5)
     The Hidden Locket (Grade 3-5)
     Erin Comes to Ellis Island (Grade 3-6)
     The Flying Penguin (Grade 3-6)
     The Best Field Trip Ever (Grade 7-9)


What Would You Do?
     Too Much Shampoo! (Grade 4-6)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     We're Picking Up Gramma (Grades 1-2)
     Checking in at the Airport (Grade 2)
     Busy Bees: Life in a Honeybee Hive (Grades 2-4)
     First-Time Flyer (Grades 3-5)


Reluctant Reader Books
     The Hummingbird That Lost Its Hum (Grade 3-5)
     Marculus Gets his License (Grade 3-6)
     The Big Prize (Grade 3-6)
     Meet Me in Miami: My Trip to Super Bowl XLIV (Grade 3-12)
     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)
     The Day the Seagulls Attacked (Grade 4-5)
     Want to be an Astronaut? (Grade 4-5)
     MD is for Maryland (Grade 4-6)
     NC is for North Carolina (Grade 4-6)
     NM is for New Mexico (Grade 4-6)
     Welcome Aboard Air Force One (Grade 5-6)
     Animals on the Arctic Tundra (Grade 5-8)
     Frisbees (Grade 5-8)
     The Bermuda Triangle (Grade 6-8)


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