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Reading Comprehensions
     Bee and Fly at the Baseball Game
     Would You Fly If You Could? (Grades 1-3)
     What Has Feathers, but Cannot Fly? (Grades 1-3)
     Rachel Interviews Baron the Brine Fly (Grades 1-3)
     Jake and Jackie Prepare to Fly (Grades 4-5)
     How Does It Fly? (Grades 5-7)
     Fly to My House? (Grades 5-7)
     What Makes a Plane Fly? (Grades 6-8)

Reluctant Reader Books
     Room 127: Freddie Can Fly! (Story #2) (Grade 3-4)
     Let's Go Fly a Kite! (Grade 4-6)

Finish the Story
     Come Fly Away (Grade 2-4)

Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     The Kites Fly High (Grades 1-2)
     Why Bats Fly at Night: A Story from Laos (Grades 3-4)

Read and Color Books
            The Roadrunner: Designed for the Desert
            A Tale of Two Brothers
            Timmy the Turkey
            How Much is Zero?
            Where is White?
            Carla Cow
            Frog in a Pond
            Robin and Rodney Red Breast
            Boredom Buster!
            Up, Up, and Away! (April 12)
            Balto the Bald Eagle
            How's the Weather Up There?
            Muffin and the Flapjack
            Introduction to March
            Evan the Emu
            Five Fearful Frogs
            Harry the Harlequin
            Women Who Led the Way

Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
(Grades 6-8)
     Anne Morrow Lindbergh
     Charles Henry Turner

(no assigned grade level)
     Working Cattle on the Lucky Seven Ranch
(Grades 1-2)
     If I Had...
     Ladybug Life Cycle
     My Red Hen
     Summer Fun
     The House Wren and the Dandelion: A Lesson in Trust
(Grades 3-5)
     A Closer Look at Globes
     A Letter from Laysan
     An E-mail from Foster Fog
     And Called It Macaroni
     Barn Mystery
     Bats...Helpful or Harmful?
     Bats: Furry, Flying Mammals
     Beating Bird Flu
     Bird Feeders
     Emperor Penguins
     Fish of the Reef
     Fitness Can Be Fun!
     Flying Snakes
     Flyways, Not Freeways!
     Forces Around Us
     Freddy for President
     Germs Make Us Sick
     Going Batty
     Going Batty
     Honeybee or Wasp?
     Hot Air Balloons
     I Am an Immigrant
     I Can Do More!
     Ice Hockey
     In Winter
     Keith Interviews Carla Condor
     Kenai Fjords National Park
     Kite Shapes
     Kobuk Valley National Park
     Making a Big Splash with Water Polo!
     Modern Day Thanksgiving
     Mosquitoes: You Can Run From Them, But You Cannot Hide
     Moving With a Pet
     One Big Bird
     Open Wide!
     Otis the Rhyming Giant
     Penguins Are Built for Swimming
     Pretending - Oh, the Places We Go
     Preventing Fires While Fishing
     Private Joseph Plumb Martin - Revolutionary War Soldier
     Rachel Interviews Aaron the Desert Locust
     Rachel Interviews Lorna the Ladybug
     Rachel Interviews Mandy
     Rachel Interviews Molly the Mosquito
     Raptor Rehab
     Secretary Birds
     Ski Jumping
     Stag Beetles
     Suleiman Flies a Kite in a Refugee Camp
     The Bat Man
     The Best Thanksgiving Ever
     The Birds, the Beasts, and the Bat
     The Flying Panzer
     The Fox and the Crow
     The Montgolfier Brothers and the Hot Air Balloon
     The Mystery of the Floating Boy
     The Puffin
     The Trip Home
     There's a Hummer in the Bathroom!
     Toss that Pizza Dough!
     Tree House Triumph
     Vanessa for President
     Wild Turkeys
     You Can Write a Rondeau
     You Can Write Blank Verse
     ~NAME0~ the Yellow-billed Cuckoo
(Grades 6-8)
     A Girl from Uganda Fights HIV
     A Letter from Your Nervous Thanksgiving Turkey
     Air - The Atmosphere
     Animals With Backbones
     Arctic Terns
     Art Mystery, Part 3 - The Artist's First Initial
     Asteroids and Comets
     Autumn Migrations
     Bessie Coleman: "World's Greatest Woman Flyer"
     Bird Adaptations
     California Condors
     Close Only Counts in Horseshoes
     Complex Machines
     Dinner Will Be Served at Noon
     Do No Harm
     Grandpa's Christmas Tree Farm
     Gray Whale Migration
     Gross But Edible Foods
     How Do Airplanes Work?
     How Do Hot Air Balloons Work?
     How Does a Kite Work?
     How Does a Parasail Work?
     Inventions - What Does It Do?
     It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's a Sugar Glider!
     It's Not Silly...It's Bee-utiful!
     Jumping, Leaping Horses!
     Keep Bad Bugs Away
     Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
     Ler Shee's Story: Myanmar Cyclone Relief
     Life During the Mesozoic Era
     Life in a Refugee Camp
     Luna Moths
     Man Imitates Birds
     Mary Pickersgill and the Star-Spangled Banner
     Monarchs on the Move: A Northern Migration
     Monarchs on the Move: A Southern Migration
     Newton's Three Laws of Motion
     Olympic Swimming: Katie Hoff and Michael Phelps
     Owls: Skillful Hunters
     Parabatics - Skydiving with Flair
     Peregrine Falcons
     Peregrine Falcons
     Perspective - From A Bird's Eye View
     Polar Regions
     Producers and Consumers
     Remembering September 11th
     Renewable and Nonrenewable Energy
     Roadkill Raptors: Turkey Vultures
     Scarlet Macaws
     Sea Fireflies
     Sedna, Goddess of the Sea
     Shishmaref: A Tale of Global Warming
     Six Kingdoms
     Skijoring Racers
     Snowkiting and Other Kiting Sports
     Space Shuttle Columbia
     Stardust Mission
     Taking Aim at Skeet
     The 1974 Super Tornado Outbreak
     The Brown Pelican
     The Brown Pelican
     The Galapagos Islands
     The Kiwi
     The Mystery of the Hidden Photograph, Part One
     The Secret of Silk
     Tinker Bell Takes a Flight
     Understanding Point of View
     Up, Up, and Away with the Blue Angels!
     Valentine's Day Potpourri
     What Is an Invertebrate Animal?
     What is Immigration?
     What's Gravity Got To Do With It?
     Where Will You Go on Your Vacation?
     Write a Quinzaine
     WWW: The Wonderful World of Webs
     Yuck, That's Gross!
(Grades 9-12)
     Darwin's Theory of Evolution
     Hurricane Hunters
     Write a Rondeau
     Write a Rondeau

(Grades 1-2)
     Purple Dog Buys a Kite

(Grades 3-5)
     "A Very Special Man..... Who Flies"
     Falkland Islands - Geography
     Lithuania - Geography
     The Space Needle
     The State that is "Round on the Ends and ‘HI' in the Middle" (O-HI-O)
     Wings of Oshkosh
(Grades 6-8)
     Breaking the Sound Barrier
     Sarah's 4-H Honeybee Project
     The Big Burp
     The Sioux
     Twelve Seconds That Changed the World
     Under the Cover of Darkness
     Woman of Flight -- Amelia Earhart

Finish the Story
     Rainforest Wishes (Grade 2-3)
     Seeing the World (Grade 2-3)
     The Bird and the Ribbon (Grade 2-4)
     A Froggy Surprise (Grade 2-4)
     The Turkey Hunt (Grade 3-4)
     The Prized Kite (Grade 3-4)
     Prisca and Jimitty (Grade 3-4)
     The Frogs and the Fish (Grade 3-5)
     Sammy the Elf (Grade 3-6)
     The Flying Penguin (Grade 3-6)
     Felicia's Fantastic Invention (Grade 3-6)
     The Superheroes Clean up the Earth (Grade 4-6)
     Floating on the Ocean (Grade 4-6)
     Dad, There's a Bird in the House! (Grade 4-6)
     The Kite Competition (Grade 5-6)
     Field Trip to the Rainforest (Grade 6-8)
     Bound for the North Pole (Grade 6-8)

What Would You Do?
     Damaged Kite (Grade 3-4)
     Leave Those Eggs Alone! (Grade 3-6)

Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     Off to the Pet Shop (Grade 1)
     What's for Lunch? (Grades 1-2)
     A Typical Day (Grades 1-3)
     Checking in at the Airport (Grade 2)
     To Grandma's House We Go (Grade 2)
     Won't You Like Us? (Grade 2)
     Half-Chick: A Tale from Spain (Grades 2-3)
     Owls (Grades 2-3)
     Penguins of Antarctica: All About Adelies (Grades 2-3)
     The Yellow Dragon: Why Some Animals Look the Way They Do (Grades 2-3)
     Why Tortoise's Shell Is Not Smooth (Grades 2-3)
     Antarctica: Life in a Frozen Land (Grades 2-4)
     Busy Bees: Life in a Honeybee Hive (Grades 2-4)
     Hunting for Treasure in the Rain Forest (Grades 2-4)
     Manners Matter (Grades 2-4)
     Mr. Fox and Miss Crow (Grades 2-4)
     The Old Wild Goose Tries to Keep Winter from Coming (Grades 2-4)
     A New Home for Sloth (Grade 3)
     Living in the Sahara Desert (Grades 3-4)
     The Frog Who Went to the Sky: A Tale from Angola (Grades 3-4)
     Tug of War: Which Animal is the Strongest? (Grades 3-4)
     Amazing Ants: Life in the Colony (Grades 3-5)
     Life in the Amazing and Unique Everglades (Grades 3-5)
     The Talking Salmon (Grades 3-5)
     The Hearty Animals of the Polar Region (Grades 3-6)
     Warm, Wet, and Lush: Life in the Rain Forest (Grades 3-6)
     Zac the Bat Makes a Mistake (Grades 3-6)
     Discover the Truth: The Legend of El Dorado (Grade 4)
     The House on the Hill (Grades 4-5)
     Fine Feathers (Grades 4-6)
     Grady Grasshopper and Archie Ant (Grades 4-6)
     The Eagle, the Snake, and the Hiker (Grades 4-6)
     Rising to a Challenge (Grades 4-7)

Reluctant Reader Books
     Emperor Penguins (Grade 2-3)
     Spring Has Sprung (Grade 2-3)
     Dream a Little Dream...What Does it Mean? (Grade 3-4)
     Good Luck Symbols from Around the Globe (Grade 3-4)
     Sleep Tight. Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite! (Grade 3-4)
     What Do Animals Do During the Winter? (Grade 3-4)
     Wild and Wacky Athlete Injuries (Grade 3-4)
     Temperate Forest Habitat (Grade 3-5)
     The Hummingbird That Lost Its Hum (Grade 3-5)
     Marculus Gets Another Pet (Grade 3-6)
     Marculus Gets his License (Grade 3-6)
     The Big Prize (Grade 3-6)
     Awesome Inventions (Grade 4-5)
     Big, Bigger, and Biggest Animals (Grade 4-5)
     Eww! Being Stinky to Stay Safe (Grade 4-5)
     Meat Munching Plants (Grade 4-5)
     Out-of-This-World Facts About Astronauts and Life in Outer Space (Grade 4-5)
     Ten Fascinating Facts About Bats (Grade 4-5)
     The Day the Seagulls Attacked (Grade 4-5)
     Marculus Gets a Job (Grade 4-6)
     Motorcycles (Grade 4-6)
     MT is for Montana (Grade 4-6)
     Origami (Grade 4-6)
     Savannah Banana Loves Yellow (Grade 4-6)
     So You Want to be a Superhero (Grade 4-6)
     WY is for Wyoming (Grade 4-6)
     Zephyr's Choice, Book 3: Victory (Grade 5)
     B Is for Baseball (Grade 5-6)
     Welcome Aboard Air Force One (Grade 5-6)
     Wet and Wild Water Slides (Grade 5-6)
     Animals on the Arctic Tundra (Grade 5-8)
     Gargoyles (Grade 5-8)
     The Tower of London (Grade 5-8)
     Shaping the Super Bowl (Grade 7-9)

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