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Read and Color
            Flying Free: The Story of Bessie Coleman
            The Fantastic Flying Squirrel
            Wallace's Flying Frog


Hidden and Ponder the Picture for March
            Ponder the Picture: Mammals Flying Kites


Short Readers
     Flying the Flag (Short Reader; Grade 2-3 Readability)
     Flying Snakes (Short Reader; Grade 2-3 Readability)


Reading Comprehensions
     Wendy's World- Flying Machines (Grades 2-3)
     The Flying Panzer (Grades 2-3)
     Bats: Furry, Flying Mammals (Grades 3-4)
     Flying Snakes (Grades 3-6)
     Flying Fish (Grades 3-6)
     Flying Squirrels (Grades 4-7)
     Flying Cigars? (Grades 5-7)
     High Flying Heroes - Fighter Planes and Pilots of WWII (Grades 6-8)
     Leonardo da Vinci's Flying Machines (Grades 6-8)


Finish the Story
     The Flying Penguin (Grade 3-6)


Literature Book Units
     A Flying Birthday Cake? (Marvin Redpost 6) (Grades 1-3)
     Flying Solo (Grades 5-8)
     Kite Flying (Grades 0-3)


Read and Color Books
            What is Spring?
            A Tale of Two Brothers
            Kelly Kangaroo Goes to Kansas
            A Rainforest Mystery (October 18)
            Squirrels
            Balto the Bald Eagle
            Ducks


Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
    
Biographies
(Grades 6-8)
     Anne Morrow Lindbergh
     John Glenn
     Neil Armstrong

Miscellaneous
(Grades 1-2)
     Fawn Finds Fall
     If I Had...
     Ladybug Life Cycle
     Ride for the Gold
     The House Wren and the Dandelion: A Lesson in Trust
     The Shape of Things
(Grades 3-5)
     A Tale of Two Grandmas
     A Wild Ride: Equestrian Vaulting
     An E-mail from Charlie Cloud
     Bears in Disguise
     Betsy Byars
     Blue-Footed Boobies
     Broad Stripes and Bright Stars — Song for a Flag
     Disc Golf Cap
     Fish of the Reef
     Going Batty
     Going Batty
     Gothic Gargoyles and Churches
     Growing Cities
     Half-Staff
     Hardscrabble Christmas I
     Helicopter Heroes: Heroes of Hurricane Katrina
     Helicopter Heroes: Heroes of Hurricane Katrina
     Henry Hardy's Rampaging Pumpkin
     Jacanas
     Jake and Jackie Learn to Throw a Frisbee
     Keith Interviews Ana, the Imperial Amazon Parrot
     Kite Shapes
     Lisa for President
     Making a Big Splash with Water Polo!
     Marie's Race
     Moving With a Pet
     Oh Say Can You See....and Sing: The National Anthem
     Olympic Snowboarding - The History
     One Star-Spangled Banner, Please! (Could You Super-Size That?)
     One Stitch, Two Stitch, Red, White, and Blue Stitch
     Pet Care in the Summer
     Rachel Interviews Aaron the Desert Locust
     Rachel Interviews Mandy
     Safe at Home - Civil Defense in WWII
     Secretary Birds
     Skua
     Sports Balls
     Storm Safety
     The Beginning of Our National Anthem
     The Birds, the Beasts, and the Bat
     The First Fourth
     The Flyer Colony
     The Halifax Explosion
     The Lone Star Flag
     The Mystery of the Big Balloon
     The Scary Sleepover
     The Sense of Hearing: Do You Hear What I Hear?
     Traveling - Make Your Travel Plans
     Val is Visual, Part 1
     Welcome to Inuit, Part 1
     Welcome to Inuit, Part 2
     Welcome to Inuit, Part 3
     Would You Fly If You Could?
(Grades 6-8)
     "Lucky Lindy" Takes Flight, Part 1
     "Lucky Lindy" Takes the Bait, Part 2
     "Lucky Lindy" Takes the Prize, Part 3
     A Splendid Little War, Part 1 - The First Battle
     A Star Spangled Performance, Part 2
     A Taste for Gold, Part 3
     Adventurous Women
     An Afghan Girl Goes to School
     An Afghan Girl Goes to School
     Animals With Backbones
     Balloons As Weapons?
     Battle of Midway Island
     Bird Adaptations
     Black Blizzards and the Dust Bowl
     Botticelli
     British General Haig
     Brunelleschi's Dome
     Building a Cathedral
     California Condors
     Carrion Flowers
     Chinese Kung Fu
     Collecting Weather Data
     Confederate Flag Controversy
     Crickets
     Crop Circles
     Do Meteorologists Study Meteors?
     Dog Agility
     Dog Sledding
     Even Leonardo Made Mistakes
     Fireflies
     Five Kinds of Vertebrates
     Francis Scott Key and the Star Spangled Banner
     Fun Fads of the Fab Fifties
     Grand Gothic Architecture
     Gravity
     Halifax's Deadly Explosion
     Hazardous Duty - Bombers of WWII and their Crews
     Helicopters
     How Can You Play Polo in the Water?
     How Do Airplanes Work?
     How Does a Kite Work?
     Immigrant Cooking in America
     It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's a Sugar Glider!
     It's Dynamic! Force and Energy
     Jonathan Swift
     Jumping, Leaping Horses!
     King Henry VII
     Ladybugs
     Leonardo da Vinci's Notebooks
     Lester Pearson
     Li Bing and Dujianyan
     Life in a Refugee Camp
     Lunar Apples
     Machine Guns
     Macramé
     Man Imitates Birds
     Mary Pickersgill and the Star-Spangled Banner
     Michael Scott
     Monarchs on the Move: A Southern Migration
     Parabatics - Skydiving with Flair
     Peregrine Falcons
     Presidential Travel
     Ravens
     Red Summer - A Season of Fear
     Remember the Maine! - Causes of America's War with Spain
     Rock Climbing
     Roswell
     Sedna, Goddess of the Sea
     Shaun White
     Skydiving
     Snowbiking
     Snowboarding
     Snowkiting and Other Kiting Sports
     The 1974 Super Tornado Outbreak
     The Berlin Airlift
     The Brown Pelican
     The Brown Pelican
     The Case of the Disappearing Bats
     The Christmas Tree Ship Disaster
     The Peace of Westphalia
     The Race to Nome: The 1925 Alaska Serum Run
     The Ride of a Lifetime: Equestrian Vaulting
     The Space Needle: A Washington Landmark
     The Wild World of Water Polo
     Tinker Bell Takes a Flight
     Tournaments
     Up, Up, and Away with the Blue Angels!
     Valentine's Day Traditions
     War Beneath the Waves - Sardine Duty: Life as a Submariner
     Warrior's Heart, Part 1 - Ira Hayes
     What Is Realistic Painting?
     What Is Scrapbooking?
     What's Gravity Got To Do With It?
     When Man Took Flight
     Where Have the Bats Gone?
     Where Will You Go on Your Vacation?
     Where Would We Be Without the Ballpoint Pen?
     Women at War
     Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
     Yuri Gagarin - First Man in Space
(Grades 9-12)
     Amelia Mary Earhart
     Earth Time - The Mesozoic and Cenozoic Eras
     Earthquakes and Our Society
     Electricity
     Hurricane Hunters
     In the Path of a Hurricane
     Ishmael Beah
     Joseph Heller
     Ralph Ellison
     Shuttle to the Stars
     The "Blast Off" Engineers
     The Beginning of War in Japan
     The Color of Heroes - The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen
     The Cuban Missile Crisis
     The Helicopter Flies High
     The History of Christianity

Stories
(Grades 3-5)
     Baseball Legend
     Falling Star
     Rascal and the Rattlesnake, Part 2

Animals
(Grades 6-8)
     Humpback Whales

Geography
(no assigned grade level)
     The Concord Coach
     The Little Snout
(Grades 3-5)
     "A Very Special Man..... Who Flies"
     Land Ahoy!
     Nicaragua - Geography
     The Space Needle
     The Star-Spangled Banner
     Yellowstone National Park
(Grades 6-8)
     Breaking the Sound Barrier
     Canada - Geography
     Under the Cover of Darkness
     Woman of Flight -- Amelia Earhart


Finish the Story
     Follow That Squirrel (Grade 2-3)
     Seeing the World (Grade 2-3)
     Mow Swing (Grade 2-3)
     Wishing Under the Canopy (Grade 2-3)
     A Hat of Many Colors (Grade 2-4)
     Building a Scarepeople (Grade 2-4)
     Come Fly Away (Grade 2-4)
     Something New for Dinner (Grade 2-4)
     Rushing into Trouble (Grade 3-4)
     The Prized Kite (Grade 3-4)
     Where Shall We Go? (Grade 3-5)
     Robbie's Invention (Grade 3-6)
     The Big Wheel Is in a Wheelchair (Grade 3-6)
     A Spring Cleaning Surprise (Grade 3-6)
     Road Trip (Grade 4-5)
     I Am Thankful For... (Grade 4-6)
     The Dropped Dinner (Grade 4-6)
     Dad, There's a Bird in the House! (Grade 4-6)
     The Kite Competition (Grade 5-6)


What Would You Do?
     Damaged Kite (Grade 3-4)
     Animal Rescue (Grade 4-5)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     We're Picking Up Gramma (Grades 1-2)
     Checking in at the Airport (Grade 2)
     Silliness (Grades 2-3)
     The Four Dragons (Grades 2-3)
     The Yellow Dragon: Why Some Animals Look the Way They Do (Grades 2-3)
     Busy Bees: Life in a Honeybee Hive (Grades 2-4)
     Mr. Sparrow and His Big Mouth (Grades 2-4)
     The Doctor's Appointment (Grades 2-4)
     The Old Wild Goose Tries to Keep Winter from Coming (Grades 2-4)
     Maui Tames the Sun: A Hawaiian Legend (Grades 3-4)
     The Cuckoo: A Siberian Story (Grades 3-4)
     The Kite and the Cloud (Grades 3-4)
     Tug of War: Which Animal is the Strongest? (Grades 3-4)
     We Are Circus Performers (Grades 3-4)
     Why Bats Fly at Night: A Story from Laos (Grades 3-4)
     Life in the Amazing and Unique Everglades (Grades 3-5)
     The Great Rain: A Native American Legend (Grades 3-5)
     Warm, Wet, and Lush: Life in the Rain Forest (Grades 3-6)
     Manners Mayhem at the Movie Theater (Grades 4-5)
     The Poor Man and the Snake (Grades 4-5)


Reluctant Reader Books
     Dear Diary, What a Year! (Grade 2-3)
     Ladybugs! (Grade 2-4)
     Dream a Little Dream...What Does it Mean? (Grade 3-4)
     Oil in the Gulf (Grade 3-4)
     Oops! More Wild and Wacky Sports Injuries (Grade 3-4)
     Room 127: Freddie Can Fly! (Story #2) (Grade 3-4)
     Wild and Wacky Athlete Injuries (Grade 3-4)
     Auto Racing (Grade 3-5)
     The Hummingbird That Lost Its Hum (Grade 3-5)
     Mapping ABC Style (Grade 3-6)
     Marculus Gets his License (Grade 3-6)
     Marculus Goes to a Potluck (Grade 3-6)
     The Big Prize (Grade 3-6)
     Aliens: Fact or Fiction? (Grade 4-5)
     Crazy Coasters (Grade 4-5)
     Funny Frog Facts (Grade 4-5)
     Meat Munching Plants (Grade 4-5)
     Mike and the Legend of St. Valentine (Grade 4-5)
     Military Machines (Grade 4-5)
     Play Hard, Stay Safe (Grade 4-5)
     Shaun White: Action Sport Superstar (Grade 4-5)
     Special Forces: Pararescue Jumpers (Grade 4-5)
     Ten Fascinating Facts About Bats (Grade 4-5)
     The Crazy Crashes of NASCAR (Grade 4-5)
     The Magic in Room 127: Isabella's Story (Grade 4-5)
     Want to be an Astronaut? (Grade 4-5)
     Weird and Wild Sports from Around the World (Grade 4-5)
     Worst Case Scenario Survival Guide: Lost at Sea (Grade 4-5)
     Dog Mushing (Grade 4-6)
     Let's Go Fly a Kite! (Grade 4-6)
     Marculus Goes to Summer Camp (Grade 4-6)
     ND is for North Dakota (Grade 4-6)
     NM is for New Mexico (Grade 4-6)
     Rocky Mountain National Park Adventure (Grade 4-6)
     So You Want to be a Superhero (Grade 4-6)
     Storm Chasers: Into the Storm (Grade 4-6)
     Under the Big Top: Circus Performers (Grade 4-6)
     Pirate Ships and Pirate Crews (Grade 4-8)
     Zephyr's Choice, Book 3: Victory (Grade 5)
     Alien Encounter? The Betty and Barney Hill Story (Grade 5-6)
     Welcome Aboard Air Force One (Grade 5-6)
     Extreme Sports: Going to Extremes (Grade 5-7)
     Snowmobiles (Grade 5-7)
     The National Baseball Hall of Famers: The First Ten (Grade 5-7)
     Animals on the Arctic Tundra (Grade 5-8)
     Frisbees (Grade 5-8)
     Stories from the Bermuda Triangle: Flight 19 (Grade 6-7)
     Glaciers in Alaska (Grade 6-8)
     Shaping the Super Bowl (Grade 7-9)


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