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Read and Color
            Vegetables in the Garden
            There's a Scarecrow in My Garden
            Who Is in the Garden?
            In the Garden of Words: Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots!


Ponder the Picture Comprehension Puzzle
            Ponder the Picture: Gardening


How it Happens
            "How It Happens" Growing A Garden


Hidden and Ponder the Picture for April
            April Ponder: The Butterfly Garden


Grow A Garden
            Grow A Garden


Very Quick Readers
     The Dr. Seuss Memorial Sculpture Garden (Very Quick Reader; Grade 6-8 Readability)


Reading Comprehensions
     The Winter Spring Garden
     Grandma's Garden (Grades 1-2)
     Aunt Tilly's Garden (Grades 1-2)
     The Play-Magic Garden (Grades 2-3)
     A Murder in the Garden (Grades 2-3)
     Planting a Vegetable Garden (Grades 3-4)
     Producing and Supplying Electricity: Garden of Amps (Grades 4-5)
     Jake and Jackie Learn about Gardening, Part 1 (Grades 4-5)
     Jake and Jackie Learn about Gardening, Part 2 (Grades 4-5)
     Planting a Garden (Grades 5-7)
     Reefs - Gardens Under the Sea (Grades 5-7)
     Victorian Gardens (Grades 5-8)
     The Tower of Babel and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon (Grades 6-8)
     Rations, Salvage, and Victory Gardens (Grades 8-9)


Literature Book Units
     The Secret Garden (Grades 3-6)
     The Doll in the Garden (Grades 4-6)
     My Garden (Grades 0-2)


Read and Color Books
            What is Spring?
            Spring on the Jones Farm
            Almost Autumn
            A Grasshopper Grows
            The Cheerful Chicken
            September
            A Message from Your Vegetable Garden (June 17)
            A Funny Fever (March 20)
            A Little Help for Sam (April 8)
            Tiffany Forgives Mommy (March 18)
            Stacy Spreads Smiles (January 22)
            Squirrels
            Ducks
            Opening Day of the Winter Olympic Games for Animals (PDF file)


Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
    
Biographies
(Grades 6-8)
     Chris Van Allsburg - He Does It All
     Johnny Appleseed

Miscellaneous
(no assigned grade level)
     From Susanna's Journal
     Mary Cassatt
     The Nuts & Bolts of Light Bulbs
     The Problem with Trash
(Grades 1-2)
     A New Kind of Farm
     A Pilgrim Child's Life
     Buzzing Bee
     Garbage Garden
     Garter Snakes
     Kitty Mystery
     Poppy's Park
     The Grey Pression
     Three Little Fishes
(Grades 3-5)
     "Bin" Composting?
     A Box of Worms
     A Flower Mystery: Is It a Bulb or a Corm?
     A Long, Orange Finger
     A Slimy Visitor
     Andrew Jackson
     Art's Wild Side - Primitivism
     Black Literature Leaders
     Building a House
     Carl the Worm Wrangler
     Cousin Camp
     Dr. Seuss - A Man with an Imagination
     Duckling Summer
     Finding Rainbows
     Fired Up
     Fired Up
     Freezing Vegetables
     Frogs and Toads
     Going Batty
     Good Clean Earth
     Green Snakes
     Habitants of Quebec
     Helping - Be a Good Helper
     Henry Hardy's Rampaging Pumpkin
     House Plants
     How Machines Affect Our Lives
     How the Cat Began
     Ibis
     In Bed
     Jake and Jackie Go Shopping
     Jake and Jackie Plant a Tree
     Jamie's Dream
     Mystery of the Letter
     Nathan's Numbers
     Now and Then - Everyday Life in a New England Town
     Onion Domes and Other Wonders
     Pine Cone Fun
     Pretty Stained Glass
     Putting Rocks to Work
     Randolph's Adventure
     Roman Bathhouses
     Summer Treasure, Part 2
     Taj Mahal -- A Love Story
     Thanksgiving Dinner
     The Best Vegetables in the World
     The Buddha in the Rice Field
     The Indians and Thanksgiving
     The Miser and His Gold
     The Peasant and the Apple Tree
     The Pilgrimsí First Feast
     The Pumpkin Race
     The Sioux
     The Ute
     There's a Hummer in the Bathroom!
     Trimming Hedges
     Vegetables in a Pouch
     Water
     Weeding Out Bad Habits
     Wendy's World- Changes Over Time
     Wendy's World- Monuments
     Wendy's World- What is a President?
     What Does Your Nose Know?
     What's for Lunch?
     Where Do Seeds Come From?
     Which of the Seven Ancient Wonders Is Still Here?
     ~NAME0s~ Paint Problem
     ~NAME0~ and ~NAME1~ Learn About Honesty, Part 1
(Grades 6-8)
     A Beautiful Stain - Stained Glass
     Alaska for Sale
     Alex Flinn
     All About Apples: A Brief History of Apples
     Arlington National Cemetery
     Black Blizzards - Life in the Dust Bowl
     Buck Island Reef National Monument
     Castles
     Children of Japanese Relocation Camps
     Crystals
     Easter - Historical and Religious Perspective
     Edward Everett Hale - A Boy's Life in New England
     Elephants Never Forget Animal Cruelty
     Ellis Island - Gateway to America, Part 1
     Escaping Starvation in Holland
     Fame Can Be Found in Many Ways
     Gaslights
     Growing Up in the White House
     Growing Up in the White House
     Growing Up in the White House
     Habitants
     Health Care in Colonial Times
     Health in the Middle Ages
     Heredity
     How Can You Play Polo in the Water?
     How Does Poison Ivy Work?
     Jean-Jacques Rousseau
     Leonardo da Vinci - Architect
     Letter from a Slave Ship
     Lever, Wheel and Axle, and Pulley
     Lewis Carroll
     Life in the English Countryside
     Living in Mexico
     Mayan Planting Techniques
     Mealtime in the Middle Ages
     Mood or Tone
     Mosques and Palaces of Islamic Architecture
     Mosses
     Mr. Pool and the Hot Tub Mystery
     Paul Fleischman
     Plant Behaviors and Evolution
     Raccoons
     Raccoons, the Masked Bandits
     Rainbows
     Remembering September 11th
     Robert Kimmel Smith
     Susie Baker - Black Teacher
     Tennis Anyone?
     The Greeks - Makers of the World Wonders
     The Home Front
     The Muskogee People
     The Mystery of the Fifth Window, Part Three
     The Mystery of the Hidden Photograph, Part Three
     The Mystery of the Newspaper Bandit
     The Navajo People
     The Paper Clips Project
     The Pilgrims' Real Thanksgiving Menu
     The Renaissance in France
     The Rotten Truth
     The Selkirk Settlement
     The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
     The Tale of the Taj Mahal
     The Ute People
     Using a Calendar
     Votes for Women, Part 2 - Abigail's Powerful Pen
     What Does a Geneticist Do?
     What Is a Mosaic?
     What Is Buddhism?
     What Is Primitivism?
     Where Have the Honeybees Gone?
     Women on the Home Front - Rosie the Riveter
     Women's Role in the Family
(Grades 9-12)
     Earth's Oldest Animals?
     Hatshepsut
     Indira Gandhi
     Mesopotamia 101
     Regal Dirt
     Seward's Folly
     The Ave Maria Grotto: "The Scenic Shrine of the South"
     The Mughal Dynasty
     The Navajo Wars
     The Neo-Babylonian Empire
     Warriors and Heroes - Native Americans in World War II

Stories
(Grades 3-5)
     Dino-Store
     The Butterfly Project
     Three Can Be a Crowd
     Watercolor Washout
     Welcome to Crescent City

Animals
(Grades 3-5)
     Marmots
(Grades 6-8)
     Eels
     Mantis Shrimps
     Prairie Dogs

Geography
(no assigned grade level)
     A Visit to Roger Williams Park Zoo
     Camping in Acadia National Park
     Iraq
(Grades 3-5)
     France - Geography
     Jamie's week at Camp Habitat
     My International Adventure
     Russia - Traditions and Daily Life
     Spain - Geography
     The Ohio State Symbols Game
(Grades 6-8)
     Hawaii
     Hungary - Culture
     Kenya - Traditions and Daily Life
     Vatican - Geography
(Grades 9-12)
     Venezuela - History


Finish the Story
     The Easter Hat (Grade 1-3)
     Patty the Pumpkin Discovers Halloween (Grade 2-4)
     Advertising Mom (Grade 2-4)
     Bob the Gnome Gets a New Home (Grade 2-4)
     An Olympic Dream (Grade 3-4)
     Prisca and Jimitty (Grade 3-4)
     So Many Kinds of Scientists! (Grade 3-5)
     Jacqueline and the Cornstalk (Grade 3-5)
     Paul and Paula's Pumpkin Puzzle (Grade 3-6)
     Megan Bakes Zucchini Bread (Grade 3-6)
     A Special Book for a Special Teacher (Grade 3-6)
     Easter Cleaning (Grade 4-5)


What Would You Do?
     Jade Has A Dream (Grade 3-6)
     Winter Woes (Grade 3-6)
     If I Were First Lady (Grade 4-6)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     A Trip to the Farm (Grades 1-3)
     To Grandma's House We Go (Grade 2)
     Won't You Like Us? (Grade 2)
     Clean Up! (Grades 2-3)
     Four Seasons Potluck (Grades 2-3)
     I Want to Be a Jack-O-Lantern (Grades 2-3)
     Silliness (Grades 2-3)
     Cheng and Jian: The Story of Two Chinese Brothers (Grades 3-4)
     The Miser's Gold (Grades 3-5)
     Todd and the Apple Tree (Grades 3-5)
     King Sejong and His Alphabet: A Korean Tale (Grades 4-5)


Reluctant Reader Books
     Ladybugs! (Grade 2-4)
     Meet Miranda Cosgrove (Grade 3-4)
     P.U. Plants (Grade 3-4)
     The Hummingbird That Lost Its Hum (Grade 3-5)
     Joey Roo and Something New (Grade 3-6)
     RI is for Rhode Island (Grade 3-6)
     Where, Oh Where is Monty the Bear? (Grade 3-6)
     Busting Bad Luck Myths (Grade 4-5)
     Anne Frank (Grade 4-6)
     CO is for Colorado (Grade 4-6)
     CT is for Connecticut (Grade 4-6)
     MA is for Massachusetts (Grade 4-6)
     Machu Picchu: The City in the Clouds (Grade 4-6)
     NJ is for New Jersey (Grade 4-6)
     NM is for New Mexico (Grade 4-6)
     OR is for Oregon (Grade 4-6)
     Underwater Adventure, Book Two (Grade 4-6)
     UT is for Utah (Grade 4-6)
     WI is for Wisconsin (Grade 4-6)
     Amazing Mazes (Grade 5-8)
     The Tower of London (Grade 5-8)
     Famous Cemeteries in the U.S. (Grade 6-8)
     The History of the Circus (Grade 6-8)


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