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Read and Color
            The Gentle Giant
            The Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion

Very Quick Readers
     The Giant Panda (Very Quick Reader; Grade 3-5 Readability)
     Galapagos Giant Tortoises (Very Quick Reader; Grade 4-6 Readability)

Short Readers
     Giant Toads (Short Reader; Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Giant Anteaters (Short Reader; Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Giant Squid (Short Reader; Grade 5-7 Readability)
     The Largest Rodent of All: The Giant Beaver (Short Reader; Grade 5-7 Readability)

Reading Comprehensions
     Alyssa's Giant Pumpkin (Grades 5-6)
     Keith Interviews Mei, the Giant Panda (Grades 1-3)
     Otis the Rhyming Giant (Grades 2-3)
     "Georgia's Giant Rock" (Grades 3-4)
     Where's the Beef? Giant Meat Eaters (Grades 3-5)
     Giant Pandas (Grades 3-6)
     Japanese Giant Salamanders (Grades 4-6)
     Giant Squids (Grades 4-6)
     Additional Project - "A Giant Conestoga Wagon" or "The Wagon Stops Here!" (Grades 4-6)
     The Gas Giant Planets (Grades 5-7)
     Peter Francisco: The Virginia Giant (Grades 6-7)
     The Great American Newspaper War, Part 1 - Rise of the Giants (Grades 7-9)

Reluctant Reader Books
     Giant Pandas (Grade 2-3)
     Save the Giant Pandas (Grade 4-5)
     The Giants of Easter Island (Grade 4-6)

Finish the Story
     Itchy Witchy and the Giant Pumpkins (Grade 3-4)

Literature Book Units
     Giant Pandas (Grades 2-4)
     One Giant Leap: The Story of Neil Armstrong (Grades 2-5)
     Escaping the Giant Wave (Grades 4-6)
     James and the Giant Peach (Grades 4-6)

Read and Color Books
            Matt's Red, White, and Blue Ribbon
            The Golden Door: Ellis Island
            Snow Day
            Farmer Fuller's Fig Farm
            Lizzy visits the National Zoo

Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
(no assigned grade level)
     Race to the Moon
(Grades 3-5)
     A Bubble Net and a Buffet
     A Slimy Visitor
     A Tale of Two Grandmas
     Alpine Skiing
     Camel Spiders
     Carnivorous Plants?
     Chugga, Chugga, Choo, Choo! All About Trains
     Creative Caterpillars
     Crocodiles and Alligators
     Disappearing Act - The Anasazi, Part 1
     Garon Gets Glasses
     Greenland Sharks
     Henry Hardy's Rampaging Pumpkin
     How Are Ocean Waves Made?
     How Many Seeds Are In Your Pumpkin?
     How Ocean Waves Move
     If You Give a Manatee a Cookie...
     Jeff Brown
     Katie's First Day of School
     Laura Helps the Street Children of Ecuador
     Making Promises
     Miss Brenda's Good Table Manners Game
     Mrs. Badger's Honey Cake
     Olympic Alpine Skiing
     Olympic Snowboarding - The History
     Olympic Snowboarding: The Facts
     On the Edge
     Pulling Together
     Race to the Moon!
     Redwood National and State Parks
     Roald Dahl
     Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
     Shake, Rattle, and Roll
     Shaun White, Snowboarder
     Stag Beetles
     Take a Tour of the Skeletal System, Part 1
     The Bee and Jupiter
     The Coliseum, Rome's Stadium
     The Flyer Colony
     The Great Pyramid
     The Great Story of the Great Seal
     The Men on the Moon
     The Pumpkin Race
     The Secret Life of Seeds
     The Thunderbird
     Trading Day: Will Learns About Trade-Offs
     Wavelength, Crest, and Trough
     Weeding Out Bad Habits
     Whales and Dolphins
     What Are Earthquakes?
     What Are Glaciers?
     What Is a Weather Map?
     Where Do Seeds Come From?
     ~NAME0s~ Paint Problem
(Grades 6-8)
     2002 Winter Olympics
     A Star is Born
     Air - The Atmosphere
     Aksel Lund Svindal: Alpine All-Star
     Alberto Tomba - Italian Ski Champion
     An American Family Visits the Food Bank
     Anaconda: A Super-Sized and Super Sneaky Snake!
     Animals Without Backbones
     Asteroids and Comets
     Austria's "The Herminator"
     Aztec 101
     Bird Adaptations
     Centipede or Millipede?
     Christmas at the White House
     Clouds and Precipitation
     Clues to Earth's Past
     Dangerous Volcanoes
     Desert Plants
     Earth's Lithosphere
     Eructation-What is a Burp?
     Fault-Block Mountains and Valleys
     Fungi - Friends or Foes?
     Galileo Tours Io
     General Sherman
     Halloween Across the U.S.A.
     How Do Windmills Produce Energy?
     How Does a Hurricane Work?
     How Does a Surfboard Work?
     How Does a Tornado Work?
     How Does Animal Camouflage Work?
     How Is Paper Recycled?
     How Was the Solar System Formed?
     Hydrothermal Vents
     Ice Age Mammals: The Woolly Rhino
     Inclines Planes, Wedges, and Screws
     Lever, Wheel and Axle, and Pulley
     Lewis Carroll
     Li Bing and Dujianyan
     Life During the Mesozoic Era
     Lorenzo de'Medici
     Matt, the Entrepreneur
     Michigan: Home of the Cross in the Woods
     More Gross but Edible Foods
     New Horizons Mission to Pluto
     One Symbolic Seal
     Plant Adaptations
     Planting a Garden
     Poisonous Plants
     Recycling: Something Old Is New Again
     Renaissance Music
     Roger Lancelyn Green
     Saguaro National Park
     Temperate Rain Forests
     Thanksgiving Day Parade
     The 1980 Eruption of Mount St. Helens
     The Crittercam
     The Endangered Species Act
     The Epic of Gilgamesh
     The Galapagos Islands
     The Greeks - Makers of the World Wonders
     The Hubble Space Telescope
     The Iliad and the Odyssey, Part 2
     The Legacy of the Snowman
     The Liberty Bell
     The Liberty Bell
     The Life Cycle of a Star
     The Loss of the Honeybees
     The Mystery of the Cottingley Fairies
     The New Ocean
     The Petrified Forest
     The Protist Kingdom
     The Pumpkinfest at Thompson's Farm
     The Rocky Planets
     The Street Children of Ecuador
     The Sun
     The Tower of Babel and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon
     Tsunami in the Indian Ocean
     Tsunami: What a Wave!
     What Are Hurricanes?
     What Are Time Zones?
     What Is a Tsunami?
     What Is Sculpture?
     What's Under the Ocean Waves?
     Yearning to Breathe Free-Immigration in the 1890s, Pt. 1
     ~NAME0~ Learns a Lesson About Wealth
(Grades 9-12)
     America: A Melting Pot of Cultures
     Andrewsarchus: Largest Mammalian Carnivore Ever?
     Autumn Across America
     Darwin's Theory of Evolution
     Earth's Oldest Animals?
     Fighting For Their Livelihoods-Labor Wars of the 1890s
     Hurricane Hunters
     Mesopotamia and the Bible
     The "Maine" Reason to Pick Your Teeth
     Wisconsin's House on the Rock

(no assigned grade level)
     Ancient Egypt - History
(Grades 3-5)
     Brazil - Geography
     Chile - Geography
     Ecuador - Geography
     Falkland Islands - Geography
     India - Geography
     Nepal - Geography
     Nicaragua - Geography
     Quebec Theme - Polar Bears
     The Charter Oak
     The Fair
     The Legend of Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes
     Wings of Oshkosh
(Grades 6-8)
     Jackie Robinson
     Khufu's Great Pyramid
     Norway - Daily life
     Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
     The Auroral Lights
(Grades 9-12)
     Indonesia - History

Finish the Story
     At the Balloon Rally (Grade 2-4)
     Not in My Mouth! (Grade 3-4)
     The Mouse and the Ant (Grade 3-4)
     Tales of Tom Turkey (Grade 3-5)
     The Ants' Picnic (Grade 3-5)
     Paul and Paula's Pumpkin Puzzle (Grade 3-6)
     How Pandas Got Their Colors (Grade 3-6)
     Helping the Animals (Grade 4-6)
     A New Holiday to Celebrate (Grade 4-6)
     A Trip to the Rainforest (Grade 4-6)
     An Artifact on Mars (Grade 8-9)
     Would You Want to Live Forever? (Grade 9-12)

Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     The Kites Fly High (Grades 1-2)
     All About Mardi Gras (Grades 3-4)
     Life in the African Savanna (Grades 3-5)
     Warm, Wet, and Lush: Life in the Rain Forest (Grades 3-6)

Reluctant Reader Books
     Let's Go Digging For Dinosaurs! (Grade 2-3)
     Weird and Wonderful You! Book #1 (Grade 2-4)
     All in the Family: The Manning Brothers (Grade 3-4)
     Can You Believe it? Wild and Wacky Truths from Around the World (Grade 3-4)
     Dream a Little Dream...What Does it Mean? (Grade 3-4)
     Meet Bigfoot (Grade 3-4)
     Mind Your Animal Manners (Grade 3-4)
     Worst Case Scenario Survival Guide: Quicksand (Grade 3-4)
     Ogres (Grade 3-5)
     Grammar Zoo Train (Grade 3-6)
     Aliens: Fact or Fiction? (Grade 4-5)
     Big, Bigger, and Biggest Animals (Grade 4-5)
     Bigfoot: Truth or Tale? (Grade 4-5)
     Emperor Penguins (Grade 4-5)
     Home Sweet Home: Wild and Wacky Houses around the World (Grade 4-5)
     Meat Munching Plants (Grade 4-5)
     Shaquille O'Neal (Grade 4-5)
     Stop the Car! Wild and Wacky Road Trip Sites (Grade 4-5)
     Worst Case Scenario Survival Guide: Lost at Sea (Grade 4-5)
     Worst Case Scenario Survival Guide: Shark Attack (Grade 4-5)
     AZ is for Arizona (Grade 4-6)
     CA is for California (Grade 4-6)
     Hall of Records at Mount Rushmore (Grade 4-6)
     NV is for Nevada (Grade 4-6)
     SD is for South Dakota (Grade 4-6)
     The Magic Shower Stall, Book One (Grade 4-6)
     Zephyr's Choice, Book 1 (Grade 5)
     Watch Out! I'm Dangerous! (Grade 5-6)
     Wet and Wild Water Slides (Grade 5-6)
     Wild and Wacky Dinosaur Facts (Grade 5-6)
     The National Baseball Hall of Famers: The First Ten (Grade 5-7)
     Endangered Animals (Grade 5-8)
     Let's Eat: Unusual Foods! (Grade 5-8)
     Lighthouses (Grade 5-8)
     Stonehenge (Grade 5-8)

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