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Read and Color
            Christmas Gifts


Reading Comprehensions
     Gift for a Snowman (Grades 2-3)
     A Gift for Dad (Grades 2-3)
     Papa Wood Duck's Gift (Grades 2-3)
     The Secret Gift (Grades 3-5)
     Wrapping a Gift (Grades 3-5)
     Gift Cards (Grades 3-5)
     Valentine's Day Gift of Love (Grades 4-5)
     Stephanie Tolan: An Advocate for Gifted Children (Grades 4-6)
     Gifts from the Rainforest (Grades 4-7)
     Gift of Horses (Grades 7-8)
     Three Day Event: The Gift Horse (Grades 8-10)
     The Gift of Red Silk (Grade 10)


Finish the Story
     An Unusual Gift (Grade 3-5)
     A Special Gift for Mom (Grade 5)


What Would You Do?
     When You Can't Afford a Gift (Grade 3-5)
     Is this Gift Good Enough? (Grade 4-6)
     Gift Clothes (Grade 6-8)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     The Gift of Gold (Grades 4-6)


Literature Book Units
     Winter's Gift (Grades 1-3)
     Gifts From The Sea (Grades 4-8)
     A Season of Gifts (Grades 5-8)
     The Ultimate Gift (Grades 7-12)


Read and Color Books
            A History of Mother's Day
            A Tale of Two Brothers
            Buzzy Bee and the Sweet Honey Tree
            The Fairies' Gift (February 28)
            A Sweet Christmas
            Introduction to November
            A Handful of Violets


Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
    
Biographies
(Grades 6-8)
     Anne Morrow Lindbergh
     Augusta Savage
     Johanna Spyri

Miscellaneous
(Grades 1-2)
     Grandpa's Cane
(Grades 3-5)
     A Bicycle for Jake
     A Father's Day to Remember
     A Good Idea
     A Kid's Best Friend
     A Very Special Christmas Gift
     America's Library
     Andres Is Kidnapped in Colombia
     Budget Blues
     Celebrating Father's Day Forever
     Christmas Shopping
     David A. Adler
     Do You Have the Map?
     Eros and Psyche
     Gerald McDermott
     Gertrude Chandler Warner
     Going to a Party
     Gran's New Year
     Happy Birthday To You!
     Heroes of September 11
     Holding a Grudge
     I Wish I Were ...
     Jake and Jackie Learn about Mailing a Package
     Jake and Jackie Learn About Thank You Notes
     Jake and Jackie Prepare for the Holidays
     Kids Konnected
     Kisses for Kaeden
     Kwanzaa Symbols (nonfiction)
     Lisa Plans a Party
     Magazines and Cards
     Make a Difference Express
     Making a Difference in Faraway Lands
     Marci's Mean Mom, Part 2
     Mother's Day
     Myli Learns About Social Security
     Not a Typical Mother's Day
     Opening a Savings Account
     Pay Yourself First
     Pen Pal Poetry Party!
     Prize for Peace
     Saint Valentine and Claudius
     Situational Irony
     Strength is a Strength
     The Autograph Hound
     The Bee and Jupiter
     The Best Salesman in the World
     The Champ
     The Golden Fleece
     The Lonely Reindeer
     The Oregon Trail
     The Real Toy Story
     The Saturday Project: Learning to Give
     The Secret Santas
     The Secret Santas
     The Sounds, Scents, and Stories of Christmas
     The Statue of Liberty
     Thomas Edison
     Three Siblings and a Big Secret
     Tobacco in the Americas
     Tuna Fish Valentine
     Ulysses S. Grant
     Valentine's Day
     Visiting Katie
     Weird as Blackbeard, Part 1
     Wendy's World- Three Branches
     What to Do for Father's Day
     Writing a Check
     You Like Him Best!, Part 2
     Zach and His Little Red Wagon
     ~NAME0s~ Story: An Attitude of Gratitude
(Grades 6-8)
     "Egg"cellent Traditions
     "Fore" - The History of Golf
     Alex Flinn
     An African Girl Drinks Clean, Fresh Water
     Animals in the White House - First Dogs
     Archimedes
     Art Mystery, Part 5 - A Letter and an Answer
     Benjamin Bloom
     Bessie Coleman: "World's Greatest Woman Flyer"
     Bill Cosby Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom
     Blaise Pascal
     Boccaccio
     Boris Goldovsky
     California Missions
     Candles in December
     Clara Barton
     Comforting, Cozy Quilts
     Do Not Stand Idly By
     Father's Day Fishing, Part 1
     Father's Day
     Getting Your Act Together!
     Giotto
     Gratitude
     Greeting Cards and More
     Habitants
     Hadrian
     Haiku
     Halloween in Other Countries
     Happy Hanukkah!
     Hernando Cortes
     Holidays
     How Is Tabasco Sauce Made?
     Hugs For Heroes: The Story of Bailey Reese
     Ireland
     It's Free!
     Jean Learns About National Symbols and Holidays
     Johannes Kepler and the Mystery of Six-Cornered Snowflakes
     John Coy
     Kidnapping in Colombia
     Lady Liberty Gets a Makeover!
     Lester Pearson
     London
     Making a Budget
     Markus Zusak
     Mollusks
     Mother's Day Around the World
     My New Red Shoes
     On The Last Day of School
     Organ Transplants
     Origami
     Oseola McCarty: The Wisdom of a Washerwoman
     Passing the Tests at Ellis Island
     Planning for Christmas
     Pompey the Great
     President Carter's Mission of Peace
     Sailing, Sailing, Over the Bounding Main
     Scarcity
     Starting Your Own Business
     The Celebration Continues
     The Golden Touch of Goldsmithing
     The Haida: Eagle or Raven?
     The Magic Present
     The Mystery of the Hidden Photograph, Part Three
     The Mystery of the Strand of Pearls, Part 1
     The Story Behind Christmas (religious)
     The Street Children of Ecuador
     The Winner of the Best Dressed Award
     Valentine's Day Around the World
     What Did the People of the Totem Pole Believe?
     What Is Calligraphy?
     What Is Knitting?
     What Is Sikhism?
     Why Me?, Part 4
     World War II, Part 2
     Yearning to Breathe Free-Immigration in the 1890s, Pt. 1
     Ying Chang Compestine
     ~NAME1s~ Money
(Grades 9-12)
     Anton Chekhov
     Arthur Miller
     Edith Wharton
     From Electrician to President
     Generosity
     George and Ira Gershwin: Musical Teamwork
     Harper Lee
     Hawaiian Etiquette
     J.D. Salinger
     Julius Caesar
     Lorraine Hansberry
     Mary Mcleod Bethune
     Of Pain and Music: Biography of Pyotr Tchaikovsky
     Seamus Heaney
     Sean Stewart
     Seward's Folly
     Silent Night: The Christmas Truce of World War I
     The "Maine" Reason to Pick Your Teeth
     The Merci Train
     The Ave Maria Grotto: "The Scenic Shrine of the South"
     The First Dynasty of Babylon
     The Friendship Train
     The History of Christianity
     The Mughal Dynasty
     The Neo-Babylonian Empire

Stories
(Grades 3-5)
     A Truly Good Sport
     Andrew's Treasure Hunt
     Dino-Store
     The Research Project
(Grades 6-8)
     Just Say No

Geography
(no assigned grade level)
     Ancient Egypt - Daily Life
(Grades 3-5)
     Christmas in Italy
     Hawaii
     Huya's Apprenticeship
(Grades 6-8)
     "Say Cheese"- The First Affordable Camera
     Born Free Mary McLeod-Bethune
     From Mayflower to Massachusetts
     Kenya - Traditions and Daily Life
     New Jersey
     Nigeria - Culture
     Russia - Holidays
     Ukraine - Culture
     Vatican - History
     Vietnam - Culture


Finish the Story
     A Special Teddy (Grade 1-3)
     A Fat Cat (Grade 2-4)
     Daddy Has Lots of Ties! (Grade 2-4)
     Disappearing Apples (Grade 3)
     Eye See You! (Grade 3-5)
     Sammy the Elf (Grade 3-6)
     The Leprechauns' Surprise (Grade 3-6)
     How Pandas Got Their Colors (Grade 3-6)
     The Frozen Turkey Dilemma (Grade 3-6)
     The Ugly Scarf (Grade 4-6)
     Piano Girl (Grade 5)
     Chinese New Year (Grade 6-8)


What Would You Do?
     A Sweet Choice (Grade 2-4)
     Press on or Pass? (Grade 2-4)
     Party Pleaser (Grade 3-5)
     An Easter Surprise (Grade 3-6)
     The Christmas Present (Grade 3-6)
     To Share, or Not to Share? (Grade 3-6)
     A Valentine's Day Dilemma (Grade 3-6)
     Thank You, I Really (Don't) Love It! (Grade 3-6)
     To Exchange or Not to Exchange? (Grade 9-12)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     Jake Opens a Bank Account (Grades 2-3)
     How the Kangaroo Got Her Pouch: An Australian Aboriginal Legend (Grades 2-4)
     Raven and the Very Foolish Man (Grades 2-5)
     Friends and Feelings (Grades 3-4)
     Round Magic: A Japanese Tale (Grades 3-4)
     The Frog Who Went to the Sky: A Tale from Angola (Grades 3-4)
     What Is Your Favorite Winter Holiday? (Grades 3-5)
     The Poor Man and the Snake (Grades 4-5)
     School Employees Appreciation Day (Grades 4-6)


Reluctant Reader Books
     Give the Earth a Hand! (Grade 3-4)
     Just Right for Dad (Grade 3-4)
     Presidential Pets (Grade 3-4)
     Pump It Up: All About Your Blood (Grade 3-4)
     The French Quarter's Quarterback: Drew Brees (Grade 3-4)
     Your Cat's Baffling Behavior (Grade 3-4)
     From Three Brothers to a Band: The History of The Jonas Brothers (Grade 4-5)
     The Magic in Room 127: Isabella's Story (Grade 4-5)
     Anne Frank (Grade 4-6)
     AZ is for Arizona (Grade 4-6)
     C Is For Christmas (Grade 4-6)
     Landmarks of the United States (Grade 4-6)
     NY is for New York (Grade 4-6)
     Origami (Grade 4-6)
     Tropical Rainforests (Grade 4-6)
     A Mythic Order Adventure (Grade 5)
     Excuse Me! Wacky and Wild Cultural Differences (Grade 5-6)
     Who "Dat?" That's Drew Brees! (Grade 5-6)
     Science Solves Video Games (Grade 5-7)
     Bringing in the New Year (Grade 5-8)
     Totem Poles (Grade 5-8)
     Castles: Magnificent Palaces (Grade 6-8)
     Famous Cemeteries in the U.S. (Grade 6-8)


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