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Recognize and Reward Students
            "Goal For It!" Personal Chart


Motivate
            "Go For It Goals" Bulletin Board


Short Readers
     New Year, New Goals (Short Reader; Grade 3-4 Readability)


Reading Comprehensions
     New Year's Goals (Grade 3)
     Keeping Your Goals in Sight (Grades 3-5)
     Setting Career Goals (Grades 4-5)
     Future Goals (Grades 4-6)
     It's Fourth and Goal - The History of Football (Grades 5-7)
     Healthy Goals (Grades 6-8)


Reluctant Reader Books
     Reaching for the Goal (Grade 3-5)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     Setting and Achieving Goals (Grades 4-7)


Read and Color Books
            Independence Day
            Introduction to October


Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
    
Biographies
(Grades 3-5)
     Julie Krone - Female Jockey
(Grades 6-8)
     Terry Fox

Miscellaneous
(no assigned grade level)
     Race to the Moon
(Grades 3-5)
     A Kid's Best Friend
     Advantages and Disadvantages
     Be Realistic About School
     Beverly Cleary
     Beverly Cleary
     Black Codes
     Bowling
     Brown Bears
     Common Cents
     Curling
     Help Stop the Spread of AIDS
     Ice Hockey
     James K. Polk
     John Wilkes Booth
     Julie Krone: Female Jockey
     Labor Unions
     Laura Helps the Street Children of Ecuador
     Making a Big Splash with Water Polo!
     Making a Difference in Faraway Lands
     Pay Yourself First
     Progress - Slowly Making Progress
     Ready, Aim, Shoot that Arrow!
     Roald Dahl
     Sarah Smith Emery - Life in 1800
     School Lunches
     Ski Jumping
     Skier Lara Gut: A Winner in Any Language
     Thanks and Cheer
     The Rules of the Game
     The Start of the Ku Klux Klan
     Three Different Choices
     Youth Unite to Build Houses
     Zach and His Little Red Wagon
(Grades 6-8)
     A Sport That Bowled 'Em Over
     A Sport with an Unusual Name! Curling
     A Tibetan Monk Says a Prayer
     Air Jordan
     Al Gore Wins the Nobel Peace Prize
     Antonio - an Italian Immigrant
     Art Mystery, Part 1 - The Mystery Painting
     Becoming a Citizen
     Being the Difference
     Ben Franklin: Founding Father and Inventor
     Benjamin Bloom
     Best Friends Animal Society
     Brain Power
     California Missions
     Captain William Bligh
     Charlotte Forten - Early Activist
     Confederate Flag Controversy
     Crohn's Disease
     Don't Litter: Fix Your Pets!
     Election of 1864
     Elephant Polo
     Ellis Island - Gateway to America, Part 1
     Endangered Animals
     Field Hockey
     Florence Griffith Joyner: World's Fastest Woman
     For the Good of the Earth
     Futsal
     Galileo Tours Io
     Hayley Wickenheiser: Commander of the Ice
     Hereditary Hemochromatosis
     Hillary Clinton Elected Senator
     How Can You Play Polo in the Water?
     Human Genome Project
     Icing on the Cake!
     Immigrant Children at Work
     Impetigo
     Improving Your Reading Rate
     Inaugural Address
     Ingenuity: A Windmill for a Village
     Inventions - What Does It Do?
     Is It Mintonette or Volleyball?
     It's Free!
     James Ramsey Ullman
     Jumping, Leaping Horses!
     Karen Cushman
     Kidnapping in Colombia
     Let's Get Things Started
     Live 8 Concert
     Live Earth Concert 2007
     Llama Love
     Making a Budget
     Marcus and Narcissa Whitman
     Marcus and Narcissa Whitman
     Matt, the Entrepreneur
     Mexico's Rainforest
     Milton Bradley and the Checkered Game of Life
     Mystery of the Misunderstood Message
     New World Heritage Sites
     Nominating the Presidential Candidates
     Not Just Soldiers
     Olympic Swimming: Katie Hoff and Michael Phelps
     Phi-lan-thro-py
     Plot
     Pokémon
     President Carter's Mission of Peace
     President Clinton, Vice President Gore, and the Environment
     President George W. Bush
     Qualities of a Good Student
     Railroads
     Reform in Armenia: Mikhail's Story
     Rotavirus
     Rwanda Since the Genocide
     Ryan Says, "Clean Water for All!"
     Sand Mandalas
     Sargent Claude Johnson
     September 11 Memorials
     Sharon Draper
     Sinead and John Kerr: Ice Dancers with Big Dreams
     Speech of Promise
     Sports and Fitness
     Strike One on the World Trade Center
     Stripes That Stick Together
     Sumo Wrestling
     Sustainable Development
     The Art and Sport of Dressage Horseback Riding
     The Celebration Continues
     The Chartist Movement
     The Congress of Vienna
     The Fifteenth Amendment
     The First Truly American Sport
     The Fourteenth Amendment
     The Fox Learns a Lesson: Start With Yourself
     The History of Red Ribbon Week
     The Korean War, Part 2
     The Kyoto Treaty
     The Mystery of the Fifth Window, Part One
     The Reign of Terror
     The Spelling Bee
     The Street Children of Ecuador
     The Thirteenth Amendment
     The Wild World of Water Polo
     Theme
     Thriftiness
     Throwing Sports - Javelin, Discus, Hammer, and Shot Put
     Track and Field Beijing Olympics 2008
     Transitions - The Way You Move...
     Trevor Ferrell: A Story of Brotherly Love
     Tycho Brahe
     Ulysses S. Grant
     United States Ambassador to the United Nations
     United States Border Patrol
     Velma Bronn Johnston - Wild Horse Annie
     Vicksburg
     Water Pollution in the Hudson River: Captain Maher's Story
     Wernher Von Braun
     What Is a Mir?
     What Is Inflation?
     What Is Scientology?
     What is the Baha'i Faith?
     What Is the Baha'i Faith?
     What Is Tibetan Buddhism?
     What Motivates You?
     When Friends Gossip
     Why Am I Reading This?
     Why Is New York City Called "The Big Apple"?
     Why Some Immigrants Went Home
     Why Waste? - A Change In Habits
     Winning Isn't Everything!
     Wood Burning
     World War II, Part 2
     Wrestling Takes a Hold
     Writing on the Wall
     Zilpha Keatley Snyder
(Grades 9-12)
     A New View of Space
     As You Watch the Olympics......
     Celebrating Movies: The Sundance Film Festival
     Eoin Colfer
     Fighting For Their Livelihoods-Labor Wars of the 1890s
     Forgiveness
     International Year of Sanitation: Saliha's Story
     It's Just a Spider
     Matty McNair: Polar Explorer
     Robert Lipsyte
     Shani Davis, Around the World on Two Blades
     The Friendship Train
     The Roots of Terrorism

Stories
(Grades 3-5)
     Piano Man
     The Dairy Model
     The Research Project

Geography
(no assigned grade level)
     A Little Planning Makes All the Difference
     Iraq
(Grades 3-5)
     The 42nd President - William Jefferson Clinton
     Two Unique Things About Alabama
(Grades 6-8)
     America's Wealthiest Man
     Indiana's Changing Landscape
     NASA
     Twelve Seconds That Changed the World
     Woman of Flight -- Amelia Earhart
(Grades 9-12)
     Cuba - History
     Pakistan - History


Finish the Story
     Counting Penguins (Grade 3-4)
     Runaway to Freedom (Grade 3-4)
     Healing Hearts (Grade 3-4)
     Pizza Project (Grade 3-4)
     Expert Teacher (Grade 3-4)
     To Skate or Not to Skate (Grade 3-6)
     Trying Out (Grade 6-8)


What Would You Do?
     Saving for the Summer (Grade 3-5)
     Joining a Club (Grade 6-8)
     Boycott the Olympics? (Grade 6-9)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     We Lost the Game (Grades 1-3)
     Jake Opens a Bank Account (Grades 2-3)
     Which Sport for Me? (Grades 2-3)
     K.C.'s Dream (Grades 3-6)


Reluctant Reader Books
     Oops! More Wild and Wacky Sports Injuries (Grade 3-4)
     Peace with Pizza (Grade 3-4)
     Collecting For a Collection (Grade 3-5)
     History of Hip Hop (Grade 3-5)
     The Big Prize (Grade 3-6)
     Sandcastles on the Beach (Grade 4-5)
     Special Forces: Pararescue Jumpers (Grade 4-5)
     Tony Stewart (Grade 4-5)
     Welcome to Army Ranger School (Grade 4-5)
     Worst Case Scenario Survival Guide: Snakebite (Grade 4-5)
     Gooaalllll! (Grade 4-6)
     Let's Go Fly a Kite! (Grade 4-6)
     Origami (Grade 4-6)
     The History of Pop Music (Grade 4-6)
     Zephyr's Choice, Book 2: The Escape (Grade 5)
     Level Up: The Making of a Video Game (Grade 5-7)
     Bringing in the New Year (Grade 5-8)
     Pirates: Fact or Fiction? (Grade 5-8)
     The History of the Circus (Grade 6-8)
     Shaping the Super Bowl (Grade 7-9)


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