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Read and Color
            The Secret Was Told: The California Gold Rush


Bulletin Board
            Gold Goodies


Reading Comprehensions
     A Day with Dad
     Ride for the Gold (Grades 1-2)
     Hippodrome Gold (Grades 4-5)
     The Miser and His Gold (Grades 4-5)
     The Gold Rush (Grades 4-5)
     California Gold Rush (Grades 4-6)
     A Taste for Gold, Part 1 (Grades 4-6)
     A Taste for Gold, Part 2 (Grades 4-6)
     A Taste for Gold, Part 3 (Grades 4-6)
     Mystery of the Missing Gold, Part One (Grades 4-6)
     Mystery of the Missing Gold, Part Two (Grades 4-6)
     Mystery of the Missing Gold, Part Three (Grades 4-6)
     Mystery of the Missing Gold, Part Four (Grades 4-6)
     Chinese Immigrants and the California Gold Rush (Grades 6-8)


Reluctant Reader Books
     Underground Treasure: The New York Gold Vault (Grade 4-5)


Finish the Story
     Captain Leggett's Chest of Gold (Grade 4-5)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     The Miser's Gold (Grades 3-5)
     Gold for the Clever Man: A Tale from India (Grades 4-5)
     The Gift of Gold (Grades 4-6)


Literature Book Units
     Gold Rush Winter (Grades 1-3)


Read and Color Books
            Coming To America
            What is Friendship? (PDF file)
            A Fairy Celebration (June 23)
            Jumping Jackrabbits (PDF file)
            Minks on Ice (PDF file)
            Going for the Gold (PDF file)
            Who Will Win Today? (PDF file)


Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
    
Biographies
(Grades 6-8)
     Anne Morrow Lindbergh
     Nathaniel Hawthorne

Miscellaneous
(no assigned grade level)
     Autumn Theme Poem
(Grades 1-2)
     Leaf Me Alone!
     Making Canada
(Grades 3-5)
     A Natural Decoration
     A Sport with a Funny Name! Curling
     Aliona Savchenko
     Alpine Skiing
     Apples Aren't Always Red
     Atoms
     Barn Mystery
     Biathlon
     Cassowaries
     Christmas Stockings
     Clara Hughes
     Hatshepsut, the Adventurous Lady Pharaoh
     Jenna Needs a Doctor
     Junior Rangers to the Rescue, Part 1
     Keith Interviews Carla Condor
     Kinkajous
     Kisses for Kaeden
     Lost Treasures
     Machu Picchu
     Making Money
     Milton the Leprechaun Goes Back to Work
     Minerals
     Native Americans
     Not Again!
     Riders in Red
     Shaun White, Snowboarder
     Short Track Speed Skating
     Ski Jumping
     Skier Lara Gut: A Winner in Any Language
     Snowboarding
     The Bee and Jupiter
     The Big Top
     The Boer War
     The First Gingerbread Men
     The Southern Economy
     What Is a Rainbow?
     Who Was Sacagawea?
     You Like Him Best!, Part 2
(Grades 6-8)
     "I Will Fight No More Forever"- Chief Joseph
     2000 Summer Olympics
     2002 Winter Olympics
     A Short History on Marathon
     A Sport with an Unusual Name! Curling
     A Tibetan Monk Says a Prayer
     Africa
     An Exciting Discovery: The Nag Hammadi Library
     Antonio - an Italian Immigrant
     Archimedes
     Atoms and Matter
     Banana Spiders
     Basking Sharks
     Battle of Little Bighorn
     Billy Demong: Skier with an Odd Tattoo
     Botticelli
     Breckenridge, Colorado, Part of Colorado's Playground
     Business Booms During the Renaissance!
     Cultural Casualties of War
     Cyanide Polluted Danube River
     Davey Barr, Ski Cross
     Deadwood, South Dakota: Legendary Black Hills Landmark
     Florence Griffith Joyner: World's Fastest Woman
     George Washington's Teeth
     Gifts from the Rainforest
     Hayley Wickenheiser: Commander of the Ice
     Heather Moyse: Bobsleigh Racer
     Hernando Cortes
     How Did Ancient Egyptians Make Mummies?
     Identifying Minerals
     Jake and Jackie Organize Their Own Olympics
     John Christopher
     Karen Cushman
     Kathleen Karr
     Lady Liberty Gets a Makeover!
     Lanny Barnes, U.S. Biathlete
     Lee Chew - Chinese-American
     Lindsey Vonn: Queen of the Mountain
     Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
     Matter - Introduction
     More Gross but Edible Foods
     Neighborhood Olympics
     New Horizons Mission to Pluto
     Ole Einar Bjorndalen
     Olympic Cycling
     Olympic Express
     Olympic Swimming: Katie Hoff and Michael Phelps
     Parabatics - Skydiving with Flair
     Paul Fleischman
     Picabo Street, the Downhill Dynamo
     Pikes Peak: The Most Visited Mountain in North America
     Pony Express
     Really Down on the Farm - "Sockless Jerry" and the Populist Party
     Renaissance Fashion
     Resources- Renewable or Nonrenewable?
     Rococo Style
     Sacagawea: Teen Pioneer
     Sacagawea: Teen Pioneer
     Sasha - A Real Ice Princess
     Scarlet Macaws
     Shaun White
     Ship in the Mist, Part 1
     Ship in the Mist, Part 2
     South America
     Spider Monkeys
     Telling Time in the Renaissance
     Thangkas
     The 1993 Storm of the Century
     The 2010 Winter Olympics
     The Apache Kid: Outlaw Legend of the Southwest, Part 1
     The Black Hills
     The Chinese Exclusion Act
     The Civil War and Inflation
     The Coliseum -- Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?
     The Easter Lily
     The Golden Touch of Goldsmithing
     The Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906
     The Magic Present
     The Mystery of the Missing Ticket
     The Painted Desert
     The Peacock and the Crane
     The Pumpkinfest at Thompson's Farm
     The Rocky Mountains
     The War in South Africa
     The Wild World of Water Polo
     The Yosemite Indians of the Ahwahnee Valley
     Tombstone, Arizona, "The Town Too Tough To Die"
     Track and Field Beijing Olympics 2008
     Trail of Tears, Part 1
     Trail of Tears, Part 2
     Turkeys
     Warrior's Heart, Part 1 - Ira Hayes
     What Is a Prosthesis?
     What Is Embroidery?
     What Is Matter Made Of?
     William H. Johnson
     Writing Short Answers
     Ying Chang Compestine
(Grades 9-12)
     As You Watch the Olympics......
     Ernest J. Gaines
     George and Ira Gershwin: Musical Teamwork
     Joseph Heller
     Missouri State Nicknames
     Seward's Folly
     Shani Davis, Around the World on Two Blades
     The "Maine" Reason to Pick Your Teeth
     The Filipinos in Alaska
     The Old Man of the Mountain
     Thomas Fitzpatrick, AKA Broken Hand, Part 1
     Willa Cather

Stories
(Grades 1-2)
     The Pet Shop
(Grades 3-5)
     The Spelling Bee
     Welcome to Crescent City

Geography
(no assigned grade level)
     Ancient Egypt - Arts
     Australia - Culture
     Australia
     Chinese Culture
     Mexico
     The Concord Coach
     Uzbekistan
     Uzbekistan
(Grades 3-5)
     His Name Was "Buffalo Bill"
     Huya's Apprenticeship
     India - Geography
     Lithuania - Geography
     Madagascar - Geography
     Mongolia - Geography
     Venezuela - Geography
(Grades 6-8)
     Brazil - History
     Driving in the Big Sky
     Ecuador - Culture
     Germany - Culture (Johann Gutenberg)
     Hungary - History
     Ireland - Celts
     Larry Bird – "The Hick from French Lick"
     Malaysia - History
     Mongolia - Culture
     Peru - History
     South Africa - Geography
     South Africa - History
     Spain - History
     The History of Colorado
     Turkey - Culture
(Grades 9-12)
     Bolivia - History
     Indonesia - History
     Panama - History
     Paraguay - History
     Venezuela - History


Finish the Story
     The Easter Hat (Grade 1-3)
     The End of the Rainbow (Grade 2-4)
     Is Santa Lost? (Grade 2-6)
     Rushing into Trouble (Grade 3-4)
     Eastern Escape (Grade 3-4)
     A Letter from the Klondike (Grade 3-4)
     My Pizza Pie (Grade 3-5)
     A Big Foot (Grade 3-5)
     A Magic Ride (Grade 3-5)
     The Leprechauns' Surprise (Grade 3-6)
     The Shoemaker (Grade 3-6)
     Computer Friends (Grade 4-5)
     Where Are the Fireworks? (Grade 4-6)
     Crossing the Ocean to America (Grade 4-6)
     Keep an Eye on That Leprechaun (Grade 6-8)


What Would You Do?
     An Easter Surprise (Grade 3-6)
     Beachcombing: Finders Keepers? (Grade 3-6)
     Is St. Patrick's Day Lucky For You? (Grade 3-6)
     R.S.V.P.? (Grade 3-6)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     The Brave Pot-Maker: A Tale from India (Grades 2-3)
     Hunting for Treasure in the Rain Forest (Grades 2-4)
     America's Best Explorer (Grades 2-5)
     Raven and the Very Foolish Man (Grades 2-5)
     All About Mardi Gras (Grades 3-4)
     Cheng and Jian: The Story of Two Chinese Brothers (Grades 3-4)
     The Frog Who Went to the Sky: A Tale from Angola (Grades 3-4)
     The Magic Bowl (Grades 3-4)
     The Story of the Stone Lion (Grades 3-4)
     Thumbling: The Tale of a Tiny Boy (Grades 3-4)
     Life in the Amazing and Unique Everglades (Grades 3-5)
     Discover the Truth: The Legend of El Dorado (Grade 4)
     The Poor Man and the Snake (Grades 4-5)


Reluctant Reader Books
     Attack on the High Seas (Grade 2-3)
     Lucky Leprechauns (Grade 2-3)
     Make Me a Mummy (Grade 2-3)
     Can You Believe it? Wild and Wacky Truths from Around the World (Grade 3-4)
     HI is for Hawaii (Grade 3-5)
     S Is For St. Patrick (Grade 3-5)
     RI is for Rhode Island (Grade 3-6)
     Where, Oh Where is Monty the Bear? (Grade 3-6)
     Aliens: Fact or Fiction? (Grade 4-5)
     How I Survived the Pirate Attack (Grade 4-5)
     Kelly Pickler: From Small Town Girl to Big Time Star (Grade 4-5)
     Shaun White: Action Sport Superstar (Grade 4-5)
     The Day the Seagulls Attacked (Grade 4-5)
     The Making of a Mummy (Grade 4-5)
     AK is for Alaska (Grade 4-6)
     CA is for California (Grade 4-6)
     CO is for Colorado (Grade 4-6)
     GA is for Georgia (Grade 4-6)
     ID is for Idaho (Grade 4-6)
     IN is for Indiana (Grade 4-6)
     KY is for Kentucky (Grade 4-6)
     LA is for Louisiana (Grade 4-6)
     Machu Picchu: The City in the Clouds (Grade 4-6)
     MT is for Montana (Grade 4-6)
     Mysterious Cities (Grade 4-6)
     Rent-a-Genie, Book One (Grade 4-6)
     Rent-a-Genie, Book Two (Grade 4-6)
     Savannah Banana Loves Yellow (Grade 4-6)
     SD is for South Dakota (Grade 4-6)
     Underwater Adventure, Book Three (Grade 4-6)
     Underwater Adventure, Book Two (Grade 4-6)
     VT is for Vermont (Grade 4-6)
     Pirate Ships and Pirate Crews (Grade 4-8)
     Rainbows (Grade 5-6)
     Extreme Sports: Going to Extremes (Grade 5-7)
     What's Behind the Mask? (Grade 5-7)
     Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prize (Grade 5-8)
     Bringing in the New Year (Grade 5-8)
     Chichén Itzá (Grade 5-8)
     Famous Pirates (Grade 5-8)
     From Teenager to Teen Idol: Taylor Swift (Grade 6-8)
     Shaping the Super Bowl (Grade 7-9)


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