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Read and Color
            How a Pumpkin Grows


Names Bulletin Board Idea
            Watch Us Grow


How it Happens
            "How It Happens" Growing A Garden


Things to Learn Bulletin Board
            "Let's Grow Together" Bulletin Board


Grow A Garden
            Grow A Garden


Very Quick Readers
     A Growing Pink Balloon! (Very Quick Reader; Grade 1-3 Readability)


Reading Comprehensions
     When I Grow Up (Grade 1)
     Today I Shall Grow (Grade 1)
     An Apple Grows in Washington (Grades 1-2)
     Eat Healthy, Grow Strong (Grades 2-3)
     The Mystery of the Bone that Grew (Grades 2-3)
     The Mystery of the Bone that Grew (Grades 2-3)
     How Do You Grow? (Grades 2-4)
     A House with Growing Pains — The Story of the White House, Part 2 (Grades 3-5)
     The Cattle Industry Grows (Grades 3-5)
     Growing Cities (Grades 4-5)
     Why President Lincoln Grew a Beard (Grades 4-5)
     The Economy Grows (Grades 4-5)
     Your Tough, Growing Bones (Grades 4 to 6) (Grades 4-6)
     Albert Schweitzer - His Passion for Others Grows (Grades 4-6)
     Democracy Grows (Grades 5-6)
     Growing Wheat on the Great Plains (Grades 5-7)
     Growing Up in the White House (Grades 6-8)
     Growing Up in the White House (Grades 6-8)
     Growing Up in the White House (Grades 6-8)
     Growing Mountains (Grades 8-9)


Finish the Story
     My Story: Growing Up as a Seed (Grade 2-3)
     A Growing Goldfish! (Grade 3-5)


What Would You Do?
     Your Nose is Growing (Grade 4-5)


Literature Book Units
     How do Apples Grow (Grades 1-3)
     Where the Red Fern Grows (Grades 5-7)
     Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don't You Grow Weary (Grades 6-12)


Read and Color Books
            Felix Faces His Fears (PDF file)
            A History of Mother's Day
            The Roadrunner: Designed for the Desert
            Sergeant Molly
            What is Spring?
            Pigs
            Moon Walking
            Treasure Your Teeth (PDF file)
            Sylvia Squirrel's Rainy Day
            From Pumpkin to Jack-O-Lantern
            The Night Sky
            A Grasshopper Grows
            Purple Everywhere
            How Much is Zero?
            Babies with a 'B'
            Apples
            Farmer Fuller's Fig Farm
            Frog in a Pond
            Yancy Yak from Yakima
            A Fairy Celebration (June 23)
            A Message from Your Vegetable Garden (June 17)
            The Book Sleuth (April 21)
            A Little Help for Sam (April 8)
            Tiffany Forgives Mommy (March 18)
            Sandy the Sunflower Reaches the Sky
            A Happy Christmas Flower
            Labor Day (September 4)
            A Rainforest Mystery (October 18)
            Squirrels
            Sam and Susie
            Balto the Bald Eagle
            Community Helpers Read and Color
            How's the Weather Up There?
            Caterpillar's Story
            Five Giggling Ghosts
            Introduction to March
            A Handful of Violets
            Clyde of the Desert
            Gray Wolf's Guide to the Grasslands
            Pasha
            Poppy's Petunias
            Tundra Tales
            The Right to Vote
            It's Time for Spring!
            Ancient India Read and Color (PDF File)
            Lizzy visits the National Zoo


Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
    
Biographies
(Grades 3-5)
     A Llama in Pajamas and Other Silly Songs
     Funny Lady
     Written Story-Telling

Daily Themes
(Grades 1-2)
     A Lesson Learned about Fire Safety
     A Magic Place
     A Nose for America
     An Elephant's Eye
     Apple Heads
     Baba's Blini
     Bree's Bubble Trick
     Call Me Dan
     Clean Up!
     Farmer John
     Fawn Meets Winter
     Gary of the Jungle
     Happy Birthday, Garfield
     Hooray for the Underdog
     I Didn't Know That!
     I Wish I Was a Polar Bear
     It's Election Day
     Jell-O Girl
     Just Right
     Michael’s Monkeys
     Mrs. Nelson's Neighbor
     Oliver's Wish
     Oops~
     Rau
     The Bugs' Plan
     The Watermelon Thump
     Three Trees
     Two Happy Mushrooms
     What Do They Build?
     When Can We Eat Beans?
     When I Grow Up
(Grades 3-5)
     "It’s Your Fault!"
     "The Georgia Peach"
     Goosebumps Give Goosebumps
     A Bear of Very Little Brain
     A Little Boy’s Garden
     A Real Boy
     A Trip to the Dairy Farm
     Artistic Math
     Attitude
     Baby Queen
     Batter Up!
     Blocks for All Ages
     Born on a Mountaintop
     Celebrate Leap Day!
     Dale Earnhardt, Sr.: Earning Hearts
     Feeling Music
     Full of Dreams
     Girl Power!
     Gordon's Friends
     Happy Bologna Day!
     Happy Holiday Ethiopia!
     Her Special Touch
     Honest Abe
     Hoops
     How Sweet It Is
     I Scream, You Scream
     It's Not Easy Being Green
     James Oglethorpe
     Keep America Beautiful for All of Us!
     Kenny's Collection
     Let's Pick Blueberries!
     Living on a Volcano
     Magic in the Air
     Marching to Glory
     Marielle's Dollar
     Marika's New Puppy
     May I Borrow a Stamp?
     McKayla 1, Weeds 1
     More than Just a Hole
     More Than Snow
     Mr. "Spruce Goose"
     Mr. Spud
     Musical Doctor
     Never-ending Ideas
     One of the Boys
     Out In Front
     Pass the Ketchup
     Pigs
     Poking a Cake
     Procrastination
     Queen of Light
     Shichi-Go-San
     Shipwrecked
     Skyscraping Tower
     Stormin' Norman
     Sweetness
     The "Lone Star" Is Not Lonely
     The Golden State
     The Greatest Show
     The Legend of the Popcorn Ball
     The Red Sweater
     The Smokies
     The Wizard's Wizard
     Tired of Giving In
     Up, Up, And Away
     Waiting for Fairies
     We Knead Bread
     What on Earth?
     When He Was My Age
     Who Was First?
     Yes, Ma'am

Miscellaneous
(Grades 1-2)
     A Mother's Work
     Apples to Eat
     Cary Had a Pumpkin Patch
     Get Some Sleep!
     Grandma's Garden
     Growers of Food
     Life
     Surprise!
     The Old Goat and the Idaho Potato
     Warts
     Your Bones
     Your Food Factory
(Grades 3-5)
     A Visit to the Dentist
     Bears in Disguise
     Bobby's Bowling Team
     Duckling Summer
     Freddy and the Freight Train
     Garon's Gecko
     I Want to Be a Zoo Worker
     In Bed
     Omega Owl and the Scary Night
     Percy the Pterosaur's First Flight
     Pick a Perfect Pet
     Run, Jump, and Throw
     The Arizona Desert
     The Day Ash Fell
     The Heart
     The Horrid Three-Horned Face
     The Iroquois
     The King Who Couldn't Sing
     The Red Maple Spreads Its Wings
     The Tooth Jar
     Timmy the Tractor
     Tommy Learns about Trustworthiness on a Train
     Use It or Lose It
     Who Will Help Me?
     Your Bones

Stories
(Grades 1-2)
     Arthur's Dreams
     Camp-out Ghost Story
     Purple Dog Buys a Kite
     Scout it Out
     Something Fishy
     The Ant Who Loved Stars
     The Winter Spring Garden

Geography
(Grades 1-2)
     Ancient Greece - Hercules
(Grades 3-5)
     Brazil - Geography
     Fiji - Geography
     France - Geography
     His Name Was "Buffalo Bill"
     Kenya - Geography
     Mesa Verde
     Nepal - Geography
     Norway - Geography
     Pennsylvania
     The Columbus Day Weekend Trip
     The Eruption of Mount St. Helens
     The Race of All Races
     Vietnam - Geography
     Walnut Grove, Minnesota


Finish the Story
     Rainforest Babies (Grade 2-3)
     Pine Cone Mystery (Grade 2-3)
     The Baseball Glove (Grade 2-3)
     It Is Art! (Grade 2-3)
     A World without Trees (Grade 2-3)
     Wishing Seeds (Grade 2-3)
     Gingerbread Men, Unite! (Grade 2-4)
     The "We Can Club" (Grade 2-4)
     Bob the Gnome Gets a New Home (Grade 2-4)
     Tricia's Tropical Vacation (Grade 2-4)
     A Froggy Surprise (Grade 2-4)
     The Goose that Laid the Unusual Egg (Grade 2-4)
     What Color Luck Do You Want? (Grade 2-4)
     Disappearing Apples (Grade 3)
     The Sheep and the Wolf (Grade 3-4)
     Pizza Project (Grade 3-4)
     Spring Season (Grade 3-4)
     Harvey (Grade 3-4)
     Itchy Witchy and the Giant Pumpkins (Grade 3-4)
     A Letter from the Klondike (Grade 3-4)
     Prisca and Jimitty (Grade 3-4)
     The Hidden Locket (Grade 3-5)
     A Tale of Two Raindrops (Grade 3-5)
     The Ants' Picnic (Grade 3-5)
     Under the Sea (Grade 3-5)
     Eye See You! (Grade 3-5)
     A Big Foot (Grade 3-5)
     So Many Kinds of Scientists! (Grade 3-5)
     The Werewolf Disorder (Grade 3-5)
     Jacqueline and the Cornstalk (Grade 3-5)
     Got (Chocolate) Milk? (Grade 3-5)
     Paul and Paula's Pumpkin Puzzle (Grade 3-6)
     Niki's Totem Animal (Grade 3-6)
     Where Would I Move? (Grade 3-6)
     The Magic Library Card (Grade 3-6)
     Lost in the Woods (Grade 3-6)
     The Bottle on the Beach (Grade 3-6)
     The Bus Ride (Grade 3-6)
     Megan Bakes Zucchini Bread (Grade 3-6)
     Just One Puff (Grade 3-6)
     A Pumpkin's Fate (Grade 3-7)
     The Secret of Gingerbread (Grade 4-5)
     Meeting Martin (Grade 4-5)
     Easter Cleaning (Grade 4-5)
     Uncle Leroy's Flag (Grade 4-5)
     The Superheroes Clean up the Earth (Grade 4-6)
     The Big Fire (Grade 4-6)
     Crossing the Ocean to America (Grade 4-6)
     Groundhog Day? (Grade 4-6)
     The Legend (Grade 5-6)
     Colonial Times: Violet Considers Freedom (Grade 5-6)
     I Won a Week at Skateboarding Camp! (Grade 5-6)
     Right to Be Free (Grade 5-8)
     It's Not My Cigarette! (Grade 6-8)
     Dr. King (Grade 6-8)


What Would You Do?
     Saving for the Summer (Grade 3-5)
     Mom, Can We Keep Him? (Grade 3-6)
     A Lost Little Boy (Grade 3-6)
     Martin's Dream (Grade 3-6)
     The Spooky Koops House (Grade 3-6)
     Dangerous Diet (Grade 4-6)
     One Last Puppy (Grade 4-6)
     What's a Good Neighbor For? (Grade 6-8)
     Old Friend, Outworn Interests (Grade 6-8)
     The Lawn Mowing Business (Grade 6-8)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     All Kinds of Farmers (Grades 1-2)
     Can You Guess the Job? (Grades 1-2)
     What's a Family Tree? (Grades 1-2)
     What's for Lunch? (Grades 1-2)
     The Pine Tree Problem (Grades 1-3)
     What Not To Do (Grades 1-3)
     Yippee! School's Out! (Grades 1-3)
     Don't Forget Your Vitamins and Minerals! (Grades 2-3)
     Mr. Bear and His Grapes: An African-American Tale (Grades 2-3)
     The Four Dragons (Grades 2-3)
     The Quarrel (Grades 2-3)
     The Wonderful World of Whales (Grades 2-3)
     Amare and the Game Board: An Ethiopian Tale (Grades 2-4)
     Busy Bees: Life in a Honeybee Hive (Grades 2-4)
     How Raven Got the Sun: A Native American Legend (Grades 2-4)
     T.J. Tortoise and Howie Hare (Grades 2-4)
     The Pear Tree (Grades 2-4)
     Wedding Days (Grade 3)
     A Variety of Jobs (Grades 3-4)
     Cheng and Jian: The Story of Two Chinese Brothers (Grades 3-4)
     Maui Tames the Sun: A Hawaiian Legend (Grades 3-4)
     The Badger and the Rattlesnake (Grades 3-4)
     Thumbling: The Tale of a Tiny Boy (Grades 3-4)
     Amazing Ants: Life in the Colony (Grades 3-5)
     Life in the African Savanna (Grades 3-5)
     Spilled Milk (Grades 3-5)
     The Great Rain: A Native American Legend (Grades 3-5)
     The Miser's Gold (Grades 3-5)
     The Old Woman and Her Bear (Grades 3-5)
     K.C.'s Dream (Grades 3-6)
     The Hearty Animals of the Polar Region (Grades 3-6)
     Warm, Wet, and Lush: Life in the Rain Forest (Grades 3-6)
     The Man Who Became a Caribou (Grades 3-8)
     A Fruity Picnic (Grade 4)
     The Good Couple and Their Bad Neighbors (Grades 4-5)
     The Blue Rose (Grades 4-6)
     How to Handle a Bully (Grades 4-8)
     Brother to Brother [Gangs Theme] (Grades 9-12)


Reluctant Reader Books
     Annie's Best Day (Grade 1-2)
     Eating Through the Week (Grade 1-2)
     The Wonder of Winter (Grade 1-2)
     Mike Visits a Beach (Grade 1-3)
     The Story of an Apple (Grade 1-3)
     Emperor Penguins (Grade 2-3)
     Giant Pandas (Grade 2-3)
     Splash of Color (Grade 2-3)
     Spring Has Sprung (Grade 2-3)
     Strange But True: Wacky World Records About the Human Body (Grade 2-3)
     The Beyoncè Contest (Grade 2-3)
     Ladybugs! (Grade 2-4)
     Stu and Sally Stingray (Grade 2-4)
     Doggie Lingo (Grade 2-6)
     Brave Ruby Bridges (Grade 3-4)
     Bug Off! Bizarre Bugs From Around the World (Grade 3-4)
     Letters from Griffin (Grade 3-4)
     Meet Madam C.J. Walker (Grade 3-4)
     Sleep Tight. Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite! (Grade 3-4)
     Spiders (Grade 3-4)
     Strange but True: Crazy Facts about Food (Grade 3-4)
     Weird and Wonderful You! Book #2 (Grade 3-4)
     What Do Animals Do During the Winter? (Grade 3-4)
     Desert Habitat (Grade 3-5)
     From the Ground Up (Grade 3-5)
     Groundhog Day: The History and the Holiday (Grade 3-5)
     HI is for Hawaii (Grade 3-5)
     NH is for New Hampshire (Grade 3-5)
     Ocean Habitat (Grade 3-5)
     Prairie Habitat (Grade 3-5)
     Taylor Swift (Grade 3-5)
     Temperate Forest Habitat (Grade 3-5)
     There Once Was a Creature That Swallowed Another (Grade 3-5)
     H Is for Halloween (Grade 3-6)
     Marculus Goes to a Potluck (Grade 3-6)
     Marculus Has a Garage Sale (Grade 3-6)
     ME is for Maine (Grade 3-6)
     Amazing Sharks (Grade 4-5)
     Ants (Grade 4-5)
     Back to School All Around the World (Grade 4-5)
     Big, Bigger, and Biggest Animals (Grade 4-5)
     Cycling's Superstar: Lance Armstrong (Grade 4-5)
     Dry as Dust (Grade 4-5)
     Early Years of a Leader (Grade 4-5)
     From Three Brothers to a Band: The History of The Jonas Brothers (Grade 4-5)
     Meat Munching Plants (Grade 4-5)
     My Movie Audition (Grade 4-5)
     Robert Ballard and the Search for the Titanic (Grade 4-5)
     Save the Giant Pandas (Grade 4-5)
     Sharks (Grade 4-5)
     Shaun White: Action Sport Superstar (Grade 4-5)
     Snakes (Grade 4-5)
     Ten Fascinating Facts About Bats (Grade 4-5)
     Weird and Wild Sports from Around the World (Grade 4-5)
     Your Dog's Baffling Behavior (Grade 4-5)
     AK is for Alaska (Grade 4-6)
     AL is for Alabama (Grade 4-6)
     AZ is for Arizona (Grade 4-6)
     C Is For Christmas (Grade 4-6)
     CA is for California (Grade 4-6)
     CO is for Colorado (Grade 4-6)
     E Is for Easter (Grade 4-6)
     FL is for Florida (Grade 4-6)
     GA is for Georgia (Grade 4-6)
     Gooaalllll! (Grade 4-6)
     IA is for Iowa (Grade 4-6)
     ID is for Idaho (Grade 4-6)
     It's a Chocolate Thing (Grade 4-6)
     KY is for Kentucky (Grade 4-6)
     LA is for Louisiana (Grade 4-6)
     Landmarks of the United States (Grade 4-6)
     MA is for Massachusetts (Grade 4-6)
     Machu Picchu: The City in the Clouds (Grade 4-6)
     May Day (Grade 4-6)
     MI is for Michigan (Grade 4-6)
     MN is for Minnesota (Grade 4-6)
     MO is for Missouri (Grade 4-6)
     MS is for Mississippi (Grade 4-6)
     MT is for Montana (Grade 4-6)
     ND is for North Dakota (Grade 4-6)
     NJ is for New Jersey (Grade 4-6)
     NV is for Nevada (Grade 4-6)
     Oh, the Stories He Wrote! The Life of Dr. Seuss (Grade 4-6)
     OR is for Oregon (Grade 4-6)
     Rent-a-Genie, Book One (Grade 4-6)
     Rent-a-Genie, Book Two (Grade 4-6)
     SC is for South Carolina (Grade 4-6)
     SD is for South Dakota (Grade 4-6)
     So You Want to be a Superhero (Grade 4-6)
     T Is for Thanksgiving (Grade 4-6)
     The History of Pop Music (Grade 4-6)
     The Magic Shower Stall, Book Three (Grade 4-6)
     TN is for Tennessee (Grade 4-6)
     Unicorns (Grade 4-6)
     UT is for Utah (Grade 4-6)
     VA is for Virginia (Grade 4-6)
     Veterinarian (Grade 4-6)
     VT is for Vermont (Grade 4-6)
     WI is for Wisconsin (Grade 4-6)
     WY is for Wyoming (Grade 4-6)
     A Mythic Order Adventure (Grade 5)
     Making Money: a Rewarding Experience (Grade 5)
     Zephyr's Choice, Book 1 (Grade 5)
     Zephyr's Choice, Book 2: The Escape (Grade 5)
     Jennifer Hudson (Grade 5-6)
     Muskoxen (Grade 5-6)
     President Barack Obama (Grade 5-6)
     Venomous Snakes (Grade 5-6)
     Watch Out! I'm Dangerous! (Grade 5-6)
     CSI: Careers in Forensics (Grade 5-7)
     Madam C.J. Walker (Grade 5-7)
     Science Solves Video Games (Grade 5-7)
     Animals on the Arctic Tundra (Grade 5-8)
     Endangered Animals (Grade 5-8)
     Let's Go Riding: Snowmobile Fun! (Grade 5-8)
     Plants on the Arctic Tundra (Grade 5-8)
     The World of Skateboarding (Grade 5-8)
     Totem Poles (Grade 5-8)
     Meet George Washington (Grade 6-7)
     Famous Cemeteries Around the World (Grade 6-8)
     From Teenager to Teen Idol: Taylor Swift (Grade 6-8)
     Shaping the Super Bowl (Grade 7-9)


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