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Halloween Activity
            Halloween Halves


Reading Comprehensions
     Half an Alligator The Battle of New Orleans II (Grades 6-8)


Literature Book Units
     Half Magic (Grades 3-5)
     Half and Half (Grades 3-6)


Read and Color Books
            My Daddy Is a Fireman
            Moon Walking
            Henry's Hiccups
            Farmer Fuller's Fig Farm
            Is Your Glass Half Empty or Half Full? (May 31)
            The Moon is Gone! (September 22)
            The Hailstorm


Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
    
Miscellaneous
(Grades 1-2)
     Spring Surprise
(Grades 3-5)
     A House for Birds
     A Present that Made Sense
     Amber Pumpkins
     An E-Mail from Blair the Blizzard
     Andrew Clements
     Bats: Furry, Flying Mammals
     Being a Cat
     Bengal Tiger
     Cards for Mother's Day
     Celine's Story: Gender Disparity in Togo
     Cheetahs
     Crisis in Zambia: Mulindwa's Story
     Curling
     Disappearing Act - The Anasazi, Part 3
     Donald's Tale of the Coral Reefs
     Finding Your Way
     How the Cat Began
     Jerboas
     Joshua Tree National Park
     Keith Interviews Mei, the Giant Panda
     Kobuk Valley National Park
     Making Money
     Manatee Life
     On the Edge
     Rachel Interviews Lorna the Ladybug
     Rachel Interviews Molly the Mosquito
     Redwood National and State Parks
     Same Old Season?
     Secretary Birds
     Shaun White, Snowboarder
     Shooting Skeets!
     Snow Leopard
     Summertime Weather All Year Long
     Take a Tour of the Skeletal System, Part 2
     The Bladder
     The Body's Highway System
     The Earth's Four Seasons
     The Far Side of Weird
     The Kidneys
     The Mystery of the Missing Jewel
     The Polar Bear
     The Stormy Shore
     The World in Your Hands
     The Zebra
     Voyageurs National Park
     Walrus
     Walrus
     What Are Earthquakes?
     What Does a Globe Show Us?
     What Is a Volcano?
     What Is a Weather Map?
     Write a Headline Poem
(Grades 6-8)
     A Back That's Strong: Working for a Living in the 1890s, Part 1
     Africa
     Alex Flinn
     All About Apples: A Brief History of Apples
     America's New Year Celebration: The Tournament of Roses
     Asia
     Australia
     Backyard Bowling
     Banana Spiders
     Barbara Bush
     Breckenridge, Colorado, Part of Colorado's Playground
     Building a Better Mousetrap, Part 1
     Building a Better Mousetrap, Part 2
     Byzantine Architecture
     Carbohydrates
     Controversy at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Torch Relay
     Coral Reefs: Donald's Tale
     Danny, Betsy, and Turkeys 4 America
     DNA Structure
     Emperor Penguins
     Europe Switches to the Euro
     Frank Hamer
     Futsal
     Gender Disparity in Togo: Celine's Story
     Great Basin National Park
     Greg Mortenson: International Peacemaker and Humanitarian, Part 3
     Heraldry
     High Gas Prices
     How Do Pacemakers Work?
     How Do Search and Rescue Dogs Do Their Jobs?
     How Do Solar Cells Work?
     How Do Spray Cans Work?
     How Does a Cable Car Work?
     How Does a Parasail Work?
     How Does a Zamboni Work?
     How Does an Escalator Work?
     How Does Poison Ivy Work?
     How Does Your Boat Float?
     How to Quit Smoking
     It Started With a Peach Basket
     Jack Hays, Texas Ranger
     Javed in Pakistan: A Problem with Illiteracy
     Javed's Schooling in Pakistan
     John Quincy Adams
     Jubilee Celebration
     Kidnapping in Colombia
     Korea - How the Cold War Got Hot
     Living on a Reservation: Shawn's Story
     Low Voter Turnout
     Making Healthy Food Choices
     Meet My Pet Tarantula
     Mexico's Rainforest
     Mount Rainier National Park
     Mulindwa Experiences the Crisis in Zambia
     Muscular System
     Mystery of the Brilliant Student
     Mystery of the Missing Gold, Part Two
     Pencils and More Pencils!
     Pikes Peak: The Most Visited Mountain in North America
     Polar Bears and Global Warming
     Pony Express
     Poverty in America
     Proteins
     Rainforest Logging Banned in New Zealand
     Reading and Writing in the Renaissance
     Red Blood Cells
     Rock Deformation, Part 2
     Scavenging Fun
     Shawn's Story: Living on a Reservation
     Skeet Shooting
     Soft Money
     South America
     Swans
     Symmetry in Animals
     The 1974 Super Tornado Outbreak
     The Brain and Spinal Cord
     The Chinese Exclusion Act
     The Cottage
     The DMZ - New Life in No Man's Land
     The Dream Catcher
     The Florida Panther
     The Greeks: Masters of Invention, Part 2
     The Loss of the Honeybees
     The Oreo Is Here to Stay
     The Race to Nome: The 1925 Alaska Serum Run
     The Science of the Sun
     The Tri-State Tornado of 1925
     Tides
     Trail of Tears, Part 2
     Warrior's Heart, Part 2 - Ira Hayes
     Water Skis
     What is Taoism?
     What Stinks? Halitosis or Bad Breath
     What You Can Do to Save the Earth
     What's an Orchestra?
     What's the Invention You Couldn't Live Without?
     Where Have the Honeybees Gone?
     Where in the World Are You?
     White Blood Cells
     White House Chief of Staff
     Who Invented UPC Bar Codes?
     Young Immigrants and Crime in Germany - What Is the Connection?
(Grades 9-12)
     Battle of Vicksburg 1863
     Crime and Young Immigrants in Germany - What is the Connection?
     Eoin Colfer
     Grace Abbott: Child Labor Activist
     International Year of Sanitation: Saliha's Story
     Joseph Heller
     Kate Chopin
     Lenora Tries to Help with Italy's Art Problems
     Missouri State Nicknames
     Olive Ann Burns
     The "Beat" of a Different Drum - Rebels of the Nifty Fifties
     The Best View of Earth?
     The Break-up of the Roman Empire
     The DMZ - A Dragon is Born
     Write a Model of This Poem
     Write a Villanelle
     Write a Villanelle

Stories
(Grades 3-5)
     Dinner Out

Animals
(Grades 9-12)
     American Bison

Geography
(no assigned grade level)
     Italy - Culture
     Modern Egypt - Traditions and Daily Life
     Where it All Began The Lewis and Clark Expedition
(Grades 3-5)
     Cote d'Ivoire - Geography
     His Name Was "Buffalo Bill"
     Hungary - Geography
     Nigeria - Geography
     Pennsylvania
(Grades 6-8)
     Armenia - History
     Breaking the Sound Barrier
     Canada - Geography
     Hungary - History
     Iceland - Culture
     Jordan - History
     Mammoth Cave
     Paraguay - Culture: Camilo Soares Machado
     Russia - Geography
     Turkey - History
(Grades 9-12)
     Bolivia - History
     Bulgaria - History
     Ecuador - History
     Finland - History
     Nepal - History
     Puerto Rico - History
     Russia - History
     Vietnam - History


Finish the Story
     Cowabunga Divers (Grade 2-3)
     The Leaf Pile (Grade 2-3)
     The Big Race (Grade 2-4)
     One Hundred Items in a Pocket (Grade 2-4)
     Trouble in the Lab (Grade 2-4)
     Pizza Project (Grade 3-4)
     Living in the Wild, Wild West (Grade 3-5)
     The Ants' Picnic (Grade 3-5)
     Zorro the Zookeeper's Surprise (Grade 3-6)
     The Pocket Door (Grade 3-7)
     A Trip to the Rainforest (Grade 4-6)
     Seize the Day (Grade 6-8)
     The Best Field Trip Ever (Grade 7-9)


What Would You Do?
     Share and Share Alike (Grade 3-6)
     Up in Smoke! (Grade 3-6)
     Women's Right To Vote-What If It Hadn't Happened? (Grade 4-7)
     Campfire Safety (Grade 5-7)
     If You Were An Immigrant in 1893 (Grade 6-8)
     Joining a Club (Grade 6-8)
     The Problem with Sharing (Grade 6-8)
     Emergency (Grade 6-8)
     What Do I Do Now? (Grade 6-8)
     Dressing Well on a Budget (Grade 9-12)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     I Need to Know the Time! (Grades 1-2)
     Setting the Clock (Grades 1-3)
     We Lost the Game (Grades 1-3)
     Half-Chick: A Tale from Spain (Grades 2-3)
     Owls (Grades 2-3)
     The Brave Pot-Maker: A Tale from India (Grades 2-3)
     Amare and the Game Board: An Ethiopian Tale (Grades 2-4)
     Maui Tames the Sun: A Hawaiian Legend (Grades 3-4)
     Life in the African Savanna (Grades 3-5)
     Warm, Wet, and Lush: Life in the Rain Forest (Grades 3-6)
     Making Good Choices (Grades 4-7)
     Cleaning Another Bathroom (Grades 5-6)
     Organization (Grades 6-7)
     Brother to Brother [Gangs Theme] (Grades 9-12)


Reluctant Reader Books
     The Sun Stands Still (Grade 2-3)
     My Movie Moment (Grade 3)
     A Weekend in the Smokies (Grade 3-4)
     In the Pit...With the Crew: A NASCAR Pit Crew (Grade 3-4)
     John's Gross-out Mealtime Manners (Grade 3-4)
     Stormy Weather (Grade 3-4)
     Your Cat's Baffling Behavior (Grade 3-4)
     Ogres (Grade 3-5)
     The ABCs of Baroque Music (Grade 3-5)
     Types of Auto Racing (Grade 3-5)
     Big, Bigger, and Biggest Animals (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)
     AK is for Alaska (Grade 4-6)
     AL is for Alabama (Grade 4-6)
     Centaurs (Grade 4-6)
     How We Play Recorded Music (Grade 4-6)
     IN is for Indiana (Grade 4-6)
     It's a Chocolate Thing (Grade 4-6)
     M Is for Map (Grade 4-6)
     More Weird Earth Sayings (Grade 4-6)
     ND is for North Dakota (Grade 4-6)
     OR is for Oregon (Grade 4-6)
     The History of Pop Music (Grade 4-6)
     Tropical Rainforests (Grade 4-6)
     The ABCs of Geometry (Grade 4-7)
     Amazing Mazes (Grade 5-8)
     Let's Go Riding: Snowmobile Fun! (Grade 5-8)
     The World of Skateboarding (Grade 5-8)
     Meet George Washington (Grade 6-7)


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