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Holiday Handout Cover
            Happy Easter


Bulletin Board Poster
            Happy Holidays Poster


New Year Dot to Dots
            Extreme Dot To Dot: Happy New Year!


Short Readers
     Happy Hanukkah! (Short Reader; Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Happy President's Day (Short Reader; Grade 5-6 Readability)


Reading Comprehensions
     Hot, Hot Wings
     Happy Campers
     Happy Turkey Day (Grade 1)
     Happy Hadrosaurs! (Grades 3-5)
     Happy Birthday, Knut! (Grades 3-5)
     Happy Birthday To You! (Grades 4-5)
     Mystery of the Happy Pooper Scoopers (Grades 4-6)
     Looking for Happy Endings America in the 1890s (Grades 7-9)


Literature Book Units
     Happy Birthday to You! (Grades 1-4)


Read and Color Books
            My Daddy Is a Fireman
            Paul Practices Patience
            From Pumpkin to Jack-O-Lantern
            The Twelve Months of the Year (PDF file)
            Timmy the Turkey
            Henry's Hiccups
            Frog in a Pond
            Yancy Yak from Yakima
            Is Your Glass Half Empty or Half Full? (May 31)
            A Little Help for Sam (April 8)
            The Yummiest Nut
            A Flock Drops By (February 15)
            Sandy the Sunflower Reaches the Sky
            A Flock Drops By (February 15)
            Stacy Spreads Smiles (January 22)
            A Happy Christmas Flower
            Our Friends, the Birds (January 5)
            Fairy Floss for Felicity (December 7)
            A Tale of Tails (October 2)
            Sweet Dreams, Michael
            Battle of the Bubbles (October 7)
            Grandma Forgot My Birthday! (November 29)
            Minks on Ice (PDF file)
            A Mother Always Loves You - Read and Color
            Tom and His Pet
            Introduction to December
            My Grandparents
            Gray Wolf's Guide to the Grasslands
            Hal's Happy Hippos
            Kelly's Kitchen


Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
    
Miscellaneous
(Grades 1-2)
     Far, Far Away
     Ken's Resolution
     My Eyes
     Why Do Adults Work?
     Zoe's Colors
(Grades 3-5)
     A Bicycle for Jake
     A Bit of Doggerel
     A Friendly Wave
     A Growing Pink Balloon!
     A Horse Named Lady
     A Hound From The Pound
     A New Friend
     A New Puppy
     A Present that Made Sense
     A Sweet Time with Gingerbread
     An E-mail from Randy Raindrop
     An E-mail from Sarah Sleet
     Andres Is Kidnapped in Colombia
     Andrew Johnson
     Attitude - Your Tone Says It All
     Autumn Preparation
     Avi
     Back to School Writing Assignment
     Barbara Robinson
     Battle with Fighting
     Boiling Over
     Building a House
     Color Me Blue
     Commitment - Stick it out!
     Crisis in Zambia: Mulindwa's Story
     Danny's Birthday
     Dealing with High Pressure to Achieve
     Disappearing Act - The Anasazi, Part 2
     Disappearing Act - The Anasazi, Part 3
     Easter
     FICO Score - What is That?
     Friendship - What Is a Friend?
     Gail Gibbons
     Gary Paulsen
     Gertrude the Goose Gets a Surprise
     Grace Coolidge
     Grandma's Helper Gets Help
     Grandpa's Hearing Aids
     Hatshepsut, the Adventurous Lady Pharaoh
     Hearts and Flowers
     How Does a Checking Account Work?
     How Many Seeds Are In Your Pumpkin?
     Is it Okay to Argue?
     Jamal's Journey
     Jamie's Dream
     Jason's Big Hike
     Jingle Bells in Space
     Joshua Tree National Park
     Judith Viorst
     Keith and the Otter Brothers
     Kevin Henkes
     Letters from Korea
     Look, but Don't Touch!
     Lumpy Rug Day
     Making a Calendar
     Making Music, Bringing Joy
     Michael Helps Ben at the Food Bank
     Millard Fillmore
     Milton the Leprechaun Goes Back to Work
     Modern Day Thanksgiving
     Moving Carla
     News - Extra, Extra, Learn All About It!
     Not Again!
     On The Night Before School Starts
     On Top of the World
     Otis the Rhyming Giant
     Painting a Rainbow
     Pen Pal Poetry Party!
     Penguins Are Built for Swimming
     Prin the Rockhopper
     Rachel Interviews Aaron the Desert Locust
     Rain, Rain
     Robins
     Scully the Guide Dog Helps Scott
     Small Sparrows
     Spring Cleaning!
     Squish! The Best Free Present
     Stories in Our Head
     Take Me for a Jump!
     Tears
     The Autograph Hound
     The Ballpoint Pen
     The Bat Man
     The Bee and Jupiter
     The Best Salesman in the World
     The Library Card Adventure
     The Mood Meter
     The Mood Meter
     The Mystery of the Bone that Grew
     The Mystery of the Bone that Grew
     The Mystery of the Missing Puppy
     The New House
     The Nose Knows
     The Old Woman and Her Wish
     The Power of Music
     Too Many Puppies and Kittens!
     Torn Apart and Back Together
     Turkey, Turkey, Goose
     Valentine's Day
     Wally Finds Something Yummy
     What Are Emotions?
     What Can a Horse Tail Tell You?
     What Does Your Nose Know?
     Where's Robbie?, Chapter 5
     Who Was Sacagawea?
     You Can Write a Rondeau
(Grades 6-8)
     "Egg"cellent Traditions
     A Day in the Park
     A Rolling Optimist or a Seated Pessimist
     A Sport with an Unusual Name! Curling
     Alcohol Abuse: A Tale of Destruction
     An Exciting Discovery: The Nag Hammadi Library
     Axolotls
     Barbara Park
     Ben Franklin: Founding Father and Inventor
     Calvin Coolidge
     Caroline B. Cooney
     Celebrating a New Year
     Celebrating Freedom
     Dan Gutman
     Destruction - The Dirty Thirties
     Don't Litter: Fix Your Pets!
     E. L. Konigsburg
     Endangered Animals
     Entertainment - Relax a Little
     Fantasy - The Wild Things
     Father's Day Fishing, Part 2
     Four-Legged Help: Guide Dogs for the Blind
     George Washington
     Grandpa's Christmas Tree Farm
     Gray Whale Migration
     How Do Barcodes Work?
     Imagination - Thinking Outside the Box
     Jack Hays, Texas Ranger
     James Buchanan
     John Coy
     Lunar Apples
     Making Healthy Food Choices
     Marfan Syndrome
     Max the Golden Retriever Stays at Paws Palace
     Milton Bradley and the Checkered Game of Life
     Missing Childhood: The Plight of Child Soldiers
     Mulindwa Experiences the Crisis in Zambia
     Mystery of the Diary Entry
     Mystery of the Misunderstood Message
     Nuclear Testing in North Korea
     On The Last Day of School
     Perseverance - The Race to the North Pole
     Pompey the Great
     Sacagawea: Teen Pioneer
     Sacagawea: Teen Pioneer
     Sacred River, Dirty River
     Summer Job
     Tanith Belbin's Story: May I Have this Ice Dance?
     The Art of Face Painting
     The Dream Catcher
     The Gang's All Here!
     The Mysterious Double Life of Miss Fluffy
     The Mystery of the Hidden Photograph, Part Two
     The Mystery of the Newspaper Bandit
     Valentine's Day Traditions
     What Goes Into a Political Poll?
     What Is a Foreclosure?
     Will Hobbs
     Yoshiko Uchida
     Zlata Filipovic
(Grades 9-12)
     Edith Wharton
     Henrik Ibsen
     Ishmael Beah
     Myanmar Cyclone Relief: Ler Shee's Story
     Robert Cormier
     Samuel Beckett
     The Brain

Stories
(Grades 1-2)
     The Old Man and the Cat

Geography
(no assigned grade level)
     The Mystery of the Cave
(Grades 3-5)
     Helping Others in Need
     His Name Was "Buffalo Bill"
     India - Traditions
     Nicaragua - Geography
     The Space Needle
(Grades 6-8)
     Bolivia - Culture
     Brazil - History
     Indonesia - Culture
     Kenya - Traditions and Daily Life
     Mongolia - History
     Poland - History
     Spain - History
     Venezuela - Culture: Teresa de la Parra
     Vietnam - Culture
(Grades 9-12)
     Angola - History
     Finland - History
     Lebanon - History
     Nicaragua - History
     Venezuela - History


Finish the Story
     The Easter Hat (Grade 1-3)
     A Strange Egg! (Grade 1-3)
     My Story: Growing Up as a Seed (Grade 2-3)
     Maggie's Museum Mystery (Grade 2-3)
     On Target (Grade 2-3)
     It Is Art! (Grade 2-3)
     A World without Trees (Grade 2-3)
     An Unusual Thanksgiving Dinner (Grade 2-4)
     Finding Pete (Grade 2-4)
     Building a Scarepeople (Grade 2-4)
     An "EGG-straordinary" Easter (Grade 2-4)
     Fido Tells His Tale (Grade 2-4)
     A Fat Cat (Grade 2-4)
     Space Talk (Grade 2-4)
     The Wrong Ingredient! (Grade 2-4)
     A Special Halloween (Grade 3)
     A Super Year for Superheroes (Grade 3-4)
     Healing Hearts (Grade 3-4)
     Save the Music (Grade 3-4)
     Drawn to Olympic Heroes (Grade 3-4)
     Surviving Summer Camp (Grade 3-5)
     Tales of Tom Turkey (Grade 3-5)
     Under the Sea (Grade 3-5)
     So Many Kinds of Scientists! (Grade 3-5)
     Smoke! (Grade 3-6)
     East or West? Which Home is Best? (Grade 3-6)
     Sammy the Elf (Grade 3-6)
     The Leprechauns' Surprise (Grade 3-6)
     The White Fence (Grade 3-6)
     The Most Fantastic Pizzas! (Grade 3-6)
     And to Think That I Saw It on My Very Own Street (Grade 3-6)
     The Flying Penguin (Grade 3-6)
     Winter Break (Grade 4)
     The Secret of Gingerbread (Grade 4-5)
     Cinco de Mayo Mistake (Grade 4-5)
     A Teddy Bear Picnic (Grade 4-5)
     Holiday Giving (Grade 4-5)
     Tonka's Special Christmas (Grade 4-6)
     I Am Thankful For... (Grade 4-6)
     Mousetrap (Grade 4-6)
     A New Holiday to Celebrate (Grade 4-6)
     A Trip to the Rainforest (Grade 4-6)
     A Memorable Weekend is Coming (Grade 4-6)
     Grouchy Grindall Gives Thanks (Grade 4-6)
     The Legend (Grade 5-6)
     Rainbow Buttons in the Elevator! (Grade 6-8)


What Would You Do?
     Get Your Own Idea (Grade 3-5)
     Doggy Duty (Grade 3-5)
     An Easter Surprise (Grade 3-6)
     The Christmas Present (Grade 3-6)
     Last Day of School Blues (Grade 3-6)
     R.S.V.P.? (Grade 3-6)
     One Last Puppy (Grade 4-6)
     Will You Watch My Puppy? (Grade 4-6)
     Father's Day Without Dad (Grade 5-7)
     What's a Good Neighbor For? (Grade 6-8)
     It's Not Easy to Return Something (Grade 6-8)
     E-mail Dilemma (Grade 7-9)
     Responsibility (Grade 7-9)
     Summer Job Schedule (Grade 9-12)
     The Minivan Is Not Cool! (Grade 10-12)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     A Letter to Grandma (Grades 1-2)
     Let's Make a Fruit Salad (Grades 1-2)
     Offshore Friends (Grades 1-2)
     Pumpkins All Around (Grades 1-2)
     We're Picking Up Gramma (Grades 1-2)
     A Trip to the Farm (Grades 1-3)
     Is It Spring Yet? (Grades 1-3)
     Penny Penguin Finds a Home (Grades 1-3)
     The Perfect Pumpkin (Grades 1-3)
     The Pine Tree Problem (Grades 1-3)
     We Lost the Game (Grades 1-3)
     Yippee! School's Out! (Grades 1-3)
     Cleaning Out a Closet (Grades 2-3)
     Don't Forget Your Vitamins and Minerals! (Grades 2-3)
     How Rocks Were Born: A Story of the Far North (Grades 2-3)
     I Want to Be a Jack-O-Lantern (Grades 2-3)
     I'm Bored with School! (Grades 2-3)
     Penguins of Antarctica: All About Adelies (Grades 2-3)
     The Four Dragons (Grades 2-3)
     The Ram and the Pig (Grades 2-3)
     The Wonderful World of Whales (Grades 2-3)
     Why Tortoise's Shell Is Not Smooth (Grades 2-3)
     Amare and the Game Board: An Ethiopian Tale (Grades 2-4)
     How Raven Got the Sun: A Native American Legend (Grades 2-4)
     Reading the Sports Page (Grades 2-4)
     The Hares and the Frogs (Grades 2-4)
     The Hidden Pi (Grades 2-4)
     The Old Wild Goose Tries to Keep Winter from Coming (Grades 2-4)
     Raven and the Very Foolish Man (Grades 2-5)
     A New Home for Sloth (Grade 3)
     Cheng and Jian: The Story of Two Chinese Brothers (Grades 3-4)
     Round Magic: A Japanese Tale (Grades 3-4)
     The Badger and the Rattlesnake (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)
     Wedding Style (Grades 3-4)
     Spilled Milk (Grades 3-5)
     Tactful Tori (Grades 3-5)
     The King With Dirty Feet (Grades 3-5)
     The Old Woman and Her Bear (Grades 3-5)
     The Talking Salmon (Grades 3-5)
     The Donkey's Tale (Grades 3-6)
     The Man Who Became a Caribou (Grades 3-8)
     A More Perfect Union (Grade 4)
     Discover the Truth: The Legend of El Dorado (Grade 4)
     I Don't Understand Them! (Grades 4-5)
     The Good Couple and Their Bad Neighbors (Grades 4-5)
     Game Manners (Grades 4-6)
     The Blue Rose (Grades 4-6)
     The Gift of Gold (Grades 4-6)
     Classroom Conduct (Grades 4-7)


Reluctant Reader Books
     A Message from Fluffy (Grade 2-3)
     Attack on the High Seas (Grade 2-3)
     How to Pamper Your Pooch (Grade 2-3)
     If I Lived at the White House... (Grade 2-3)
     Please, Louise! (Grade 2-3)
     Summer Postcards from Blake and Bill (Grade 2-3)
     The Sun Stands Still (Grade 2-3)
     Let's Meet Harriet Tubman (Grade 2-4)
     Stu and Sally Stingray (Grade 2-4)
     Doggie Lingo (Grade 2-6)
     Letters from Griffin (Grade 3-4)
     Meet Miley (Grade 3-4)
     Peace with Pizza (Grade 3-4)
     Room 127: Alex's X-Ray Vision (Grade 3-4)
     Room 127: Jack Jumps (Story #3) (Grade 3-4)
     How Do You Make a Video Game? (Grade 3-5)
     Reaching for the Goal (Grade 3-5)
     A Shooting Star over the Shoe Store (Grade 3-6)
     Marculus Entertains a Pink Blobulus (Grade 3-6)
     Marculus Gets his License (Grade 3-6)
     Marculus Has Pet Problems (Grade 3-6)
     Marculus Visits Earth (Grade 3-6)
     Where, Oh Where is Monty the Bear? (Grade 3-6)
     Early Years of a Leader (Grade 4-5)
     How to Have a Green New Year's Eve (Grade 4-5)
     Unlikely Animal Friends (Grade 4-5)
     Centaurs (Grade 4-6)
     How to Lose Friends and Annoy People (Grade 4-6)
     Marculus Gets a Job (Grade 4-6)
     Marculus Visits a Carnival (Grade 4-6)
     More Weird Earth Sayings (Grade 4-6)
     Rocky Mountain National Park Adventure (Grade 4-6)
     Savannah Banana Loves Yellow (Grade 4-6)
     The Story of Cupid and Psyche (Grade 4-6)
     Underwater Adventure, Book Three (Grade 4-6)
     Baboons on the Loose (Grade 5-6)


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