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Read and Color
            Islands of Ice: Icebergs


Very Quick Readers
     Ellis Island National Park (Very Quick Reader; Grade 6-8 Readability)


Short Readers
     How Volcanoes Make Islands (Short Reader; Grade 3-5 Readability)
     Buck Island Reef National Monument (Short Reader; Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Channel Islands National Park (Short Reader; Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Avery Island, Louisiana, Also Known As "Bird City" (Short Reader; Grade 7-9 Readability)


Reading Comprehensions
     Angel Island (Grades 2-3)
     Hawaii: The Island State (Grades 3-4)
     Confederation and Prince Edward Island (Grades 3-5)
     Falkland Islands - Geography (Grades 3-5)
     Rhode Island's Beginnings (Grades 4-6)
     The Lost Colony of Roanoke Island (Grades 4-6)
     Passing the Tests at Ellis Island (Grades 4-6)
     Ellis Island (Grades 4-6)
     Changing Your Name on Ellis Island (Grades 4-6)
     A Nuclear Scare at Three Mile Island (Grades 5-7)
     Where in the World Are the Falkland Islands? (Grades 5-7)
     Gateway to a New World - Ellis Island (Grades 5-7)
     Ellis Island - Gateway to America, Part 1 (Grades 5-7)
     Ellis Island - Gateway to America, Part 2 (Grades 5-7)
     Falkland Islands - Culture (Grades 5-7)
     Prince Edward Island and Confederation (Grades 6-7)
     Battle of Midway Island (Grades 6-8)
     Ellis Island of the West - Angel Island (Grades 6-8)
     The Galapagos Islands (Grades 6-8)
     The Long Island Express: The New England Hurricane of 1938 (Grades 7-9)
     Roger Williams: Founder of Providence, Rhode Island (Grades 7-9)
     Falkland Islands - History (Grades 7-9)


Reluctant Reader Books
     RI is for Rhode Island (Grade 3-6)
     The Giants of Easter Island (Grade 4-6)


Finish the Story
     Erin Comes to Ellis Island (Grade 3-6)


Literature Book Units
     The Island of the Skog (Grades 1-3)
     The Boxcar Children #2 - Surprise Island (Grades 2-4)
     The Orphan of Ellis Island (Grades 3-6)
     Abel's Island (Grades 4-6)
     Island of the Blue Dolphins (Grades 4-6)
     Treasure Island (Grades 7-12)
     The Disappearing Island (Grades 3-4)
     Wolf Island (Grades 3-4)


Read and Color Books
            Coming To America
            The Golden Door: Ellis Island


Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
    
Biographies
(Grades 6-8)
     Mata Hari, Exotic Spy?
     P. T. Barnum

Miscellaneous
(Grades 3-5)
     A Letter from Laysan
     Ada Blackjack: Heroine of the Arctic
     All Animals Need to Eat Right
     Ann McGovern
     Aye-ayes
     Beothuks: The Red People of Canada
     Blue-Footed Boobies
     Changing the Earth's Crust
     Crater Lake National Park
     Fun in the Sun...California Style!
     Gangs in Jamaica: Eduardo's Tale of Two Worlds
     Haleakala National Park
     Keith Interviews a Dragon
     Keith Interviews Ana, the Imperial Amazon Parrot
     Laura Helps the Street Children of Ecuador
     Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!
     Mantellas
     Mockingbirds
     Pacific Ocean
     Rachel Interviews Hasan the Hissing Cockroach
     Scientists Study the Melting Arctic Ice
     The Heron Count
     The Statue of Liberty
     Venture Smith
     Voyageurs National Park
     What Color Is Your Sand Castle?
     What Has Feathers, but Cannot Fly?
     What's Wrong in Alaska?
     Why Save the Rainforests?
(Grades 6-8)
     A Girl Named Shawnadithit
     Acadia National Park
     Adélie Penguins
     Africa
     Alex Flinn
     Animals in the White House - First Dogs
     Australia
     Biscayne National Park
     Canyonlands National Park
     Captain William Bligh
     Cindy Neuschwander
     Comparative Advantage
     Cuddly Koalas
     Daniel Defoe
     Digestion -- The Foods We Eat
     Dry Tortugas National Park
     Eduardo's Tale of Two Worlds: Gangs in Jamaica
     Endangered Animals!
     Endangered Dolphins
     Explore Fun Facts about the United States
     Galapagos Giant Tortoises
     Galapagos Penguins
     Gary Schmidt
     Gennifer Choldenko
     Grandparents' Cottage
     Groundhog Day Across the Country
     Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
     Hawaiian Monk Seals
     Heather Moyse: Bobsleigh Racer
     How Do Coral Reefs Form?
     How Do Steel Drums Work?
     How Is Tabasco Sauce Made?
     Isle Royale National Park
     Jacqueline Kennedy
     James Ramsey Ullman
     Jean Studies U.S. History, Part 1
     John Christopher
     Jonathan Swift
     Karen Hesse
     Kathleen Karr
     Keeping a Monthly Assignment Calendar
     Key Deer
     Lady Liberty Gets a Makeover!
     Li Bing and Dujianyan
     Lucille Maud Montgomery
     Melting Arctic Ice
     Melting Glaciers
     Milton Bradley and the Checkered Game of Life
     Mr. Pool and the Hot Tub Mystery
     Napoleon Bonaparte
     Napoleon's Wars
     Natural Disasters: Disasters or Blessings?
     New World Heritage Sites
     North America
     Nuclear Energy
     Pitohuis and Ifritas
     Porcupine Fish
     Protesting the Iraq War
     Pythagoras: the Father of Numbers
     Shishmaref: A Tale of Global Warming
     Tasmanian Devils
     The 1993 Storm of the Century
     The Albatross
     The Apache Kid: Outlaw Legend of the Southwest, Part 2
     The Beothuk: A Lost Culture
     The Cottage
     The Dream Catcher
     The Everglades
     The Great Lakes
     The Haida: Eagle or Raven?
     The Mississippi River
     The Slave Trade
     The Street Children of Ecuador
     The World's Most Endangered Animals
     Tides
     Tsunami in the Indian Ocean
     Tuatara
     Warrior's Heart, Part 1 - Ira Hayes
     Warrior's Heart, Part 2 - Ira Hayes
     What Is a Citizen?
     What Is Batik?
     What Is Knitting?
     What Is Shinto?
     What Stinks? Animals that Reek
     What's Under the Ocean Waves?
     Wilma P. Mankiller: First Woman Chief of an American-Indian Nation
     World War II, Part 1
     World War II, Part 2
     Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve
(Grades 9-12)
     Accidental Discoveries: Charles Goodyear and Vulcanized Rubber
     Anton Chekhov
     Earth's Oldest Animals?
     Grace Abbott: Child Labor Activist
     Joseph Heller
     Matty McNair: Polar Explorer
     Seamus Heaney
     The Old Swamp Fox: General Francis Marion
     The Rainforest
     The Romans in Britain: Hadrian's Wall

Geography
(no assigned grade level)
     A Visit to Roger Williams Park Zoo
     Australia
     Australia
     Italy - Culture
     Italy
     Japan
     Japan
     Zack's Community Service Project
(Grades 3-5)
     Argentina - Geography
     Chile - Geography
     Croatia - Geography
     Cuba - Geography
     Ecuador - Geography
     Fiji - Geography
     Fiji - Traditions
     France - Geography
     Greece - Geography
     Greece - Traditions and Daily life
     Hawaii
     Iceland - Geography
     Indonesia - Geography
     Ireland - Geography
     Ireland - Traditions
     Madagascar - Geography
     Malaysia - Geography
     Malaysia - Traditions and Daily life
     Norway - Geography
     Puerto Rico - Geography
     Statue of Liberty
     The Bahamas - Geography
     The Beacons of Oregon
     The Charter Oak
     The Louisiana Purchase
     Yellowstone National Park
(Grades 6-8)
     Canada - Geography
     Croatia - Traditions and Culture
     Cuba - Culture
     Fiji - History
     Hawaii
     Iceland - Culture
     Indonesia - Culture
     New York State
     Nigeria - Culture
     Nigeria - History
     Panama - Culture
     Puerto Rico - Culture
     Russia - Geography
     Suriname - Culture
     The Bahamas - Culture
     Walt Disney – The Great Animator
     Woman of Flight -- Amelia Earhart
(Grades 9-12)
     Ancient Greece - History
     Cuba - History
     Ecuador - History
     Iceland - History
     Indonesia - History
     Madagascar - History
     Puerto Rico - History
     Suriname - History
     The Bahamas - History
     Venezuela - History


Finish the Story
     Raiders on Lambay (Grade 3-4)
     Hannah's History Surprise (Grade 3-6)
     A New Land (Grade 3-6)
     Building a Pizza (Grade 4)


What Would You Do?
     If You Were An Immigrant in 1893 (Grade 6-8)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     The Quarrel (Grades 2-3)
     Big Turtle: A Native American Story (Grades 2-4)
     Maui Tames the Sun: A Hawaiian Legend (Grades 3-4)
     The Magic Bowl (Grades 3-4)
     Setting and Achieving Goals (Grades 4-7)


Reluctant Reader Books
     Magnificent Mackinac (Grade 2-3)
     HI is for Hawaii (Grade 3-5)
     NH is for New Hampshire (Grade 3-5)
     S Is For St. Patrick (Grade 3-5)
     ME is for Maine (Grade 3-6)
     Crazy Coasters (Grade 4-5)
     Extreme Floods (Grade 4-5)
     How I Survived the Pirate Attack (Grade 4-5)
     Underground Treasure: The New York Gold Vault (Grade 4-5)
     FL is for Florida (Grade 4-6)
     GA is for Georgia (Grade 4-6)
     ID is for Idaho (Grade 4-6)
     L is for Landforms (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)
     MD is for Maryland (Grade 4-6)
     MS is for Mississippi (Grade 4-6)
     Mysterious Cities (Grade 4-6)
     NC is for North Carolina (Grade 4-6)
     NJ is for New Jersey (Grade 4-6)
     NY is for New York (Grade 4-6)
     OH is for Ohio (Grade 4-6)
     Tropical Rainforests (Grade 4-6)
     UT is for Utah (Grade 4-6)
     VA is for Virginia (Grade 4-6)
     Excuse Me! Wacky and Wild Cultural Differences (Grade 5-6)
     Muskoxen (Grade 5-6)
     Alcatraz: The Rock (Grade 5-8)
     Amazing Mazes (Grade 5-8)
     Famous Pirates (Grade 5-8)
     Lighthouses (Grade 5-8)
     Pirates: Fact or Fiction? (Grade 5-8)
     Haiti Then and Now (Grade 6-7)


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